Tuition and 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.

Tuition per credit hour  $25
College fees per credit hour $210
Total per credit hour $225

New England Regional Student Program (see New England Regional Student Program)

Tuition per credit hour    $37.50
College fees per credit hour $210
Total per credit hour $237.50

Non-Resident and International Students

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

Tuition per credit hour $230
College fees per credit hour $210
Total per credit hour $430

Non-State Supported Courses

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

Tuition per credit hour $25
College fees per credit hour $210
Total per credit hour $225

Tuition and Fees for Auditing Courses

If a student chooses to audit a course they will be charged tuition and fees based on their residency status and the above rates.

Program and Special Course 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) $50 per credit for all AUT courses; $4,070 first semester charge (mandatory automotive tool kit)
Dental Assisting Certificate (DAC) $360 per semester, $465 exam fee for DAC 115
Dental Hygiene Degree (DHY) $2,290 per semester, $3,690 DHY 102 Freshman Kit, $685 DHY 203 Sophomore Kit
HEA 106: Exploring Health Careers: Charting a Plan for Success $45 CPR test fee
Medical Assisting Degree (MAS) $160 for exam fee for MAS 240
Medical Office Certificate (MOC) $120 for exam fee for MAS 211
Nursing Degree — LPN Bridge (NUP) $1,135 per semester (excluding the first spring semester when enrolled in NUR 116)
Nursing Degree — Day (NU) $1,135 per semester
Nursing Degree — Evening (NUE) $1,135 per semester
Paramedic Technology Certificate (PAC) $1,135 per semester
Phlebotomy Training (XPLB) $155 for site fee for PLB 203
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree (PTA) $104 APTA Membership fee and $115 Student Supply kit fee (plus shipping) for PTA 103, $104 APTA Membership fee and $50 Scorebuilders Mock Licensure Exam fee for PTA 114
Practical Nursing Certificate (PN) $1,135 per semester
Study Abroad HUM 290 has variable costs depending on the destination and length of stay. See Please note that this course is exempt from refund policies. Fees associated with registering are non-refundable.
Veterinary Technology Degree (VTE) $1,210 per semester

Additional Expenses – All Students

Registration fee $50 per semester
Technology access fee $100 per semester
Health insurance2 *$4,200 (September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024)
Health insurance2 *$2,800 (January 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024, 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 $30 per semester for students taking nine credits or more per semester


Official Transcript Fees

Mount Wachusett Community College has authorized Parchment to provide self-service electronic delivery of transcripts.


  • Electronic (email) transcript: $2.75
  • Paper transcript USPS Domestic mail option: $2.75 + $2.50 shipping/handling = $5.25
  • Parchment also offers USPS International, FedEx Domestic, and FedEx International as mailing methods. Fees are to be determined at checkout.

Please note: Current and former students can choose to send their transcripts for free through the US mail using MWCC’s online form.

Replacement Diplomas

Replacement diplomas are requested through the Records Office and the cost is $25.

Cancelation for Non-payment of Charges

Payment of all charges is due in full by the due date specified on the student bill. Students whose accounts have not been paid in full, or otherwise cleared through commitments by other sources, will be subject to cancelation of class enrollment. Students will not be allowed to re-enroll without proper payment.

Payment Options
The College accepts payment for tuition and fees by check, money order, Discover, Visa, AMEX, and MasterCard. A monthly payment plan is also administered by the Nelnet. Financial aid, scholarships, waivers and third party payments are also means available to satisfy payment of the applicable tuition and fees.

Credit Cards
Students may use Discover, Visa, AMEX, and MasterCard to pay their tuition and fees. If using a credit card, please go online and log in to your iConnect account. Click on the “Pay My Bill” tab and then choose “Make a Payment”.

Payment Plan
Students may enroll in a monthly payment plan administered by Nelnet. A modest enrollment fee is charged but there is no interest charge. Details on the plan can be found at this link.

