Tuition and Fees

An affordable business education

In the business world, it’s important to understand your return on an investment. At Nichols, we practice what we teach - offering a world-class business education at a good value. It’s our mission to prepare you for a meaningful career. As our track record of successful alumni shows, an investment in a Nichols education is one that pays off.

We understand that financing a college education can be challenging and we are here to help.

Our financial assistance staff is committed to providing students who demonstrate financial need with the resources needed to finance a Nichols College education. In fact, last year 98% of our incoming students received financial assistance and more than 95% of our students received grants directly from the college. When looking at all funding sources, the average financial assistance package for a full time student is over $30,155 per year.

Tuition for full-time day students covers a course load between 12 and 19 credit hours per semester. This may include day courses, evening courses and graduate courses .

2014-2015 Fall and Spring Terms




Spring Term

Year Total

Undergraduate Day4 $16,035 $16,035 $32,070
SGA Fee $150 $150 $300
Parking Fee (Can be waived) $130 $130 $260
Commuter Total4 $16,315 $16,315 $32,630
(All residence halls except Copper Beech)
Standard Room 1,3 $3,412.50 $3,412.50 $6,825
Standard Meal Plans2 $2,705 $2,705 $5,410
Standard Room5 $6,117.50 $6,117.50 $12,235.00
Copper Beech Apts.1,3 $4,252 $4252 $8,504
Copper Beech Apts. Meal2 $1,895 $1,895 $3,790
Total Copper Beech $6,147 $6,147 $12,294




Housing Deposit: A non-refundable* deposit of $200 is required of all returning resident students. The deposit is applied to the Fall term. Please note that students who were commuters for the Fall term and wish to be residents for the Spring term will be required to make the $200 housing deposit and the deposit will be applied to the Spring term.

* Deposits may be withdrawn by June 2, 2014 by emailing Withdrawn deposits will be applied to your student account for the upcoming term.




Meal Plan: All Resident students are required to have a meal plan.A Commuter Meal Plan is available. Refer to Dining Services for additional information.



Single Room: There is an additional charge of for a single room. This must be requested in advance and is subject to availability. 2014-2015 single room supplement: $825 per semester



Textbooks: The cost of textbooks is not included in tuition charges. Textbooks are purchased separately at the Nichols College Bookstore.Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from the Business Office.


Residency Changes During the Term

Resident to Commuter:
If you move off campus during the term, your room and meal is pro-rated according to the Withdrawal Policy. There is a very limited time frame to receive a pro-rate of charges.

Commuter to Resident:
Becoming a resident student mid-term is subject to room availability. Please contact the Residence Life department to discuss your options at

6 Additional Fees may apply.

Health Insurance Options

Massachusetts State law requires that students who attend college full-time pay a health insurance fee. The rate for the 2013-2014 is $1,788. You may qualify to waive this fee. Under state law, every student enrolled in at least a 75% full-time course load must participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Additional information can be found on the Consolidated Health Plans website.

Billing and Payment

Billing and Payment:

Statements are mailed prior to the start of the semester and billed on the following schedule (subject to change):

There are many ways to pay your statement charges:

Refund Policy

Additional fees may apply and are posted online for your convenience. Our withdrawal policy is available as a downloadable PDF. Please contact the Business Office with any additional questions.

Additional Fees:

Fee Description Amount 2014-2015 Can the Fee be Waived? (restrictions may apply)
Graduation Fee $150  
Health Insurance TBA (per year) Waiveable
Lab & Course Fees $30 to $90  
Late Payment Fee $250 per semester  
Overload Fee (excess of 19 credits) $1,069 per credit  
Parking Fee $130 per semester Waiveable
Refund Insurance Fee TBA (per semester) Waiveable
Residence Life: Single Room Supplement  $825 per semester  
Returned Check Fee $50  
Student Government Assoc. Fee $150 per semester  
Study Abroad Fee $500  

Miscellaneous Adjustments

Adjustments may be made to the student account during the year. These adjustments are typically done once a month and students will receive an email informing them that they should check their statements online. The most common adjustments are for damage billing, disciplinary fines, library fines, parking tickets and replacement ID cards. Please contact the Business Office at or 508-213-2288 if you have specific questions about any fees or policies.

Questions? Contact us.

Nichols College
P.O. Box 5000
Dudley, MA 01571