Tuition and Fees

As you prepare to budget for your 2016/2017 academic year educational expenses, you will find some costs easier to predict than others. You will also need money for books, supplies, personal expenses, and transportation. A one-time fee of $265 will be charged for attending the mandatory University Orientation. Listed here are the costs for the 2016/2017 academic year, which include billed expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) as well as estimates for other expenses.

First Semester Charges

Charges at the University are billed by semester. First semester charges are due in full by early August.

Tuition $24,588
Undergraduate Student Fees $532
Room and Board* $7,435
Total Billed Expenses $32,555

*Room and board rates vary depending upon type of housing and dining plan. Rates are for room and board on a license agreement for the full academic year. Participation in the dining program is optional for students who are assigned to apartment-style residences. Variances in room and board may also occur if students claim commuter status as a special circumstance.

Billed Expenses for the 2016/17 Academic Year

Billed Expenses
Tuition $49,176
Room (depending on type of accommodation) $9,810
Board (most dining plans) $5,060
Fees $1,064
Total Billed Expenses $65,110
Other Related Expenses
Books and Supplies $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,320
Local Transportation (average) $630
Total Other Related Expenses $2,950

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees.

Mandatory Health Insurance

Massachusetts law requires all students enrolled in at least 75% of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance. Students who cannot demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan are required to purchase the University’s student health insurance plan, which is due and payable with your first-semester charges. For more information, see the Student Health Services website.