Aug 11, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees

Student Accounts

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

MassBay Community College - 2020-2021 College Catalog

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 and mailed to P.O. Box 412831, Boston, MA 02241-2831. E-check and credit/debit card payments may be made online at, and then logging into the Student Service Ctr, of Bay Navigator. 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, transcripts of grades, 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 2020-2021 and are subject to change without notice by the College and/or the Board of Higher Education. Check for current information.

Resident Tuition - $224 per credit. This includes $24 for Tuition, $30 for the Technology Fee and $170 for the All College Fee.

Non-Resident Tuition - $430 per credit. This includes $230 for Tuition, $30 for the Technology Fee and $170 for the All College Fee.

NEBHE Tuition - $236 per credit. This includes $36 for Tuition, $30 for the Technology Fee and $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. Students must be admitted to a qualified program which is not offered at their own state college. Please contact Admissions for additional information.

Non-Credit Courses - varies, please see Course Master.

Transcripts on demand - $10

Health Insurance - (waivable) Full year coverage starting with the fall semester - $3,045

Health Insurance - (waivable) Half year coverage starting with the spring semester - $2,032

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
MN Engineer CAD $30.00
MO Medical Coding $30.00
MR Medical Records $30.00
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 Technology $60.00
SX Surgical Technology $60.00
TO Tomography $30.00
WR College Writing $20.00


COURSE/LAB FEES per course

EN 090 Intro to Language $80.00

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 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.


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.

Students that want to contribute to MassPirg can go directly to the MassPirg website at, you can make a check payable to MASSPIRG and mail your donation to:

294 Washington St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109

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 on-line waiver form. 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. 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

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. For more information, including how to apply, please contact Student Development at 781-239-3142.