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Nichols College

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Tuition and Fees

Nichols College is committed to helping students afford and understand college tuition. If you’re looking for a complete breakdown of the fees and costs associated with attending college, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can find resources that lay out the cost of living at Nichols, lab and course fees, tuition, and more.  

Your potential is what we believe in—and invest in. It’s why we made the decision to freeze tuition at the 2015-2016 level and why the cost of attendance has only been raised less than 1% in the past 5 years. Additionally, Nichols is providing more aid than ever before. In fact, once you add up all funding sources, you may find that we cost a lot less than you think. For even more insight into the price of attending Nichols College, try the net price calculator.

Undergraduate Adult Education Tuition

Undergraduate Course Rate1                              $330 per credit*

  1. Books: The cost of books is not included with tuition. Books may be purchased separately at the bookstore. Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from Student Financial Services.

*Rates are in effect May 2016 through April 2017 and are subject to change.

Graduation fee

A mandatory fee of $150 per degree earned will be charged to all students certified for graduation, regardless of whether or not the student participates in the commencement ceremony.

Returned item

A $50 fee will be charged to accounts for each returned item to Nichols College for non-payment.

Taking day courses

As an undergraduate adult education student, you have the added flexibility of enrolling in Nichols day courses, under the following guidelines:

  • Consult with your academic advisor and the Registrar to learn whether any approvals are required for your class.
  • You may be charged full-time day rates. Keep in mind the per credit rate for a day undergraduate course is $1,100 (2017-2018 year). Part time day courses under the 12 credit limit or full time day courses over the 19 credits are charged this rate.
  • If you receive financial aid, please alert the Financial Aid Department to the increased tuition and fees incurred by day courses. This may affect your financial aid eligibility.
  • You may be assessed a Lab/Course Fee for certain fine arts or laboratory science courses.
  • You may be assessed a health insurance fee.

Financial aid

Our Financial Aid Office is committed to help you with loans, financing and scholarships as needed. We require only one financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We use this information to determine your annual eligibility for federal and state need-based financial aid. The school code is 002197.

Payment options

Please contact Student Financial Services at sfs [at] nichols [dot] edu or 508-213-2288 if you have any questions concerning tuition, fees, payment options, and the availability of payment plans.


For First Responders

In recognition of the importance of our First Responders, Nichols College is proud to offer a 20% discount on tuition costs for police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians enrolling in undergraduate adult or graduate programs.

For Seniors

To promote lifelong learning, Nichols College offers a 15% discount on tuition costs for students 65 years and over who enroll in undergraduate adult education program courses.

For Chamber of Commerce Members

To support our local business community, Nichols College will offer a 10% discount to all Chamber of Commerce members enrolling in undergraduate evening or graduate degree programs, effective July 1, 2017.