Third Party Payment
Occasionally a student’s employer or outside agency will satisfy all or part of their obligation to the college. Under these circumstances, authorization from the company or agency is required in order to stop cancelation of classes for non-payment. Please contact MWCC Student Financial Services at 978-630-9169 with any questions or to submit proper documentation. Students may be required to pay for the course in order to continue if all requirements are not met.

Waivers, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Tuition waivers (for example: senior citizen tuition waivers, veterans waivers, and state-contract driven employee benefits) are required to be submitted to MWCC Student Financial Services prior to start of classes. Students without documentation may have their classes canceled for non-payment.

Refund Options
MWCC has partnered with BankMobile to deliver refunds. For more information regarding refunds, please click here.

Refund Policy
In the case of withdrawal, an official withdrawal form must be completed.

Credit Courses
The college refund policy for tuition and other fees is as follows (this policy is subject to change without notice):

  • Administrative withdrawal due to non-attendance (failure to participate for online courses) 50%
  • Prior to the classes starting 100%
  • Through the first week of classes 100%
  • During the second week of classes 50% (excluding reg. fee & info. tech. fee)
  • After the second week of classes 0%
  • If a class is canceled by the college 100% tuition and fees

Prior to the start of each semester, the MWCC Records Office publishes the academic calendar, which includes the exact dates that define this refund policy. Student financial assistance recipients will have their refunds calculated according to applicable federal regulations for sessions of eight weeks or less (including all summer courses); each class will be considered to be one week for the refund calculation above. Weekend courses, intersession courses, modular courses, distance learning courses (excluding WEB courses), telecourses, cooperative education, and other non-standard length courses have a special refund policy. Please contact the MWCC Records Office for detailed information.

Please note: HUM 290 Travel and Study: International Culture, Philosophy, and Arts is exempt from the above refund policies. All fees are non-refundable after registration, unless the course is canceled by the college.

Noncredit Courses

  • Prior to seven days before first class meeting 100% refund
  • After first class 0% refund

Senior Citizen and Massachusetts Tuition/Fee Waivers
A. Students 60 years and older and who are Massachusetts residents for at least one year are eligible for waiver of credit based tuition and fees on a space available basis. Eligible senior citizens may not register for classes until one week prior to the start of classes, if space is available, to take advantage of the senior citizen tuition and fee waiver. Individuals registering prior to that time will be expected to pay all applicable tuition and fees. Please call MWCC Student Financial Services for further information at 978-630-9169.

B. The Massachusetts legislature has approved a number of tuition waiver programs, Categorical Tuition Waivers, for individuals meeting certain criteria. These waivers include the Veterans Tuition Waiver, the Massachusetts National Guard Tuition and Fee Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Client Waiver, the Native American Waiver, and others. Eligible individuals must present proof of eligibility to receive a tuition waiver of state-supported tuition (classes with a billing attribute of B100). Fees and non-state supported tuition will only be waived when the enabling legislation calls for such action.

C. Eligibility requirements include the following criteria: Be accepted to a degree or certificate program; be enrolled in at least three credits per semester; be making satisfactory academic progress; be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year; be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; not be in default of a student loan; be in compliance with Selective Service laws. Auditing classes and enrolling in classes that are not required by the student’s degree program will not be covered by these waivers.

Unpaid Debt Policy
It is MWCC’s policy that students or former students having any unpaid obligations for tuition or any fees due the college and who have not made acceptable arrangements for settlement of such obligations, will be subject to the withholding of any grades, grade reports, transcripts, diplomas and certificates, and will not be eligible to enroll in any course or program of the college until satisfactory settlement of unpaid debts. Students will incur all costs of collection if the college must place their accounts with a collection agency and with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for intercept of other state payments (tax refunds, etc.). All receipts for payment must be issued in the student’s name, regardless of who is paying the bill. Former students who have a current student loan default will be subject to the same prohibitions.