Tuition & Fees

Bay State College's Financial Aid team strives to provide students and families with personalized attention as they prepare to finance their education. We encourage all students to apply for both federal and state financial aid programs after October 1st by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bay State College also offers institutional scholarships. Financial Aid Counselors are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding the tuition and fees below. For an estimate of your annual cost, please contact the Financial Aid Department at All tuition and fees are subject to change.

Tuition Charges

Day Division Students:

Tuition charges are assessed on a cost per credit hour basis and the program of study, providing students with maximum flexibility based on individual financial and academic needs. Credits vary based on the program of study. Please refer to the program flow sheets on each Program web page for individual program requirements. Program curriculum is subject to change. Transferred credits and/or remedial courses may impact the total number of credits required to complete most programs. Academic Year Tuition Costs below are based on a full-time course load of 30 credits per year, unless otherwise noted.



Cost Per Credit

Academic Year Tuition Costs

Medical Assisting* $550  $15,950

(Reflects total program cost at 29 credits.)

Associate Degree

Cost Per Credit

Academic Year Tuition Costs

Accounting $905 $27,150
Business Administration $905 $27,150
Criminal Justice $905 $27,150
Entertainment Management** $905 $27,150
Entertainment Management: Audio Production Concentration** $905 $27,150
Fashion Design** $905 $27,150
Fashion Retail Merchandising** $905 $27,150
Health Studies** $810 $24,300
Health Studies: Medical Assisting Concentration** $810 $24,300 
Hospitality Management** $905 $27,150
Information Technology* $550*** $16,500
Nursing $905
Physical Therapist Assistant $905
Retail Management $905 $27,150

Bachelor's Degree

Cost Per Credit

Academic Year Tuition Costs

Criminal Justice $905 $27,150
Criminal Justice: Domestic and International Security Concentration $905 $27,150
Entertainment Management** $905 $27,150
Entertainment Management: Audio Production Concentration** $905 $27,150
Fashion Merchandising** $905 $27,150
Fashion Merchandising: Fashion Design Concentration** $905 $27,150
Information Technology* $550*** $16,500
Information Technology: IT Project Management Concentration* $550 $16,500
Information Technology: Web and Mobile Development Concentration* $550 $16,500
Management $905 $27,150
Management: Fashion Industry Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Finance Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Healthcare Management Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Hospitality Management Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Human Resource Management Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Management Information Systems Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Marketing Concentration $905 $27,150
Management: Music Industry Concentration $905 $27,150
Nursing (RN to BSN)* $550 $13,200

(24 credits per academic year)
*Medical Assisting Certificate, RN to BSN, and Information Technology programs are not eligible for institutional aid.

**Bay State College is no longer accepting new applications for this program. Please refer to the Medical Assisting certificate program and the B.S. in Management program concentrations in Fashion Industry, Hospitality Management and Music Industry.

***Students enrolled in the Information Technology Day Program in the Fall 2016 term will be at a rate of $905 per credit for the Fall Term only.

† Credit requirements vary by semester for Nursing and PTA programs.

Evening Division Students

For the 2016-17 Academic Year, tuition is charged for Evening Students at the rate of $380 per credit hour, with the exception of Information Technology and Medical Assisting programs charged at the rate of $550 per credit hour for students entering in the Spring 2017 term.

Online Division Students

For the 2016-17 Academic Year, tuition is charged for Online Students at the rate of $380 per credit hour.

Summer Session for Day Division Students

Courses other than those required for Nursing and PTA students, and those related to internships, seminars and clinicals, will receive special summer tuition pricing of $550 per credit. Click here for more information.

Breakdown of Fees

Fees for All Students

  • Application Fee: $50 for all programs, with the exception of Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant programs, whose fee is $100. All application fees are non-refundable.
  • Tuition Deposit: $100 ($250 for Nursing students, $1,000 International students), payable upon receipt of the acceptance letter. This non-refundable deposit is applied to tuition charges once classes commence.
  • New Student Orientation Fee: $25, Day Division students only
  • Online Technology Fee: $75 per online course
  • Late Payment Fee: $25 monthly
  • International Fee: $100 annually, non-refundable
  • Books and Supplies: The cost of books and supplies varies depending on the courses taken each semester.

Program Fees for Day Students

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program Fee: $1200, charged annually to all Day students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • Nursing Program Fee: $1800, charged annually to all Day students enrolled in the Nursing program. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • Fashion Design Concentration Comprehensive Fee: $800, charged annually. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • RN to BSN Program Fee: $40, charged per semester to all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • Program Fee for all other programs (including non-degree students): $600, charged annually to all Day students not in above programs. This fee is nonrefundable.

Fees for Evening Students

  • Program Fee: $120 fee, assessed each semester to all students. This fee is nonrefundable.
  • Lab Fee: $50 per course; the lab fee is assessed of each Evening Division student where a lab component is included in the course. This fee is nonrefundable.

Fees for Online Students

  • Program Fee: $25 fee assessed each semester to all students. This fee is nonrefundable.

Other Fees

  • Insufficient Funds (NSF): $30
  • Security Card Replacement (ID): $25, subject to increase with SmartCard implementation
  • Library Late Fee: $25
  • Library Book Replacement Cost: Market value
  • Official Transcript Fee: $10-$20
  • Graduation Fee: $50
  • CORI: $50-$100
  • CPR Course Material: $50
  • Online Lab Course Material: $120 (approx)
  • TEAS (Test of Academic Skills), Nursing program only: $60-$75
  • The health insurance costs for 2016-2017 are as follows:
    • Annual Enrollment: September 1, 2016 to August 31,2017 is $2583
    • Spring Enrollment: January 14, 2017 to August 31,2017 is $1724
    • Summer Enrollment: May 5, 2017 to August 31,2017 is $865

Residence Hall Fees

Resident Hall Deposit: $300

Each incoming student wishing to live in our residence halls must submit a completed Residence Agreement and also a $300 nonrefundable Deposit to reserve the space. Upon occupancy, this initial deposit will be applied towards the student’s $300 Security Deposit.

Room and Board: $13,000

The Room and Board fee is assessed annually and covers all housing expenses.  Rooms are doubles, triples and larger.  Meal plan consists of 14 meals per week.  Students can select from breakfast and either lunch or dinner during the week and brunch and dinner on weekends.  This fee is nonrefundable.  (Limited single rooms available for an additional $3,000 per academic year, additional meal plans are available for an extra charge, summer housing is offered at a reduced rate.)

Residence Hall Technology Fee: $300

A Residence Hall Technology fee of $300 is charged per academic year to all students who reside on campus. The fee covers items including hardware and service for Internet access and cable television in rooms and common areas.

Questions? Contact:

(617) 217-9858