Cost of Attendance

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Day State-supported Courses

Massachusetts Residents1

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 onward
Tuition per credit hour $25.00 $25.00
College fees per credit hour $187.00 $192.00
Total per credit hour $212.00 $217.00

New England Regional Student Program (see New England Regional Student Program)

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 onward
Tuition per credit hour $37.50 $37.50
College fees per credit hour $187.00 $192.00
Total per credit hour $224.50 $229.50

Non-resident & International Students

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 onward
Tuition per credit hour $230.00 $230.00
College fees per credit hour $187.00 $192.00
Total per credit hour $417.00 $422.00

Non-State Supported Courses offered through the Division of Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development

(Includes some day courses, all WEB courses, and all courses offered at Leominster, Devens, and Fitchburg Campuses.)

Summer 2018 Fall 2018 onward
Tuition per credit hour $25.00 $25.00
College fees per credit hour $187.00 $192.00
Total per credit hour $212.00 $217.00

Tuition and Fees for Auditing Courses

If a student chooses to audit a course they will be charged tuition and fees based on their residency status and the above rates.

 

Program Fees

In addition to the regular tuition and college fees, several programs are charged program fees. See below for your program.

Automotive Technology Certificate and Degree (ATC & ATD) $2,900 first semester charge (mandatory automotive tool kit)*
Dental Assisting Certificate (DAC) $350 per semester
Dental Hygiene Degree $2,225 per semester
Emergency Medical Technical Training (XEMT) $55 certification exam administration fee upon successful completion of HCC 111, HCC 112. (See program sheet for a complete list of exam fees.)
Medical Assisting Degree (MAS) $125 for exam fee for MAS 240
Nursing Degree -- LPN Bridge (NUP) $1,100 per semester (excluding the first spring semester when enrolled in NUR 116)
Nursing Degree -- Day (NU) $850 per semester
Nursing Degree -- Evening (NUE) $850 per semester
Paramedic Technology Certificate (PAC) $1,100 per semester
Phlebotomy Training (XPLB) $150 for site fee for PLB 203
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree (PTA) $25 for equipment for PTA 105 and $40 exam fee for PTA 117
Practical Nursing Certificate (PN) $1,100 per semester
Veterinary Technology Certificate (VTE) $850 per semester

* The automotive tool kit fee listed above is the 2017-2018 cost. This price is subject to change, based on market prices.

Additional Expenses—All Students

Registration fee $50.00 per semester
Technology access fee (1-8 credits) $75.00 per semester
Technology access fee (9+ credits) $100.00 per semester
Health insurance2 $1,712.00 (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018)
Health insurance2 $1,143.00 (January 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018, for spring semester students entering in January)
LEM (laboratory, equipment, and materials fee3 $10.00 per credit for laboratory and other equipment-intensive courses
Liability insurance4 $15 per specified course
Student activity fee $20.00 per semester for students taking nine credits or more per semester

Cancelation for Non-payment of Charges

Payment of all charges is due in full by the due date specified on the student bill. Students whose accounts have not been paid in full, or otherwise cleared through commitments by other sources, will be subject to cancelation of class enrollment. Students will not be allowed to re-enroll without proper payment.

Payment Options

The College accepts payment of tuition and fees by cash, check, money order, Discover, Visa, and MasterCard. A monthly payment plan is also administered by the FACTS/NELNET Co. financial aid, scholarships, waivers and third party payments are also means available to satisfy payment of the applicable tuition and fees.

Credit Cards

Students may use MasterCard, VISA or Discover to pay their tuition and fees. If using a credit card, please go online and log in to your iConnect account. Click on the "Pay My Bill/Waive Insurance" tab and then choose Make a Payment (full or partial).

Payment Plan

Students may enroll in a monthly payment plan administered by FACTS/NELNET. A modest enrollment fee is charged but no interest is charged. This option is only available for the fall and spring full semesters. Details on the plan can be found at this link.

Third Party Payment

Occasionally a student’s employer or outside agency will satisfy all or part of their obligation to the college. Under these circumstances, authorization from the company or agency is required in order to stop cancelation of classes for non-payment. Please contact MWCC Student Accounts at 978-630-9149 with any questions or to submit proper documentation. Students may be required to pay for the course in order to continue if all requirements are not met.

Waivers, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Tuition waivers (for example: senior citizen tuition waivers, veterans waivers, and state-contract driven employee benefits) are required to be submitted to MWCC Student Accounts prior to start of classes. Students without documentation may have their classes canceled for non-payment.

Refund Options

MWCC has partnered with BankMobile to deliver refunds.  For more information regarding refunds, please click here.

 

Refund Policy

In the case of withdrawal, an official withdrawal form must be completed.

Credit Courses

The college refund policy for tuition and other fees is as follows (this policy is subject to change without notice):

Administrative withdrawal due to non-attendance (failure to participate for online courses) 50%
Prior to the classes starting 100%
Through the first week of classes 100%
During the second week of classes 50% (excluding reg. fee & info. tech. fee)
After the second week of classes 0%
If a class is canceled by the college 100% tuition and fees

Prior to the start of each semester, the MWCC Records Office publishes the academic calendar, which includes the exact dates that define this refund policy.   Student financial assistance recipients will have their refunds calculated according to applicable federal regulations for sessions of eight weeks or less (including all summer courses); each class will be considered to be one week for the refund calculation above.  Weekend courses, intersession courses, modular courses, distance learning courses (excluding WEB courses), telecourses, cooperative education, and other non-standard length courses have a special refund policy. Please contact the MWCC Records Office for detailed information.

Noncredit Courses

Prior to seven days before first class meeting 100% refund
After first class 0% refund

Senior Citizen and Massachusetts Tuition/Fee Waivers

A. Students 60 years and older and who are Massachusetts residents for at least one year are eligible for waiver of credit based tuition and fees on a space available basis. Eligible senior citizens may not register for classes until one week prior to the start of classes, if space is available, to take advantage of the senior citizen tuition and fee waiver. Individuals registering prior to that time will be expected to pay all applicable tuition and fees. Please call MWCC Student Accounts for further information at 978-630-9149.

B. The Massachusetts legislature has approved a number of tuition waiver programs, Categorical Tuition Waivers, for individuals meeting certain criteria. These waivers include the Veterans Tuition Waiver, the Massachusetts National Guard Tuition and Fee Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Client Waiver, the Native American Waiver, and others. Eligible individuals must present proof of eligibility to receive a tuition waiver of state-supported tuition (classes with a billing attribute of B100). Fees and non-state supported tuition will only be waived when the enabling legislation calls for such action.

C. Eligibility requirements include the following criteria: Be accepted to a degree or certificate program; be enrolled in at least three credits per semester; be making satisfactory academic progress; be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year; be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen; not be in default of a student loan; be in compliance with Selective Service laws. Auditing classes and enrolling in classes that are not required by the student’s degree program will not be covered by these waivers.

Unpaid Debt Policy

It is MWCC’s policy that students or former students having any unpaid obligations for tuition or any fees due the college and who have not made acceptable arrangements for settlement of such obligations, will be subject to the withholding of any grades, grade reports, transcripts, diplomas and certificates, and will not be eligible to enroll in any course or program of the college until satisfactory settlement of unpaid debts. Students will incur all costs of collection if the college must place their accounts with a collection agency and with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for intercept of other state payments (tax refunds, etc.). All receipts for payment must be issued in the student’s name, regardless of who is paying the bill. Former students who have a current student loan default will be subject to the same prohibitions.