Tuition and Financial Aid

This section is for prospective students applying for admission. If you are a current student, please visit the Student Financial Services website for financial aid deadlines and policies.
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Affording Mount Holyoke

The value of a high-quality liberal arts education is significant and lasting — studies show it is one of the most worthwhile investments a student can make. A Mount Holyoke College degree offers both personal and professional rewards that last a lifetime. 

We recognize the cost of attendance can seem daunting and the financial aid process can be confusing. Don’t worry: The College’s student financial services staff are committed to working closely with students and families throughout the process. 

A Plan for Every Student

Mount Holyoke College has always supported an economically diverse student body, making an extraordinary education available to students from all income levels.

We are committed to educating students of promise, and because every family’s financial situation is different, we offer both merit-based and need-based aid to qualified applicants.

As you navigate the financial aid process, remember: Our financial aid packages meet the full documented need, as determined by institutional policy, of every admitted student who applies for aid by the published deadlines. And student financial services staff are standing by to help.

More Affordable Than You Think

We've developed these tools to help first-time students and their families estimate a potential financial aid package. Please note: These tools are currently applicable only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Additional details about financial aid are available for international students.

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MyinTuition

Mount Holyoke provides this fast, free, anonymous tool with just six basic financial questions to help students and parents estimate college costs.
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Net Price Calculator

Find out your estimated eligibility for need-based financial aid should you attend Mount Holyoke College as a first-year student.

Billed Costs for Undergraduates

Estimated Cost of Attendance based on 2020–2021 fees = $72,638

2020-2021
Tuition: $54,400
Room and Board: $16,020
Student Activities Fee:      $218
Total: $70,638

Health insurance may be an additional billed cost. All students are required to have health insurance, per state law, and the College enrolls all students in its own insurance plan. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can waive this fee if their personal health insurance plan meets state requirements. Learn more about student health insurance.

Non Billed Costs

Most students incur other costs during the year. We provide these costs as an estimate:

  • Books and supplies: $1,000
  • Transportation: $0–$1,500
  • Personal expenses: $1,000