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Cost of Attendance

Creating a plan for paying for college starts with understanding the costs. The cost of attendance at Northern Essex Community College is primarily based on your residency and on the number of credits in which you are enrolled. Some costs are assessed per credit, and other costs are flat fees based on the number of enrolled credits.

There are a variety of payment options to help you with your college costs, including financial aid, scholarships, and veterans benefits. We also offer an installment plan for your convenience.

Cost of Attendance

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Tuition

Tuition is based on where you officially reside. Tuition is assessed on total enrolled credits.

iHealth Credit Courses Fee

The iHealth programs at NECC are designed for students to be successful in a Health Profession career by providing a more convenient, efficient and supportive environment. All iHealth courses, both health-related and general education, use a mix of in-person and online instruction—minimizing the number of trips to campus. The students are introduced to this method of teaching through additional instruction, and are provided even more support through a dedicated coach/mentor who is committed to the success of every student.

Student Activity Fee

The student activity fee is charged to all credit courses, except for online courses.

Blackboard Access Fee

Blackboard access fee is charged to all online courses.

High Costs Course Fee

The high cost course fee, assessed on specific courses, is based on those that require a lab component, special equipment, technology, specialized software, or additional personnel, such as laboratory technicians or clinical coordinators, to support instruction. The three levels of fees that are assessed depend on the expenses involved in a course.

If an online or hybrid course is NOT on the high cost course list, then that course will be charged a Level 1 high cost course fee of $5 per credit. If the online or hybrid course is on the high cost course list, then the course will be charged the fee as it appears on the list. View the high cost course listing.

Facilities Fee

The facilities fee is a flat fee charged to all students, based upon the number of enrolled credits. This fee is necessary to help fund the vast technology changes and upgrades, and the backlog of facilities projects and operational needs.

Student Health Insurance Fee

Student health insurance coverage is a state requirement for all students enrolled in nine (9) or more credits hours. For insurance purpose, courses comprising the nine credits must be taken concurrently. Learn more about student health insurance.

Cost of Attendance Fall 2017

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The total cost of a course is based on a number of factors: costs assessed per credit such as tuition and college fee; fees associated with courses such as student activity fee, Blackboard access fee, and high cost course fee; and other charges such as facilities fee, registration fee, health insurance, and course material and other fees. Other charges may be incurred based on particular courses/programs requirements.

Tuition and College Fees

Massachusetts Residents $202/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $177/credit

New England Regional $215/credit

Tuition $38/credit
Fees $177/credit

Nonresidents/International $443/credit

Tuition $ 266/credit
Fees $177/credit

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program $110/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $85/credit

iHealth/Health courses $282/credit

Tuition $25/credit
Fees $257/credit

Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $6/credit

Blackboard Access Fee $5/credit

High Cost Course Fee:

  • Level 1 $7/credit
  • Level 2 $12/credit
  • Level 3 $17/credit

Other Charges

Facilities Fee for Students taking six or fewer credits (per Term): $80

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven ormore credits (per Term): $160

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,712

Malpractice Insurance, where required (per academic year): $14.50

Math Materials Fee: $94

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (after August 11, 2017): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

ATI Testing – I/II: $556.67

ATI Testing – III/IV: $562.50

DataArc: $60

EMS Testing: $45

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

MA ATI: $35

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

NHA Certification Exam: $105

Platinum Plus Service: $170

Radiation Monitor: $7

Radiation Monitor: (I) $14

SAE-TMC: $45

Cost of Attendance Summer 2017

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The total cost of a course is based on a number of factors: costs assessed per credit such as tuition and college fee; fees associated with courses such as student activity fee, Blackboard access fee, and high cost course fee; and other charges such as facilities fee, registration fee, health insurance, and course material and other fees. Other charges may be incurred based on particular courses/programs requirements.

Tuition and College Fees

Massachusetts Residents $193/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $168/credit

New England Regional $206/credit

Tuition $38/credit
Fees $168/credit

Nonresidents/International $434/credit

Tuition $ 266/credit
Fees $168/credit

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program $110/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $85/credit

iHealth/Health courses $273/credit

Tuition $25/credit
Fees $248/credit

Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $6/credit

Blackboard Access Fee $5/credit

High Cost Course Fee:

  • Level 1 $5/credit
  • Level 2 $10/credit
  • Level 3 $15/credit

Other Charges

Facilities Fee for Students taking six or fewer credits (per Term): $80

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven or more credits (per Term): $160

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Malpractice Insurance, where required (per academic year): $14.50

Math Materials Fee: $94

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (after April 21, 2017 ): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

NHA Certification Exam: $115

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

ATI Testing – I/II: $556.67, $248.33

EMS Testing: $45

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

Cost of Attendance Spring 2017

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The total cost of a course is based on a number of factors: costs assessed per credit such as tuition and college fee; fees associated with courses such as student activity fee, Blackboard access fee, and high cost course fee; and other charges such as facilities fee, registration fee, health insurance, and course material and other fees. Other charges may be incurred based on particular courses/programs requirements.

Tuition and College Fees

Massachusetts Residents $193/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $168/credit

New England Regional $206/credit

Tuition $38/credit
Fees $168/credit

Nonresidents/International $434/credit

Tuition $ 266/credit
Fees $168/credit

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program $110/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $85/credit

iHealth/Health courses $273/credit

Tuition $25/credit
Fees $248/credit

Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $6/credit

Blackboard Access Fee $5/credit

High Cost Course Fee:

  • Level 1 $5/credit
  • Level 2 $10/credit
  • Level 3 $15/credit

Other Charges

Facilities Fee for Students taking six or fewer credits (per Term): $80

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven or more credits (per Term): $160

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,088

Malpractice Insurance, where required (per academic year): $14.50

Math Materials Fee: $94

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (after August 2, 2017 ): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

NHA Certification Exam: $105

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

ATI Testing – I/II: $556.67

ATI Testing – III/IV: $562.50

EMS Testing: $45

RTA Clinical Records Service: $150

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

SAE-Cin Sim $65

SAE-TMC: $45

Cost of Attendance Fall 2016

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The total cost of a course is based on a number of factors: costs assessed per credit such as tuition and college fee; fees associated with courses such as student activity fee, Blackboard access fee, and high cost course fee; and other charges such as facilities fee, registration fee, health insurance, and course material and other fees. Other charges may be incurred based on particular courses/programs requirements.

Tuition and College Fees

Massachusetts Residents $193/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $168/credit

New England Regional $206/credit

Tuition $38/credit
Fees $168/credit

Nonresidents/International $434/credit

Tuition $ 266/credit
Fees $168/credit

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program $110/credit

Tuition $ 25/credit
Fees $85/credit

iHealth/Health courses $273/credit

Tuition $25/credit
Fees $248/credit

Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $6/credit

Blackboard Access Fee $5/credit

High Cost Course Fee:

  • Level 1 $5/credit
  • Level 2 $10/credit
  • Level 3 $15/credit

Other Charges

Facilities Fee for Students taking six or fewer credits (per Term): $80

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven ormore credits (per Term): $160

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,629

Malpractice Insurance, where required (per academic year): $14.50

Math Materials Fee: $94

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (after August 5, 2016): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

NHA Certification Exam: $105

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

ATI Testing – I/II: $556.67

ATI Testing – III/IV: $562.50

EMS Testing: $45

RTA Clinical Records Service: $50

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

Radiation Monitor: $7

Radiation Monitor: (I) $14

DataArc: $60

SAE-TMC: $45