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

Spring 2024 Tuition & Fees

  Cost per credit 3 credits 12 credits 15 credits
Massachusetts Resident Rate $223 $669 $2,676 $3,345
New England Regional Rate $235.50 $706.50 $2,826 $3,532.50
Out-of-State Rate $455 $1,365 $5,460 $6,825
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Massachusetts Residents

Requires a minimum of 6 months residency.

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

New England Regional Residents

Includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

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

Out-of-State Residents

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


Program Specific Fees

Additional Program Fees are applied to the following programs: 

Course Specific Charges

NSG202          $115.00

Digital Course Material Fee

There are many courses that come with low-cost digital textbooks. The charge is applied directly to your student account. See a list of courses and costs.

Student Health Insurance

Health Insurance Fee - Spring-only premium health insurance charge: $2,309.00

Note: Students who paid or waived their student health insurance for the Fall 2023 semester will not be required to do it again for the Spring 2024 semester.


Other Charges and Fees

  Cost Notes
Facility Fee $50 per semester  
Science Lab Course Fee $45 per course Applied to courses with lab sections
Cosmetology $4,900 per semester OR $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 MassRIPG
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $40 Non-refundable. Only applies to students who sign up for payment plans
Returned Check Fee $25 per check For each returned check
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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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