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Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is NOT the amount you will be billed for by the college, but rather the estimated and reasonable cost of completing a full academic year at MassArt as a full-time student.

Your cost of attendance represents the maximum amount of financial aid you may receive for one academic year. Students and their families should only borrow what they need to supplement other finances that they may have.

When you view your Offer Letter, your cost of attendance will be listed for you based on the following costs:

  • Tuition and fees payable to the institution
  • Art supplies and books, including the cost of a computer (for incoming students)
  • On campus housing and a meal plan (or personal living expenses for living at home, with relatives, or renting an off campus apartment)
  • Personal living expenses

Your estimated cost of attendance is determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance based on your residency status with the college as well as the information that you provide on your FAFSA about your living arrangements. If your living arrangements change, please notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance so they can update your cost of attendance.


estimated 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance

For students
living on-campus*
Massachusetts
Resident
New England
Resident
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Out of State
Resident
Student charge for tuition and fees $15,000 $33,700 $42,190
Average cost of on campus housing and meal plan** $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
Personal living expenses 
(non-billed expense)
$900 $900 $900
Art supplies and books 
(non-billed expense)
$2,000  $2,000 $2,000
Estimate for computer for remote/hybrid learning
(non-billed expense)
***
$1,500  $1,500 $1,500
TOTALS $37,400 $56,100 $64,590

*For students living at home or with relatives, the "average cost of on campus housing and meal plan" and "personal living expenses" are replaced with a personal living expenses budget of $4,500.

*For students living off campus, the "average cost of on campus housing and meal plan" and "personal living expenses" are replaced with a personal living expenses budget of $18,900.

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

***included in incoming student budgets only


Other Student Expenses

These expenses may be added to a student’s cost of attendance upon request if applicable.