Cost of Attendance 2023-2024

CostsPer SemesterPer Year
Tuition *$18,650$37,300
General Fee **$850$1,700
Health InsuranceRequired for students enrolled in 9 or more credits.
Required by MA law unless otherwise insured for domestic students.
Required without exception for international students.
CostsPer CreditPer Year
General Fee **$70
Health InsuranceRequired for students enrolled in 9 or more credits.
Required by MA law unless otherwise insured for domestic students.
Required without exception for international students.

HousingPer SemesterPer Year
Double Room$6,140$12,275
Single Room$8,050$16,100
Triple Room$5,300$10,600

Additional Fees & DepositsOne Time Charges
Orientation FeeNew Students Only$200
Graduation FeeGraduating Seniors$125
Art Supply Starter KitNew Students Only$1,000
Housing Damage Deposit (refundable) ***Refunded Upon Graduation or Withdrawal from the College$300
Tuition Deposit +Required for All Newly Admitted Students$250
Housing Deposit +Non Refundable or Transferable$275
Application FeeDue to Admissions when you Apply$50
Transcript FeePer Copy of Transcript Requested$5
Late FeePer Semester that Payment is Received After the Due Date$125

The tuition costs for full-time students apply to those enrolling for 12 to 18 credits (four to six courses) for the semester. Students enrolling for nine or fewer credits (three or fewer courses) are considered part-time students and pay tuition based on the number of credits elected. For students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours will be charged per credit hour and added to the full-time charge.
*** Not to be confused with the $275 non-refundable housing deposit for incoming freshman and transfer students.
+ All tuition deposits for newly admitted students for the fall semester, are non-refundable after May 1 and are deducted from the final bill. Housing deposits are always non-refundable and non-transferable.  If a student decides to defer after May 1 for one year and does not attend, the tuition deposit is non-refundable.


General Fee: The general fee includes non-academic costs for direct services such as registration, communication and network services, student activities, museum memberships as well as student health and wellness services. Occasionally, courses may require additional fees to cover special materials that students use in class. If special fees are to be assessed, they will be listed in the course syllabus. Courses in graphic design, computer design, photography, printmaking, and sculpture might fall into this category.

Housing Fees: A $275 housing deposit fee is required to secure placement in college housing each school year. The $275 housing deposit is non-refundable. A $300 security deposit charge is assessed during the first semester of occupancy. This $300 damage deposit is returned to the student at the end of the student’s last semester, provided they do not have an outstanding balance due. College housing fees are paid by semester and are included on the semester bill. The housing room charge covers the semester rental, security, and all utilities.

Health Insurance: Massachusetts state law requires that all students enrolled for nine credits or more be covered by a medical insurance plan. For students who do not have medical insurance coverage, Montserrat provides a plan for basic health and accident coverage. This health insurance fee is automatically added to the first semester’s tuition bill. If covered by a comparable or better health insurance plan, the student may deduct the health insurance amount from the tuition bill and submit a completed health plan insurance waiver along with the initial tuition payment. *Amount subject to change

Orientation Fee: All new incoming students are required to pay an orientation fee that helps support orientation activities.

Graduation Fee: All graduating seniors are required to pay a graduation fee that helps support commencement activities.

Art Supply Starter Kit: As a service to all new students, Montserrat prepares a comprehensive package of recommended art materials and books. This art supply starter kit includes more than 100 items and provides most of the basic materials needed for the foundation year. Because we purchase these supplies in quantity, we are able to provide these materials at approximately 20 percent less than retail. The college reserves the right to adjust costs and fees it deems necessary without prior notice.

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