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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 and military benefits. We also offer an installment plan for your convenience.

Cost of Attendance by Semester, and Fee Descriptions

1Fee Descriptions

1Fee Descriptions

Tuition

This mandatory charge is assessed for all day and evening scheduled credit courses. The in-state day tuition portion of your bill is remitted to the state of Massachusetts. The remainder is used to help defray the costs associated with general operations of the college.

College Fee

This mandatory charge is assessed for all day and evening scheduled courses regardless of residency category and is used to help pay for a variety of academic services, equipment, supplies, and technology expenses.

High Costs Course Fee

This mandatory non-refundable fee is assessed on specific courses, based on 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. View the high cost course listing.

Facilities Fee

This mandatory non-refundable fee is charged to help fund the vast technology changes and upgrades, and the backlog of facilities projects and operational needs.

Registration Fee

This mandatory fee is a non-refundable administrative fee is charged for all day and evening credit courses. It is charged for processing your enrollment and registration.

Blackboard Fee

This mandatory non-refundable fee is assessed for online and hybrid courses and is used to help defray the costs associated software and training for online classes.

Student Activity Fee

This mandatory non-refundable fee is assessed if you have at least one day scheduled credit courses in both the fall and spring semesters only and is used to support student activities including concerts, guest speakers, orientation, graduation, clubs, and special events.

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. The fees for these courses are due to the expenses associated with the use of simulation mannequins and other supplies.

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.

Other Fees

There are other fees associated with attending NECC, such as course material, malpractice and test fees. These fees are assessed base on the program of study or course requirement.

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Cost of Attendance Fall 2018

Cost of Attendance Fall 2018

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

Credit courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fee $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fee $261/credit
New England Regional

(Residents of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Connecticut)
Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • Fee $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • Fee $261/credit
Nonresidents/International

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • Fee $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • Fee $261/credit
Massachusetts High School/Early College Program

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fee $85/credit
Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $8/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): $100

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven or more credits (per Term): $180

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,879

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

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (after August 20, 2018): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

ATI Testing – I/II: $562.50

ATI Testing – III/IV: $562.50

DataArc: $60

EMS Testing: $48

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

MA ATI: $35

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

NHA Certification Exam: $105

Platinum Plus Service: $180

Radiation Monitor: $7

Radiation Monitor: (I) $14

SAE-TMC: $45

 

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Cost of Attendance Spring 2019

Cost of Attendance Spring 2019

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

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fees $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fees $261/credit
New England Regional

(Residents of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Connecticut)
Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • Fees $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • College Fees $261/credit
Nonresidents/International

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • Fees $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • Fees $261/credit
Massachusetts High School/Early College Program

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • Fees $85/credit
Other per Credit Charges

Student Activity Fee $8/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): $100

Facilities Fee for Students taking seven or more credits (per Term): $180

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,254

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

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (beginning January 2, 2019 ): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

Testing Fees for Health Programs

ATI Testing – I/II: $562.50

ATI Testing – III/IV: $562.50

DataArc: $60

EMS Testing: $48

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

MA ATI: $35

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

NHA Certification Exam: $105

Platinum Plus Service: $180

Radiation Monitor: $7

Radiation Monitor: (I) $14

SAE-TMC: $45

 

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