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    MassBay Community College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog 
  
2016-2017 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 or money orders for tuition and fees should be made payable to MassBay Community College. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are also acceptable forms of payment. Payments may be made online at www.massbay.edu, in person, or by mail. In order to adjust or eliminate tuition and fee charges, a student must officially withdraw in writing 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, transcripts of grades, or diplomas 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 Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS, FACTS) as a convenient budget plan. This is not a loan program - there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. 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 2016-2017 and are subject to change without notice by the College and/or the Board of Higher Education. Check www.massbay.edu for current information.

DAY RESIDENT  
Tuition $24
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Total per credit $197
   
DAY NON-RESIDENT  
Tuition $230
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Total per credit $403
   
EW & Summer RESIDENT*  
Tuition $24
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Total per credit $197
   
EW & Summer NON-RESIDENT*  
Tuition $230
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Total per credit $403
   
DAY NURSING RESIDENT  
Tuition $24
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $267
   
DAY NURSING NON-RESIDENT  
Tuition $230
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $473
   
DAY LPN RESIDENT  
Tuition $24
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $267
   
DAY LPN NON-RESIDENT  
Tuition $230
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $473
   
EW NURSING RES/NON-RESIDENT*  
Tuition $128
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $371
   
EW LPN RESIDENT/NON-RESIDENT*  
Tuition $100
All College Fee $151
Technology Fee $22
Course/Lab Fee $70
Total per credit $343
   
*EW- EVENING AND WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

Additional Required Fees: Course, Lab & College Fees

COURSE/LAB FEES per credit
AR Art $20.00
AB Auto-BMW $50.00
AS Auto-GM $50.00
AT Auto-Toyota $50.00
AY Auto-Chrysler $50.00
BI Biology w/4 credits $30.00
BT Biotechnology $50.00
CH Chemistry w/4 credits $30.00
CS Computer Science $30.00
CY Central Processing $50.00
EE Electrical Engineering $20.00
EL Electronics $20.00
EM EMT $50.00
EV Environmental Sciences $30.00
HL Health Science $30.00
MM Materials Management $50.00
MN Engineer CAD $30.00
MO Medical Coding $30.00
MR Medical Records $30.00
MX Maxillofacial $60.00
NU RN-Nursing $70.00
PB Phlebotomy $60.00
PM Paramedicine $60.00
PN LPN-Nursing $70.00
PO Photography $20.00
PY Physics $30.00
RT Radiology Tech $60.00
SX Surgical Technology $60.00
WR College Writing $20.00
     
COURSE/LAB FEES per course
EN 090 Intro to Language $80.00

College Fees

Textbook Fund (waivable) $5.00 per semester
Parking & Transportation Fee $10.00 per semester
Facility & Improvement Fee $30.00 per semester
MASSPIRG (waivable) $9.00 per semester
Health Insurance (waivable) $1,629.00 full year coverage beginning with fall semester (September 2016-August 2017)
Health Insurance (waivable) $1,088.00 half year coverage beginning with Spring Semester (January 2017-August 2017)
Transcript Fee $10.00 on demand
Late Fee $50 applies only to students who register after the first day of classes

Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice.

College Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from any course(s) or from MassBay may be granted a reduction of tuition and fees. Lack of attendance, course abandonment, etc., does not constitute an official withdrawal. Note that students will be subject to full payment of tuition and fees if they do not withdraw from MassBay in accordance with College procedures.

REFUNDS ARE MADE ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:
 
TUITION
Before the first day of classes 100%  
During the first week of scheduled college classes 100%  
During the second week of scheduled college classes 50%  
During the third week of scheduled college classes 25%  
Thereafter 0%  
     
FEES
Before the first day of classes 100%  
After the add/drop period 0%  

 

REFUND SCHEDULE FOR OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FROM EVENING AND WEEKEND PROGRAMMING CREDIT COURSES:
 
TUITION
Before the second class meeting 100%  
Before the third class meeting 50%  
Before the fourth class meeting 25%  
Thereafter 0%  
     
FEES
Before the second class meeting 100%  
Thereafter 0%  

MASSPIRG

MASSPIRG (Massachusetts Student Public Interest Research Group) is a statewide, student-directed, non-partisan organization that conducts research, advocacy, public education and service on issues such as environmental protection, clean and safe energy, consumer protection, and hunger relief. MASSPIRG chapters across the state pool resources and hire a staff of professionals to work with students on issues that concern us as citizens. MASSPIRG started at MassBay in 1985 when students first voted to form and fund a chapter on campus.

MASSPIRG is directed solely by students. Day students are automatically assessed a $9.00 per semester voluntary contribution to the MASSPIRG organization. Students may waive this fee by using their self-service account in Bay Navigator.

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 provides written documentation that they are covered by a comparable health insurance policy, and if he or she completes the appropriate MassBay forms. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Health and Human Services requirements of 114.6 CMR3.00 define 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. Programs that fall under the Uncompensated Care Pool, commonly known as “free care,” are not health insurance and do not qualify as a health benefit program of comparable coverage. Health insurance is mandatory for students in health sciences programs regardless of the number of credits being taken. There are additional insurance fees specific to students in nursing and other allied health programs. Contact the Office of Student Accounts for more information.

Senior Citizens’ Tuition Waivers

Any citizen age 60 or older may enroll in day, state-supported credit courses tuition-free, or evening credit courses at 50% tuition, on a space-available basis the last day of registration. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for course availability and enrollment procedures. Students must provide written proof of age each semester to qualify. Senior citizens are responsible for payment of all fees associated with a course for which they register. Workshops or non-credit courses are not eligible for tuition waivers; registrants are responsible for all associated tuition and fees.

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. This fee will be applied to both full- and part-time student bills. For more information, including how to apply, please contact the Office of Student Development at 781-239-3142. Students may waive this fee by using their self-service account in Bay Navigator.