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Student Billing

MassArt's Bursar's Office is responsible for billing students and managing student accounts. Student semester bills are based on the student's residency status, the number of credits for which the student has pre-registered, College fees, and applicable residence hall charges.

Fall semester bills are available in July, and spring bills in November. The student bill lists the payment due date (generally 3 weeks after the bills are issued). Settling bills by the due date ensures enrollment in pre-registered classes and a smooth start to the semester.

Please Note: Failure to meet payment requirements by the deadline will result in withdrawal from any pre-registered classes. Students will not be allowed reinstatement until the bill is satisfied in full and upon payment of a $200 late registration fee.

Paying Your Bill

To view bills, students may log in to their student self service account. Students may contact the Business Office with specific inquiries about their charges. 

Students can settle their account by:

  • Online on the student self service site, payments via Credit, or e-check can be made instantly. View instructions on viewing and paying
  • Cashier's or personal check, or a money order payable to "Massachusetts College of Art and Design." Please include the student ID number on the bottom of the check, send check payable to "Massachusetts College of Art and Design" to: Attn: Business Office, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA (or in person, 8th Floor Tower)
  • Wire transfer - students and families living abroad often find wire transfer the most efficient way to pay their account balance. All charges for the cost of the wire transfer are borne by the sender - this includes fees by the originating bank and any intermediary banks. Please allow two weeks for processing and bank confirmation. The Wire Transfer Payment Notification (PDF) will help process a wire transfer through a bank to pay MassArt for Tuition and Fees. For more information regarding wire transfer instructions, students and families should contact the Business Office

Payment Plan Options

Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The Nelnet Payment Plan is available to students who need an option for paying  tuition and fees not covered by Financial Aid and/or other sources. There is a $50 per semester non-refundable enrollment fee per agreement for using the Nelnet Payment Plan. The fall semester will consist of a 4 month payment plan beginning in July. The spring semester will be a 5 month payment plan beginning September. Payment due dates are the 25th of every month.

Enroll with Nelnet

Students: If someone is paying on your behalf, you must add them as an Authorized Payer.
Authorized Payers: If you are paying on behalf of the student, the student must set up their account first and then add you as an Authorized Payer.

Fall 2021:

Payment plans available on July 1, 2021.

Last Date to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
July 22 none 4 July-Oct
August 16 25% 3 Aug-Oct
September 16 33% 2 Sept & Oct

Spring Plan:  

Payment plans available on September 1, 2021.

Last Date to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payment
November 23 none 5 Nov-March
December 15 25% 4 Dec-March
January 13 33% 3 Jan-March

Questions? Call: 800.609.8056

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who have returned a signed copy of their Financial Assistance Letter to the Office of Student Financial Assistance will see the financial aid they have accepted as a pending credit on their student bill. If a student plans to use financial aid to settle the account and it does not appear on the bill, please contact MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Some students receive scholarships or grants from organizations outside of MassArt (examples: Rotary Club, Boston Globe, City scholarships, etc.). A copy of the scholarship letter should be returned to our Office of Student Assistance. They will enter the scholarship into our computer system and it will become part of your Pending Aid. If you receive the scholarship after bills are mailed please follow the following steps:

  • If the scholarship award letter states that the outside scholarship will be paid directly to MassArt, the student need not pay that portion of the bill that the scholarship will cover
  • A copy of the scholarship award letter must be submitted with the bill as well as payment for any remaining balance

Understanding Your Account Statement

To help you understand your own bill, the Business Office has developed a helpful guide.

Payment Resources


To help students in need of books and supplies during the Add/Drop period before funds are released.

Your estimated financial aid package must exceed your financial obligation to MassArt for the current semester in order to qualify for the bookstore voucher. The voucher is an available line of credit that can only be used at the MassArt Art Supply & Bookstore to be used for textbooks and course related supplies.

Request a Bookstore Voucher


Student Accounts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115

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