Cost and Billing

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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 a student will ever make.

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

Per Semester Direct (Billed) Costs:

Tuition: $27,200 per semester. Note: The College is providing a Tuition Reduction Grant of $1,224 per semester toward tuition to enrolled students for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Room & Board: For students in residence on campus for the fall semester, the cost is $7,476. For students in residence on campus in the spring semester, the cost is $8,010. The lower fall semester cost is due to the shortened semester.

Student Government Association Fee: The cost for students who will be in residence on campus is $109 per semester.

For the 2020-2021 academic year the fall semester billing statements were released July 22 and the fall semester bill is due on August 31.

Notification of charges are emailed to students and authorized users monthly. Fall semester charges are billed in early July and are due July 31. Spring semester charges are billed in early December and due January 5. Note: Per state regulation, health insurance, not included in the costs listed above, is mandatory for all students. Students who are U.S. citizens or who hold U.S. permanent residency status may waive the health insurance premium with proof of comparable insurance coverage. 

An Investment You Can Afford

The staff in Student Financial Services works closely with students and their families to make a Mount Holyoke education affordable, whether or not the student is eligible for financial aid. We participate in a number of parent financing plans and offer a monthly payment plan. Please be in touch with any questions you may have. We advise families that when planning how to finance the cost of education, it is important to plan expenses for four years. While the College makes every effort to keep costs down, families should expect annual increases.