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Cost of Attendance Calculator

The calculator is designed to estimate the costs of a full academic year. 

Note: these numbers reflect tuition charges and fees for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.  Amounts for the 2016-2017 Academic Year will be updated in the Spring.

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Net Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance is provided as a guide. The University reserves the right to change its charges at any time.

The cost of attendance includes necessary expenses for a student enrolled in graduate school. These are fixed costs, estimates of living expenses, transportation, books, and health insurance. Each year this budget is revised due to the changes in tuition, living expenses, books, supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses. Living expenses are based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics moderate cost of living budget for the Boston area.

Your award letter, sent at the time of admission, details your financial assistance, if any, from the University. Stafford loan and alternative loan eligibility has been indicated in a separate letter if we have received the FAFSA or International Financial Aid application from you. Using this information and the Cost of Attendance Calculator, you will be able to determine your net cost of attendance.

Full-time tuition (pro-rated) is billed per semester, and scholarships and/or loans are credited in the same manner. Fellowships and Summer Assistantships are distributed on a semi-monthly basis directly to the student. Fall semester bills are due in early August and spring semester bills are due in early January.

*Post-resident fee and extended master's fee: Students who complete their residency requirement, but not their degree requirements, are eligible for the post-resident fee, a very significantly reduced tuition, for as many semesters needed to complete the degree requirements within the degree completion requirements. Master's students who entered in Fall 2012 or later will pay the extended master's fee, not the post-resident fee.