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PLEASE NOTE: These costs are applicable to the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Cost of Attendance is based on as students enrollment status. Estimated averages are used for the tuition and fees components. Please see our detailed tuition and fees breakdown in the catalog.

Below is the annual cost as of the Fall 2024 semester.

  Full time (12+ credits) Three quarter time (9-11 credits)

Half time (6-8 credits)

Quarter time (1-5 credits)
Housing $6684 $6684 $6684 -
Food $2864 $2864 $2864 -
Transportation $1946 $1946 $1946 $1946
Personal $6188 $6188 $6188 -
Books and Supplies $2000 $1500 $1000 $500
Tuition $576 $432 $288 $144
Fees $5256 $3942 $2628 $1314
Fees (Instructional Support) $290 $236 $182 $128
Loan Origination Fees $100 $100 $100 -
Total $25,904 $23,892 $21,880 $4,032

Tuition and fees are direct costs. Other items are indirect estimated costs.

Application Fees

  • Application fee for Massachusetts Residents: $10 (The application fee is waived for online applicants.)
  • Application fee for non-residents: $35
  • Application fees are non-refundable


  • Massachusetts Residents (MA)*: $24/credit (Set by the Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Education)
  • Non-Massachusetts Residents and International Students: $230/credit
  • Auditing a course is 50% of tuition


  • College Fees**: $219/credit
  • Student Support Fee (non-refundable): $37
  • Instructional Support Fee***: $9 and up
  • Student Health Insurance**** (Fall 2024): $3,573 year or $2,387 for Spring semester only
  • Auditing a course is 50% of college fees and instructional support fee

* Some Rhode Island areas will qualify for Massachusetts Resident in-state tuition and fee rates under the New England Regional Student Program. See Admissions for more details.

**** Portion of the College Fee (mandatory charge) is collected from all students and used to pay for general college operations not funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These include, but are not limited to, instructional computer equipment, educational supplies, audiovisual aids, library books, and laboratory supplies.

*** The college also charges an Instructional Support Fee for courses with high technology, materials, or human resource costs. These fees range from $9 and up. Please consult the academic catalog for details on specific courses.

**** Please note that an insurance fee for the academic year is applicable for all students taking nine or more credits who do not have health insurance coverage. Students who have insurance coverage may waive this fee by completing a waiver form.

Tuition and College Fees Policies are set by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the college’s Board of Trustees and are subject to change. Visit for up-to-date information.

Visit the current college catalog for further information about additional, program-specific fees.