Cost of Tuition & Fees

Day State-Supported Courses

Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts resident students are defined as a U.S. citizen or resident alien who has lived in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for at least six continuous months preceding the beginning date of the academic period for which he/she seeks to enroll. All International students attending this college with a student visa must pay non-resident tuition.

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Onward
Tuition per credit hour  $25 $25
College fees per credit hour $197 $197
Total per credit hour $222 $222

New England Regional Student Program

MWCC participates in the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). This program, administered by the New England Board of Higher Education, offers qualified out-of-state residents the benefit of reduced tuition to study at any of the publicly-supported institutions of higher education in New England. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 978-630-9110, or at admissions@mwcc.edu.

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Onward
Tuition per credit hour    $37.50 $37.50
College fees per credit hour $197 $197
Total per credit hour $234.50 $234.50

Non-Resident and International Students

All international students attending this college with a student visa must pay non-resident tuition.

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Onward
Tuition per credit hour $230 $230
College fees per credit hour $197 $197
Total per credit hour $427 $427

Non-State Supported Courses

(Includes some day courses, most WEB courses, and most courses offered at Leominster, Devens, Fitchburg Campuses and Off-Campus)

Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Onward
Tuition per credit hour $25 $25
College fees per credit hour $197 $197
Total per credit hour $222 $222

Additional Expenses—All Students

Registration fee $50 per semester
Technology access fee (1-8 credits) $75 per semester
Technology access fee (9+ credits) $100 per semester
Health insurance2 $3,045 (September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021)
Health insurance2 $2,032 (January 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021, for spring semester students entering in January)
LEM (laboratory, equipment, and materials fee3 $10 per credit for laboratory and other equipment-intensive courses
Liability insurance4 $15 per specified course
Student activity fee $20 per semester for students taking nine credits or more per semester

2 State law mandates that students (with nine credits or more per semester) carry health insurance if not currently insured. There is a mandatory basic plan insurance charge for all students enrolled in nine or more credits. A student who has adequate medical coverage may request a waiver by going to Gallagher Student Health Plans. Free care is not considered adequate medical coverage. The cost for this plan is set by a committee representing all Massachusetts community colleges and is subject to change annually. The fees listed above are the 2017-18 rates.

3 LEM (laboratory, equipment and materials) fee applies to all courses with prefixes: ACC 227 Computerized Accounting, AQS, ART, AUT, BIO (except BIO 101 Introduction To Nutrition (formerly NUT101), BIO 103 Human Health And Disease and BIO 113 Life Science for Allied Health (formerly BIO 099)), CAD, BTC, CET, CHE, CIS, CJU 110 Introduction To Criminalistics (formerly CJU 234), EAS, EGM 105 Introduction to Energy Management Principles, EGM 115 Sustainability and the Built Environment, EGM 125 Energy Analysis And Auditing, EGM 220 Heating And Cooling Systems, EGM 280 Sustainable Building Operations And Maintenance, EET, EKG, EOA 106 Keyboarding, EOA 107 Word Processing Applications, EOA 110, FST, GID, HCC, HEA 115 Nurse Assistant Theory, HEA 116 Nurse Assistant Practicum, HEA 117 Acute Care CNA Training, HEA 118 Home Health Aide, HIM, MAS (except MAS 102 Medical Terminology), MET, MLT, MRT, MTC, PHY, PLB, PLT, PTA, VET and to all courses with a campus code “WEB”.

4 Liability insurance applies to the following courses: CED 203, CJU 252, ECE 114, ECE 124, EGM 290, EKG 101, EOA 180, HEA 116, HIM 103, HIM 200, HST 250, ISC 220, LAW 265, MAS 207, MAS 211, MAS 250, MLT 103, MLT 220, NRD 220, PLB 101, PLB 203, PHE 250, PTA 103, PTA 114, VTE 110, VTE 210, VTE 215, VTE 216, VTE 220 AND VTE 225.

Program Fees

In addition to the regular tuition and college fees, several programs are charged program fees and some courses have special fees. See below for your program or course.

Automotive Technology Certificate and Degree (ATC & ATD) $3,550 first semester charge (mandatory automotive tool kit)
Dental Assisting Certificate (DAC) $350 per semester, $450 exam fee for DAC 115
Dental Hygiene Degree (DHY) $2,225 per semester, $3584.11 DHY 102 Freshman Kit, $665.14 DHY 203 Sophomore Kit
Emergency Medical Technical Training (XEMT) $55 certification exam administration fee upon successful completion of HCC 111HCC 112. (See program sheet for a complete list of exam fees.)
Medical Assisting Degree (MAS) $125 for exam fee for MAS 240
Medical Office Certificate (MOC) $117 for exam fee for MAS 211
Nursing Degree — LPN Bridge (NUP) $1,100 per semester (excluding the first spring semester when enrolled in NUR 116)
Nursing Degree — Day (NU) $850 per semester
Nursing Degree — Evening (NUE) $850 per semester
Paramedic Technology Certificate (PAC) $1,100 per semester
Phlebotomy Training (XPLB) $150 for site fee for PLB 203
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree (PTA) $262 Membership and Materials for PTA 103, $104 Membership for PTA 114
Practical Nursing Certificate (PN) $1,100 per semester
Study Abroad HUM 290 has variable costs depending on the destination and length of stay. Visit the Study Abroad page. Please note that this course is exempt from refund policies. Fees associated with registering are non-refundable.
Veterinary Technology Degree (VTE) $850 per semester
HEA 106 Exploring Health Careers: Charting a Plan for Success $43 CPR test fee

* The automotive tool kit fee listed above is the 2019-2020 cost. This price is subject to change, based on market prices.

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.