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Tuition & Fees


Residence Hall:
Meal Plan:
Activity Fee:
Comprehensive Fee (sum of above):

2023-2024 Federal Cost of Attendance

The following costs are taken into account for U.S. citizens and permanent residents when determining eligibility for Federal Student Aid:

Full-Time Tuition: $64,678
Activity Fee: $230
On-Campus Food & Housing1: $15,477 or Off-Campus Food & Housing: $17,850
Textbooks & Supplies (estimated): $926
Computer Purchase (estimated)2: $924
Personal Expenses (estimated): $1,680
Travel (estimated, varies by home state)3: $100-$1,000
Average Direct Loan Fee: $64

1. Federal cost of attendance estimates for on-campus housing are based on the average cost students pay for on-campus housing, accounting for the higher price of Grand Cambridge Apartments and Language Houses. The table above lists the billed cost for a standard residence hall room ($7,894) and meal plan ($7,088).

2. Federal cost of attendance must include the estimated price of purchasing a computer at least once during a student’s program of study.

3. Travel estimates vary by home state and are available in this travel estimate document.

The estimated 2023-2024 health insurance price is $3,409. Students who are covered by another health insurance policy may waive this charge. More information is available here.

Expense details can be found in the College Catalog.

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