Tuition and Fees

Full-time undergraduate tuition and fees for 2015 – 2016

The cost of attendance is the estimated total amount that it will cost you to attend Mount Ida College. The total amount of financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans cannot exceed this estimate. Your actual costs for direct charges (those billable by Mount Ida) can vary based on fees for specific programs and other choices you make regarding housing. In addition, indirect expenses (non-billable) such as books, transportation and other educational costs may vary based on individual needs.


We are providing this estimated cost of attendance for you so you may make an informed decision and appropriate plans for financing your college education. After you determine your financial aid eligibility, you are expected to meet all remaining financial obligations.


Direct Costs (billed by Mount Ida College)
Activities Fee      265      265
Comprehensive Fee      950      950
Room and board  13,000


Indirect Costs (not billed by Mount Ida College)
Books and supplies*    1,000    1,000
Transportation      800    1,000
Other educational expenses    1,272    1,272
Room and Board Allowance   8,400
Total estimated cost: 48,372  43,972


*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.


Other charges
  • Course overloads (over 18 credits)): $750/credit.
  • Single room, if approved, is an additional $1,300.
  • Student Achievement Program:
    • $2,200 for one session per week
    • $4,400 for two sessions per week
    • $6,600 for three sessions per week.
  • Dental Hygiene fee: $400
  • Veterinary Technology fee: $400
  • Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk for students not covered by comparable coverage and students who have not completed an approved online waiver by the established deadline: $TBD
  • Specific courses or programs may require additional fees, which are listed in the course descriptions section of the college catalog. The college charges for these fees according to enrolled courses.
  • Eligible participants in the CONNECT Program, who entered the College during the Fall 2014 semester, will receive a $500.00 credit on their tuition bill. This will be broken down into $250.00 for fall and $250.00 for spring.
  • Lock out charges are applied to a student’s account when they exceed their two free lock outs per semester. Charges per lock outs are $10.00 each.
  • Lock Changes: $100
  • ID Replacement (One Card): $25
Full-time undergraduate deposits

To ensure a seat in your class, the deposit requirement for a resident student is $300.

If you have questions on the cost of tuition and fees or our calculator, please contact our team from Office of Student Financial Services at (617) 928-4785 or at

Typical length of study and average student debt

The typical length of study for a full-time, first-time freshman student pursuing a degree is approximately four years. Upon graduation, the average student loan debt is $43,860. Explore this section of our website to learn more about how you can decrease your student loan debt through federal, state and institutional aid programs.

Part-time undergraduate tuition
  • If you are enrolled in less than twelve credits per semester, you are considered a part-time student.
  • Tuition for part-time students is $875/credit
Graduate student tuition & aid 

For more information on tuition and fees, contact

The tuition for the Master of Science in Management programs for 2014 – 2015 is $595.00/credit or $545/credit for alumni.

Monthly payment plan available

If you would like to pay your tuition in 10 convenient installments, please visit Tuition Management System (TMS). For an $80 annual fee, you will not be charged any interest along with your monthly payments. You may pay by credit card (American Express is not accepted at this time) or via automatic bank payment.

  • Students enrolling for the Fall and Spring semesters may utilize the 10 convenient payment installment plan. The first payment is due in July and last payment the following April.
  • Students enrolling for the Spring only may utilize the 5 convenient payment installment option.  The first payment is due in December, prior to enrolling in January