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Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

The following is a breakdown of the student charge based on Regular Enrollment* and Residency Classification.

New England

(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Out of State

*Regular Enrollment is defined as 7 or more credits. If you register for 6 or less credits, you will be billed the Less-Than Regular Charge, which is approximately 60% of the Regular Charge.

The cost of the BFA/MA and BFA/MAT Art Education Programs include the tuition and fees listed above, and one year of tuition and fees at the graduate level

Please be aware that certain types of financial aid are pro-rated for enrollment less than 12 credits. Always check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance if you intend to enroll for less than 12 credits.

The academic definition of "full-time enrollment" varies from the billing and financial aid policies as stated above. Full-time students take at least 12 credits per semester; part-time students take fewer than 12 credits per semester. Please see the information on Course Load/Credits in the Academic Policies section of the website for more information.

2019-2020 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is an estimation of the amount of money it could potentially cost you to go to MassArt for one academic year. It not only includes your tuition and fees, but also includes an estimate for living expenses, personal expenses, art supplies, and books.

If you apply for Financial Aid, your cost of attendance will be determined for you and may vary based on your residency status and your living arrangements (on-campus, off-campus, or living at home/with relatives). Your cost of attendance is the maximum amount of financial aid you may receive for one academic year.

Cost of attendance for students living
Massachusetts ResidentNew England Resident
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Out of State Resident
Tuition and fees$13,700$30,400$38,400
Average cost of room and board**$14,100$14,100$14,100
Personal living allowance
(non-billed expense)
Art supplies and books (non-billed expense)$2,000$2,000$2,000

*For students living off-campus, you may obtain financial aid to cover tuition and fees, up to $2,000 for art supplies and books, and a living allowance of $15,000.

*For students living at home/with relatives, you may obtain financial aid to cover tuition and fees, up to $2,000 for art supplies and books, and an living allowance of up to $4,200.

**Please note: the "average cost of room and board" is the median cost of living in a MassArt residence hall with a meal plan; the actual cost of room and board may vary by room assignment. For detailed information about housing, please visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Health Insurance

Every student enrolled in nine credits or more MUST either enroll in MassArt's health insurance plan or submit an insurance waiver. Students are charged in the fall for the full academic year. The MassArt insurance cost for 2019-2020 is $3,444 (billed in the fall).