Cost and Billing

Fall semester tuition is billed in early July and is due July 31. Spring semester tuition is billed in early December and is due January 5.

2014-2015 Undergraduate Charges
Tuition: $42,470
Room and Board:   12,490
Student Activities Fee:        186
Total:  $55,146

Mandatory health insurance is fully billed in the fall semester for full year students and in the spring semester for spring entrants. (The 2013-14 annual fee is $1,655. The fee has not been set for 2014-15). U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens may waive the health insurance annually online with proof of comparable insurance coverage.  Domestic students with need-based aid who do not waive the health insurance will be responsible for the health insurance fee in addition to the calculated family contribution.

An education at a top-rated, private liberal arts college such as Mount Holyoke is one of the most worthwhile investments you will ever make. Outstanding professors, small classes, sophisticated technology and facilities, cutting-edge academic and student programs - all these elements come with a price. Yet studies show that an education at a top-rated, private liberal arts college is one of the most worthwhile investments you will ever make.

The staff in Student Financial Services works closely with students and their families to make a Mount Holyoke education affordable, whether or not they are eligible for financial aid. We participate in a number of parent financing plans and offer a monthly payment plan and tuition prepayment option.

When planning how to finance your education, it is important to plan your expenses for four years. While the college makes every effort to keep costs down, you should expect increases from year to year.

The College determines financial-aid eligibility. Assistance in the form of grants, loans, and student employment is available to qualified students. Currently, approximately 70 percent of Mount Holyoke students receive College-provided financial aid.