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

The following information has been updated for the 2021-2022 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
Direct Unsubsidized 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, 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 Monique Howell 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 August and spring semester bills are due in December. For the full billing schedule, please refer to the Student Financial Services website.

*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. Post-resident students are eligible for as many semesters needed to complete the degree requirements, not to exceed published time to degree limits. Extended Master's students are eligible for up to two semesters. In some cases, partial tuition waivers are available--please contact Monique Howell at for more information on the fee waiver amounts and eligibility.