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Tuition & Fees

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Fall 2018 Tuition & Fees 

The tuition and fees are determined by the number of registered credits. A typical course at NSCC is 3-credits. Charges are assessed each semester.

  MA Resident Rate
minimum 6 months residency
NE Regional Rate
(CT, RI, NH, ME, or VT)
Out-of-State Rate
$215.00 per credit $227.50 per credit $447.00 per credit
3 Credits $645 $682.50 $1,341
12 Credits $2,580 $2,730 $5,364
15 Credits $3,225 $3,412.50 $6,705

Program Fees 
Additional Program Fees are applied to the following programs per term:

$450 per term $325 per term $225 per term $100 per term $25 per term
Nurse Education (NSG)

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Practical Nursing Certificate (PNR)

Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Radiologic Tech (RAD)

Respiratory Tech (RSP)

Surgical Tech Certificate (SRG)

Veterinary Tech (VET)

Medical Assisting Certificate (MAC)

Animal Care Certificate (ASC)

Animal Care Specialist (ASD)

Early Childhood Development (EDT)

Early Childhood Education (ECD)

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation (DAD)

Human Services Practitioner (HSD)

Paralegal Certificate (PAC)

Paralegal (PAD)

Culinary Programs - $125 per course
Graphic Design Programs - $25 per course
Other Charges

Fee Type Fee Amount Frequency Note
Facility Fee $50 Per semester All registered students
Science Lab Course Fee $45 Per course Applied to courses with lab sections
Late Payment Fee $50 Per semester  
MassPIRG Fee $9 Per semester Can be waived through Campus Pipeline

Student Health Insurance
Mandatory for students taking 9 credits or more according to the Massachusetts’ Universal Health Insurance law. Students who have comparable coverage must submit the waiver on-line.

For more information, please check our Health Insurance page.

Note: MassHealth Limited, Children’s Medical Security Plan, Health Safety Net or Free care are not considered comparable plans and will not be qualified for a waiver.

Health Insurance Fee
- $1,879 - annual cost for the 2017-2018 academic year

Additional Fees
- $40 non-refundable payment plan enrollment fee (only apply to students who sign up for payment plans)

- $25 returned check fee (each returned check)


The Board of Trustees reserves the right to increase fees without prior notice. The MA Board of Higher Education reserves the right to increase tuition without prior notice.

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