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. Students who are enrolled in certain Health Science programs will also be charged an additional program fee.

Fall 2023 Tuition & Fees

Massachusetts Residents (minimum 6 months residency)

$223 per credit (Tuition $25, General Fee $163, and $35 Technology Fee)

3 credits: $669 | 12 credits $2,676 | 15 credits: $3,345

New England Regional Rate (CT, RI, NH, ME, VT)

$235.50 per credit (Tuition $37.50, General Fee $163, and $35 Technology Fee)

3 credits: $706.50 | 12 credits $2,826 | 15 credits: $3,532.50

Out-of-State Rate (non-regional)

$455 per credit (Tuition $257, General Fee $163, and $35 Technology Fee)

3 credits: $1,365 | 12 credits $5,460 | 15 credits: $6,825

Program Fees

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

$450 per term

Nurse Education | Occupational Therapy Assistant | Practical Nursing Certificate | Physical Therapy Assistant | Radiologic Tech | Respiratory Tech | Surgical Tech Degree

$325 per term

Veterinary Tech

$225 per term

Medical Assisting Certificate

$175 per term

Funeral Service

$100 per term

Animal Care Certificate | Animal Care Specialist

$50 per term

Engineering Science

$25 per term

Drug and Alcohol RehabilitationEarly Childhood Education | Early Childhood Infant/ Toddler | Human Services Practitioner | Paralegal Certificate | Paralegal Program | Horticulture Program | Horticulture Certificate

Graphic Design Programs - $25 per course

Graphic Design Certificate Program | Graphic Design-Print Program | Graphic Design - Integrated Media Program

Course Specific Charges

Digital Course Material Fee

There are many courses that come with low-cost digital textbooks. The charge is applied directly to your student account.  Please click here for a list of courses with digital materials fees for the spring. 

Additional Nursing Charges

Practical Nursing (PNR 101)    $305.00 

Nurse Education (NSG 101)     $448.00

Other Charges

Facility Fee
$50 per semester

Science Lab Course Fee
$45 per course
Applied to courses with lab sections

Health Program Administrative Fee
$150 per acceptance
Required for admissions to special health programs

$4,900 per semester/ $9,800 per academic year
Includes Cosmetology kit

Health Care Tech Elective Fee
$35 per course
Courses include - EMS102, EMS104 and ALH134

Late Payment Fee
$50 per semester

MassPIRG Fee
$9 per semester
Can be waived through myNorthshore
More on MassPIRG

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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