Graduate Tuition, Fees, and Billing

2018-2019 Tuition

Program Per Credit Tuition Cost Min # of Credits Anticipated Program Tuition*
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Courses $681/credit 36 $24,516
MAT, Mathematics Teaching Courses $766/credit 32 $24,512
MAT, Teacher Leadership Courses $766/credit 32 $24,512
Non-Degree and Institute For-Credit Courses $681/credit n/a n/a
Non-Credit Courses $549/course n/a n/a

Note: Some courses may require fees for laboratory use, materials, etc.
Specific concentrations may require additional work, e.g. the MAT, Special Education program requires a minimum of 38 credits.

Additional Course Tuition

Students who elect additional courses beyond those required for their program (e.g., for an additional licensure or area of concentration) will pay tuition for additional courses on a per-credit basis.

2018-2019 Fees

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.

Student Government Association (SGA) Fee

The Student Government Association (SGA) fee is required of all graduate students in campus-based programs, which includes students enrolled in the fall in the M.A.T. program. The SGA establishes the fee and determines the distribution of the funds. This fee supports campus-based events and organizations and the Five College buses. For 2018-2019 the SGA fee is $109.

Health Insurance

Massachusetts law requires that all students have adequate health insurance coverage. Mount Holyoke recommends the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the College. In July, students are billed for health insurance for one calendar year with coverage beginning August 15. Domestic students may waive coverage with proof of comparable coverage in another plan prior to the start of fall classes (or spring classes for spring matriculants). Students waiving coverage must do so annually by the waiver deadline. All international students are required to carry the Mount Holyoke College Student Health Insurance Plan unless they are covered by an embassy plan. For 2018-2019 the annual cost for health insurance is $2,055.

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.

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 the email message is received before the first class meeting, the applicant will be eligible for a full refund.


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.

2018–2019 Billing Schedule

Academic Term Bills Issued in: Payment Due by: If you haven’t paid (or made arrangements to pay), you will be automatically dropped from your courses on:
Summer Session 1 Early May May 29 June 5
Summer Session 2 Early June July 9 July 16
Fall Semester Early August September 5 September 25
January Term December January 2 January 3
Spring Semester December January 22 February 11

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.  

Bill amounts are specific for each student and depend on a student’s actual enrolled credits, their academic plan and progress, and the billing term. For specific details, students should consult with their Academic Advisors and Student Financial Services.

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.

Refund Policies

Tuition Refund

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence during the fall or spring semesters will be refunded per the schedule outlined below. The official withdrawal date for a student is determined by the program director. The Professional and Graduate Education office must receive written notice of the student’s intent to withdraw. Please see Withdrawal from the College in the Academic Regulations chapter for more information.

Students will be refunded 100 percent of their previously paid tuition, less the enrollment deposit for new students, if the Professional and Graduate Education office receives written notice of an official withdrawal or leave of absence before the first day of classes. If a student officially withdraws or takes a leave of absence on or after the first day of classes of a particular term or session of the fall or spring semester, refunds occur on the following schedule:

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

Weeks 1 75%
Weeks 2 50%
Weeks 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 above.

Refund of Federal Student Loan

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 Student Government Association fee if a student withdraws on or after the first day of classes. During the fall and spring semesters, no per-credit tuition adjustments will be made for classes dropped after the fifteenth day of classes unless the student takes a leave of absence or withdraws from the College at which point the above refund schedule will apply. 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.