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2017 – 2018 Tuition and Fees

Full-time Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2017 – 2018

To help you along the way, we’ve developed a comprehensive 2017-2018 Billing Guide.

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.


Direct Costs (Billed by Mount Ida College) 2017-2018
Activities Fee$265$265
Comprehensive Fee$1,255$1,255
Room and board$13,680

For an explanation of mandatory fees, please see the 2017-18 Billing Guide

Indirect Costs (Not billed by Mount Ida College)
Books and supplies*$1,000$1,000
Other educational expenses$1,272$1,272
Room and Board Allowance$8,400
Total estimated cost:$52,472$47,392

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

 Other charges:

  • Course Overloads (over 18 credits): $750/credit.
  • Single Room (including Townhouses), if approved, is an additional $1,300.
  • Student Achievement Program:
    • $2,300 for one session per week
    • $4,600 for two sessions per week
    • $6,900 for three sessions per week.
  • Dental Hygiene fee: $475
  • Veterinary Technology fee: $475
  • School of Design Fee $100
  • Media Communications Fee $100
  • Medical Insurance: $2,553 (Spring only $1,492)
    • Students not covered by comparable health insurance coverage, students who did not complete an approved online waiver by the August 31, 2017 deadline, or students who did not petition to waive (or whose waiver was denied) by the September 15, 2017 deadline will be responsible for the insurance charge as it appears on the bill.
    • If you are a new or returning SPRING ONLY student enrolled in 9 or more credits and plan to remain on your parent(s)/guardian(s) health insurance, you may be eligible to waive the medical insurance fee by completing the online Health Insurance waiver for Gallagher Student Health and Special Risk by the February 12, 2018 deadline. After this date, students not covered by comparable coverage, and students who did not waive (or whose waiver was denied), will be responsible for the insurance charge as it appears on the bill.
    • For additional information regarding Student Health Insurance, please visit the 2017-18 Billing Guide.
  • 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. Students are responsible to pay course fees – no exceptions.

  • 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.
  • Key Replacement: $100
  • MIC One Card ID Replacement: $25
  • Returned Check Fee per occurrence: $50
  • Residence Hall Damage Fee: $varies
  • Housing Cancellation Fee: In order to make the room selection process more accessible, students are no longer required to submit a nonrefundable housing deposit.  However, any student that selects housing but cancels that assignment prior to move in is subject to a $300 cancellation fee.
  • Residential students who are approved for early arrival status who do not enroll in classes as noted by the academic calendar will be charged on a per day rate basis. This calculation is determined by the Office of Student Financial Services and students will be responsible for payment in full upon departure. The Fall semester per day rate is $65, and the Spring semester per day rate is $60.
  • Accounts not settled in full by the due date, as outlined under “Good Financial Standing,” will be subject to a Late Fee of $200 each semester.
  • Commencement Fee: $50.00
  • Summer 2017 Sessions – per credit hour: $475
    • Summer 2017 Housing – per session: $1,642
    • Summer 2017 Internship SM: $1,800
    • Summer 2017 Internship AF, BA, CJ, EM, HM, VT, FS: $900

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) 928-4750 or at studentaccounts@mountida.edu.

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 $44,097. 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 $1075/credit

Graduate student tuition & aid:

The tuition for the Master of Science in Management programs for 2017 – 2018 is $630.00/credit or $580.00/credit for alumni.

7-Week Semester Course:

  • Any student who officially withdraws from the class before the 6th calendar day after the start of class is eligible to receive 75% of tuition and fees, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
  • Any student who officially withdraws from the class/classes between the 7th and 11th calendar day after the start of class is eligible to receive 50% of tuition and fees, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
  • Any student who officially withdraws from the class/classes after the 11th calendar day after the start of class will receive no reduction in tuition and fees.

To help you along the way, we’ve developed a comprehensive 2017-2018 Graduate Award and Billing Guide.

For more information on tuition and fees, contact graduate@mountida.edu.

A monthly payment plan is available:

If you would like to pay your tuition in 10 convenient installments, please visit Tuition Management System (TMS). For an $80 annual enrollment fee, you will not be charged any interest along with your monthly payments. You may pay by credit card 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 July 1st and last payment the following April 1st.
  • Students enrolling for the Spring only may utilize the 5 convenient payment installment option. The enrollment fee is $60. The first payment is due December 1st, prior to enrolling in January and the last payment on April 1st.
  • If payments are made with a credit card, TMS will charge a convenience fee of 2.99%.
  • Payments are due on the 1st of each month.
  • A late fee of $40 is charged by TMS each month the payment is not received on the 1st of the month.
  • Students who enter the payment program after July are expected to make past month(s) payments, plus the $80 enrollment fee. Students will not be permitted to enroll in TMS after the Add/Drop period each semester.

Good Financial Standing:

Students must be in Good Financial Standing. To be in Good Financial Standing, a student must have settled their student account for all charges currently due.