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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.
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 .
|Parking Fee (Can be waived)||$130||$130||$260|
STANDARD ROOM AND BOARD
(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|
|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* Deposits may be withdrawn by June 2, 2014 by emailing Reslife@nichols.edu. Withdrawn deposits will be applied to your student account for the upcoming term.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:
Commuter to Resident:
|6||Additional Fees may apply.|
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:
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:
|Fee Description||Amount 2014-2015||Can the Fee be Waived? (restrictions may apply)|
|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|
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 email@example.com or 508-213-2288 if you have specific questions about any fees or policies.