Graduate Tuition, Fees and Billing

Graduate Tuition

2020-2021 Tuition

NOTE: Although the Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition for 2020-21, we acknowledge the challenging economic circumstances that our students and their families are facing. The Board has approved us to offer a universal discount on the 2020-2021 tuition rate in order to lower it to $775 per credit - the level charged in 2019-2020. You will see this adjusted rate reflected in your next bill.

This adjustment in tuition may affect your federal financial aid. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 413-538-2291 or if you have any questions regarding your bill or federal aid.

Non-credit courses are $549 per course unless otherwise noted.

Some courses may require fees for laboratory use, materials, etc.

2019-2020 Tuition

Tuition for all graduate-level courses for the 2019-2020 academic year — July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 — is $775 per credit.

Note: students who were admitted into a degree program and started coursework for that program prior to July 1, 2019 will continue to be charged the tuition rate that was in effect at the time they started their program until they graduate.

Non-credit courses are $549 per course unless otherwise noted.

Some courses may require fees for laboratory use, materials, etc.

Graduate Fees and Billing


Enrollment Deposit

To secure their place in the program, admitted degree-seeking applicants pay a non-refundable $500 deposit that is applied as a credit on their first bill.

Graduate Student Fee

The Graduate Student fee is required of all incoming graduate students. This fee supports special events like orientation and commencement, community building events, special guest speakers, and special co-curricular opportunities for learning. The Graduate Student fee of $150 is charged during students’ first semester.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. You will be billed for the College’s student insurance plan with your tuition bill in July (December for Spring admits). If you have other qualifying coverage you may submit a request to waive coverage using the online process. The Student Financial Services website contains more information about the health insurance requirement.

Transcript Fee

Current students may order official transcripts through my.mtholyoke. The $4 transcript fee will be charged to an active student’s account. A student must pay all past due balances on the account before transcripts will be issued. Former students must prepay the transcript fee. See the Registrar's page on transcripts for more information.

Late Drop Fee

Applicants who need to withdraw from a January or Summer course should send an immediate email clearly stating the request to withdraw from a specific course and session date to If the email message is received before the first class meeting, the applicant will be eligible for a full refund.

Initial Licensure Field Experience Placement Change

There is a $150 fee to change your field experience placement.



How Will I Receive My Bill?

No paper bills will be sent. An email will be sent to your Mount Holyoke email account when bills have been posted and are ready for viewing. Payment for all charges is typically due within 30 days. Information on eBills and setting up authorized users can be found through Student Financial Services.

Billing Schedule

Academic Term Bills Issued in:
Summer Session 1 Early May
Summer Session 2 Early June
Fall Semester Early August
January Term December
Spring Semester December

Payment is due by the first day of each term. If you haven’t paid or made arrangements to pay, you will be automatically dropped from your courses on the last day of the drop/add period.

Students are charged per credit, based on the number of credits they are registered for during the term. If you add/drop a course, your bill will be changed accordingly; the final amounts of the bill will be reconciled at the end of the drop/add period.

Past due balances will incur a late fee of 1% each month on balances over $100.

No student may register for classes, or receive a degree, diploma, or transcript until the student’s bill is paid. In addition, on-campus charging privileges may be suspended for any student with significant past due charges. If you would like to arrange for payment other than on the regularly scheduled due dates, the College offers a semester payment plan and provides information on several types of educational loans. The College cannot make arrangements for payment other than those herein described.

Viewing Student Accounts

Students may view charges and credits on their student account by logging into my.mtholyoke and choosing “Course Registration and Bill Payment" then "Student Account and Payment” from the Self-Service Menu. Students may authorize parents, guardians, or others for bill viewing and payment by creating an authorized user account in TouchNet. Authorized users may view students' account information by logging in to TouchNet.

Student account information will not be shared with anyone who is not authorized by the student per federal regulation. Students must authorize other sponsors to view the bill and to receive notification when the monthly bill is prepared.

Fees/Student Health Insurance

Refund Policies

Tuition Refund

Students who pay tuition but subsequently must withdraw or take a leave of absence may be eligible for a tuition refund.

To be considered for a tuition refund, a withdrawal or leave must be officially recognized and authorized. To be official, the Professional and Graduate Education office must receive either Withdrawal from a Course Request Form or a Leave of Absence Request Form in order to process and authorize the request. The date the form is received is the date used to determine whether a tuition refund is in order. Forms may be sent either to the program coordinator or your program director. Please see Withdrawal from the College in the Academic Regulations chapter for more information.

If a student officially withdraws or takes a leave of absence before the first day of classes, students will be refunded 100 percent of their previously paid tuition, less the enrollment deposit for new students.

If a student officially withdraws or takes a leave of absence on or after the first day of classes, refunds occur on the following schedule based on the term.

If there are any credits on a withdrawn student's account after charges are adjusted, refunds will be sent to the student within 30 days of notification of change in status.

Fall and Spring Refund Schedule

Week Percentage of Tuition, Room & Board Refunded
1 90%
2-3 75%
3-4 50%
5-6 25%

Summer Session Refund Schedule

1 75%
2 50%
3 25%

Summer courses are typically shorter than fall and spring courses. Students requesting refunds before the first day of the Summer session are entitled to a full refund, less the enrollment deposit paid.

January Refund Schedule

January session is typically only two weeks long. For this reason, refunds are not given to students who withdraw after the first day of the January session. Students requesting refunds on or before the first day of the January session are entitled to a full refund, less the enrollment deposit paid.

Refund of Scholarships

If a student receiving a scholarship drops or withdraws from a class, the amount of the scholarship applied towards the student bill will be proportional to the amount billed per the tuition refund schedule.

Refund of Federal Student Loans

Federal aid refund policies are different than institutional refund policies. For students receiving federal loans for the fall or spring, “earned” loan funds are prorated based on the time enrolled (percent earned vs. unearned). Grad PLUS loans are returned before the Federal Direct Student Loan when loan funds must be returned.

Refund of Fees

There is no refund of the graduate student fee if a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes.