Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Tuition & Fees

Student Accounts

Wellesley Hills Campus / Room 114 / 781-239-2540
Framingham Campus / Front Desk / 781-239-2540

The Student Accounts Office collects all student tuition and fee monies and is also responsible for disbursement of funds owed to students. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to satisfy his or her financial obligations. Once a student registers, he or she is responsible for paying in full all tuition and fees by the posted due date. Checks, money orders, and 529 payments for tuition and fees should be made payable to MassBay Community College and mailed to P.O. Box 412831, Boston, MA 02241-2831. E-check and credit/debit card payments may be made online through Bay Navigator within the Student Finances & Aid tile. In order to adjust or eliminate tuition and fee charges, a student must officially withdraw within the appropriate timeline from the course(s) and/or the College. Lack of attendance or course abandonment does not constitute course withdrawal. If a student does not withdraw in accordance with College procedures, he or she will be subject to full payment of tuition and fees.

Outstanding Financial Obligations

Students will be allowed to register for the next semester when outstanding balances from all prior semesters have been paid in full. MassBay reserves the right to remove any student from their class schedule for non-payment if financial clearance is not given by the tuition due date.

Students with outstanding financial obligations will not receive grade reports, attendance reports, or diploma without the final approval of the Office of Student Accounts. An overdue student account is sufficient cause for administrative withdrawal from the College and/or other administrative penalties by the College. Unpaid accounts will be referred for collection, and students will bear all costs and charges incurred in collection and/or litigation. MassBay is responsible for making diligent efforts to collect amounts due the Commonwealth. Diligent efforts shall include written billing, subsequent collection, intercept notification, and/or litigation. If a student disputes any charges applied to his or her account, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the College.

Federal/State Refund Policy / Return of Title IV Funds

If a recipient of Title IV financial aid funds withdraws or stops attending courses (including academic dismissal or expulsion) after beginning attendance for any reason, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV Funds. A proration calculation is used to determine the amount of federal and state funds the student has earned based on the number of days in the enrollment period and the number of days the student actually attended. If a student completes 60% or more of the semester, he/she is considered to have earned all of their federal aid and will not be required to return any funds.

The withdrawal date is either the day a student begins the withdrawal process prescribed by the school; the date a student otherwise provided the school with official notification of the intent to withdraw; or for the student who does not begin the school’s withdrawal process or notify the school of his/her intent to withdraw, the last known date of an academically related activity.

Tuition Payment Plan

To help you meet your educational expenses, MassBay offers a payment plan option through Nelnet Campus Commerce, our payment provider, as a convenient budget plan. There is a nominal, non-refundable enrollment fee administered per semester to establish your interest-free monthly payment plan. You may budget your tuition and fees via an automatic bank payment or by credit card.

Liability Insurance

All health sciences students in good standing are covered by the College’s approved professional liability insurance.

Tuition and Fees

All fees, tuition charges, refunds, and academic requirements are effective for the Academic Year 2023-2024 and are subject to change without notice by the College and/or the Board of Higher Education. Check Tuition + Fees for current information.”

Resident Tuition $224 per credit Includes $24 for Tuition
$30 for the Technology Fee
$170 for the All College Fee
Non-Resident Tuition $430 per credit Includes $230 for Tuition
$30 for the Technology Fee
$170 for the All College Fee
NEBHE Tuition $236 per credit Includes $36 for Tuition
$30 for the Technology Fee
$170 for the All College Fee*

 *NEBHE provides residents of other New England states an opportunity to attend MassBay Community College paying a reduced out-of-state tuition charge. Please contact Admissions for additional information.

Non-Credit Courses Varies Please see Course Offerings
Transcripts On demand $10
  Online $2.75
Health Insurance (waivable) Full year coverage starting with the fall semester $3,461
Health Insurance (waivable) Half year coverage starting with the spring semester $2,309

Additional Required Fees: Course, Lab & College Fees

COURSE/LAB FEES per credit*
AR Art $25.00
AB Auto-BMW $60.00
AI Auto-TSEP $60.00
AS Auto-GM $60.00
AT Auto-Toyota $60.00
AY Auto-Chrysler $60.00
BI Biology w/ 4 credits $35.00
BT Biotechnology $60.00
CH Chemistry w/ 4 credits $35.00
CS Computer Science $35.00
CY Central Processing $60.00
EE Electrical Engineering $25.00
EL Electronics $25.00
EM EMT $60.00
EV Environmental Sciences $35.00
HL Health Science $35.00
MN Engineer CAD $35.00
MO Medical Coding $35.00
MR Medical Records $35.00
NU RN-Nursing $80.00
PB Phlebotomy $70.00
PM Paramedicine $70.00
PN LPN-Nursing $80.00
PO Photography $25.00
PY Physics $35.00
RT Radiology Technology $70.00
SX Surgical Technology $70.00
TO Tomography $35.00
  * Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.    

College Refund Policy

Students who voluntarily withdraw from course(s) or the College are granted a refund or reduction of tuition and fees according to the refund policy published on the MassBay website at Student Accounts. Lack of attendance or course abandonment does not constitute course withdrawal. Students who do not withdraw in accordance with college procedures are subject to full payment of tuition and fees. The withdrawal date is determined by the date all forms are completed and turned into proper offices. Students receiving financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing to determine the impact on their financial aid and/or bill.

Student Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires health insurance for all students carrying nine (9) or more credit hours. Coverage may be waived if a student has a comparable health insurance policy, and if he or she completes the appropriate MassBay on-line waiver form. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Health and Human Services requirements of 114.6 CMR3.00 defines comparable coverage as follows: services covered under the health benefit plan are reasonably accessible to the student in the area where the student attends school. Health insurance is mandatory for students in health sciences programs regardless of the number of credits being taken. For information on how to waive the insurance please go to Student Health Insurance.

Senior Citizen Tuition and Fee Waiver Program

MassBay is proud to offer free tuition and fees for eligible students aged 60 years or greater. Students are limited to one free course per semester. The Senior Citizen Tuition & Waiver program will provide all tuition and fee costs remaining after any other applicable financial aid or benefits have been applied. The program will only be applied to classes for which at least 11 students are enrolled.

Applications for the Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver will not be accepted until two weeks prior to the first day of the semester. Students eligible for the Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver must certify US citizenship and Massachusetts residency and present proof of age 60 years or greater.

Prospective students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for the Senior Citizen Tuition & Fee Waiver program. Students enrolling in the following four programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, so can forego the FAFSA filing: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Computed Tomography, Phlebotomy, or Central Processing Technology (CPT). 

Student Textbook Fund

The Student Government Association and the MassBay Foundation established this fund to help students defray the costs of educational items such as textbooks and other materials. For more information, including how to apply, please contact Student Development on 781-239-3142.