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 by completing the Financial Aid Application for Student Aid, (FAFSA). Bay State college also offers institutional scholarships to all students. 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 net cost, please contact the Financial Aid Department. All tuition and fees are subject to change.

Tuition Charges

Day Division Students:

Tuition charges are assessed on a per credit hour basis and program of study.  This provides students with maximum flexibility based on individual financial and academic needs. Credits vary based on program of study. Please refer to your individual program flow sheet. Program curriculum is subject to change. Credits transferred into Bay State College will impact the total number of credits required to complete most programs.

  2015-2016 2016-2017
Certificate Cost Per Credit Cost Per Credit
Medical Assisting* $786 $550
Associate Cost Per Credit Cost Per Credit
Accounting $876 $905
Business Administration $876 $905
Criminal Justice $876 $905
Entertainment Management** $876 $905
Entertainment Management: Audio Production Concentration** $876 $905
Fashion Design** $876 $905
Fashion Retail Merchandising** $876 $905
Health Studies** $786 $810
Health Studies: Medical Assisting Concentration** $786 $810
Hospitality Management** $876 $905
Information Technology $876 $905
Nursing $876 $905
Physical Therapist Assistant $876 $905
Retail Business Management $876 $905
Bachelor's Cost Per Credit Cost Per Credit
Criminal Justice $876 $905
Criminal Justice: Domestic and International Security Concentration $876 $905
Entertainment Management** $876 $905
Entertainment Management: Audio Production Concentration** $876 $905
Fashion Merchandising** $876 $905
Fashion Merchandising: Fashion Design Concentration** $876 $905
Information Technology $876 $905
Information Technology: IT Project Management Concentration   $905
Information Technology: Web and Mobile Development Concentration   $905
Management $876 $905
Management: Fashion Industry Concentration   $905
Management: Finance Concentration $876 $905
Management: Healthcare Management Concentration $876 $905
Management: Hospitality Management Concentration $876 $905
Management: Human Resource Management Concentration   $905
Management: Management Information Systems Concentration $876 $905
Management: Marketing Concentration $876 $905
Management: Music Industry Concentration   $905
Nursing (RN to BSN) $550 $550

*MA Certificate and RN to BSN programs are not eligible for institutional aid.
** Bay State College is no longer accepting new applications for this program. Please refer to the new concentrations under the B.S. in Management program.
Credits vary based on program of study. Please refer to your individual program flow sheet. Program curriculum is subject to change.

Evening Division Students:

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

For the 2015-16 Academic Year, tuition is charged for Evening Students at the rate of $368 per credit hour. 

Online Students:

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

For the 2015-16 Academic Year, tuition is charged for Online Students at the rate of $368 per credit hour. 

Summer Session

For summer 2016, most summer day classes were offered at a reduced rate of $380 per credit.  Check with Bay State College for more information regarding summer 2017 tuition rates.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • RN to BSN Program Fee: $40- Charged per semester to all students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. This fee is nonrefundable.

Some fees may be prorated for students graduating in the Fall.

Fees for Evening Students

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

Fees for Online Students

  • Program Fee: $25 Fee assessed each semester to all students.

Other Fees

  • Insufficient Funds (NSF): $30
  • Late Fee: $25
  • 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)
  • Health Insurance: $2578 annually (2016-17) (if applicable)
  • TEAS (Test of Academic Skills), Nursing program only: $60-$75

Residence Hall Fees

Resident Hall Deposit $300

Each incoming student wishing to live in our on-campus housing facilities for the fall must submit a completed Residence Agreement and also a $300 Deposit to reserve the space.  Upon occupancy, this initial deposit will be applied as the student’s Security Deposit.  The Security Deposit is only refundable once the student attends classes and permanently withdraws from housing without damages to the housing facility.

Room and Board: $13,000

The Room and Board fee is assessed annually and covers all housing expenses.  Rooms are doubles, triples and larger.  Includes 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, 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 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:

Phone
(617) 217-9858

Email
financialaid@baystate.edu