Tuition and Fees

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Tuition & Fees – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

DescriptionOn CampusOff Campus
Undergraduate Day Tuition1$38,825$38,825
Comprehensive Fee$1,500$1,500
Health Services Fee$150$150
Housing (Standard Room)2$8,500$7,000
Meals (Standard Meal Plan)2$6450N/A
Personal Expenses$1,500$1,500

Housing & Meals – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

DescriptionYear Total
Standard Housing/Meal2$14,950
Copper Beech Apartments/Meal2$16,025

Additional Fees – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Fee DescriptionAmount
Health Insurance*TBD
Lab & Course Fees$30 to $90
Late Payment Fee$250
Overload Fee (excess of 18 credits)$1,000 per credit
Parking Fee* (Residents)$375
Parking Fee* (Commuters)$325
Refund Insurance Fee*TBD
*All students are charged Student Health Insurance; however, the fee is waived if the student completes an online waiver showing they have comparable coverage.

Massachusetts State Law requires that students who attend college full-time pay a health insurance fee. 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. Massachusetts State Law requires students carrying 9 or more credits be enrolled in a qualified health insurance program. To enroll in the Nichols plan or submit a waiver, please complete the corresponding form at University Health Plans.

Statements are available electronically prior to the start of the semester and are due on the following schedule (subject to change):

  • Fall: Payment in full or a payment plan must be finalized by July 1st.
  • Spring: Payment in full or a payment plan must be finalized by January 3rd.
  • Summer and Winter sessions: Payment is due by the posted payment date for the session.

There are many ways to pay your statement charges:

  • 529 Plan Disbursements
  • Check/Cash
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Financial Aid Loans & Grants
  • Monthly Payment Plans
  • GI Bill / Yellow Ribbon Program
  • MEFA UPlan
  • Scholarships from other companies/organizations in your community and extended community.

Our withdrawal policy explains the official process to withdraw from Nichols College including the refund percentages and time frames. Students who are considering withdrawing should initially contact Katie Moulton, Associate Director of Enrollment & Retention, at 508-213-2402 or

Residence Life Fees – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Fee DescriptionAmount
Single Room Supplement$3,100
Single Room Supplement – Copper Beech$3,100
Returned Check Fee$50
Study Abroad Fee$1,500

International Students – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Fee DescriptionAmount
International Student Fee$650


¹ The cost of textbooks is not included in tuition charges. Textbooks are purchased separately through the First Day® Complete program. Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from Student Financial Services. Contact to learn more about our book voucher program.

² 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

All Resident students are required to have a meal plan. A Commuter Meal Plan is also available. Contact for more information.