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Financial Aid and Scholarships

$40 Million

in financial aid awarded to our students every year


of students qualify for and receive financial aid


available to freshman and transfer students

Quality, affordable education

The purpose of financial aid is to assist those students who would be unable to attend college without financial assistance. We are committed to helping motivated students find the resources they need to reach their educational goals and realize their dreams.

The Financial Aid Award Guide (.pdf) is a handy refresher for accepted students who have already received their aid.

Cost to Attend 2019/2020

Total Direct Costs

Massachusetts Resident
On Campus Student *$21,806 per year
Commuter Student
$10,523 per year
Out-of-State Resident
On Campus Student *$27,896 per year
Commuter Student
$16,603 per year
New England Regional Student Program**
On Campus Student *$22,301 per year
Commuter Student
$11,008 per year

Other Indirect Costs

Books $1000 per year (estimate)
Transportation*** $350 - $1,000 per year
Personal Expenses $1,500 per year
Student Health Insurance $3,444 (if not currently covered)

Estimates are based on the schedule of fees available at the time of publication. All costs are subject to change.

* On Campus charges are dependent on housing assignment and meal plan selection.

** The New England Regional Student Program is for students whose home state public institutions do not offer their intended majors. View eligible programs, or visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

*** Varies whether commuting or resident student.

The Financial Aid office is here to support you. Contact Financial Aid for more information.