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Summer 2014 Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance at Northern Essex Community College for Summer 2014

(For Fall 2014 Cost of Attendance click here)

Costs are subject to change. Rates below were in effect as of the Fall 2013 term.

Cost of Attendance at Northern Essex Community College is based on your residency and on the number of credits in which you are enrolled. In addition, there are certain costs relating to the specific courses you are taking. The basic per credit cost is composed of: (1) Tuition, (2) College Fee, (3) Student Activity Fee. In addition, there are other costs such as (4) High Cost Program Fee, (5) Health Insurance Premium, and (6) Miscellaneous fees.

Please see below for the explanation of each of these components.

Cost of Attendance Per Credit Course Cost

(1) Tuition is based on where you officially reside.

MA Residents $25/credit
New England Regional $38/credit
Non-residents/International $266/credit

There are numerous waivers that may allow the college to remove the tuition charge for eligible students. Please see Massachusetts Department of Higher Education for a list of all waiver programs and their eligibility requirements.

(2) College Fee is charged to all credit courses

Regular credit courses $132/credit
iHealth credit courses $230/credit
**Other Health credit courses $181/credit

**NOTES for Other Health Courses above:

  • These are courses with the following prefixes: CTA, DAS, EMT, HES, MAS, MRT, NUR, PNS, PSG, RSC, RTA, that are not iHealth courses.
  • NOTE: In the Fall of 2014, the College Fee for these Health courses will increase to the same cost per credit as the iHealth credit courses.

(3) Student Activity Fee is charged to all credit courses, with no exceptions:

All credit courses $5/credit

(4) High Cost Program Fee

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

High Cost Program Fee: The high cost program fee is assessed on specific courses 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 your 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 $5.00 per credit. If your 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. Please click here to view the high cost course listing.

(5) Health Insurance Premium, if applicable (This does not apply to the Summer Term).

Massachusetts state law requires that all students enrolled in 9 or more credits in the Fall or Spring terms, be covered by health insurance. There are no exceptions. If you are taking 9 or more credits, you are automatically charged the premium.

If you have comparable coverage, you may complete an online waiver to deduct this cost. Programs such as Commonwealth Care, Free Care or foreign insurance cannot be used to waive this insurance. If you are currently covered under MassHealth AND have a MassHealth card, you are eligible to waive this insurance. All online waivers must be completed by the Due Date of your invoice, otherwise the charge will remain on your bill and payment will be required.

NOTE: If you waived the insurance in the Fall 2013 term, this waiver is also effective for the Spring 2014 term.

Premium Costs for the Massachusetts Regional Community College Student Accident & Sickness Insurance for

Academic Year 2013-2014

Annual Premium

Policy period

9/1/2013 to 08/31/2014

Student only $ 1,603.00

Second Term Premium

Policy Period

1/1/2014 to 08/31/2014

Student only $ 1,067.00

(6) Miscellaneous Fees There are other fees that may apply, depending on program requirements or individual circumstances.

Type of Fee Fee Amount
Registration Fee $10/semester
Allied Health Programs/Courses:
Malpractice Insurance $14.50/academic year in all health programs
Testing Fees Vary, where applicable
Applied Music Surcharge $250 per course
Application/Matriculation Fee No Charge
Official Transcript Fee No Charge
Graduation Fee No Charge
Returned Check Fee
If a check is returned, future payments must be made by money order, credit card or cash.