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

UPDATE: All figures, including tuition, have been updated to represent the cost of attendance for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Program Tuition Total

Required Fees

Fee Amount Total

Estimated Living and Educational Expenses (not required)

Fee Amount Total

Financial Aid

Course Assistantship
Research Assistantship
Summer Assistantship
Health Insurance Credit
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
GradPLUS Loan
Private Loan


Total Expenses
Total Financial Aid
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. For information on loan eligibility please contact Peggy Higgins at

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 (PhD students) or the extended master's fee (master's students), a very significantly reduced tuition, for as many semesters needed to complete the degree requirements, not to exceed published time to degree limits. In some cases, partial tuition waivers are available--please contact Peggy Higgins at for more information on the fee waiver amounts and eligibility.