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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. For more information on costs related to attending NECC, visit the College Scorecard.

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.

Estimated Costs of Attendance & Fee Descriptions

Massachusetts Residents

Included: Registration Fee $10; Facilities Fee $100 (1-6 credits) or $180 (7 + credits)

Per Credit 3 Credits 6 Credits 12 Credits
Credit Courses $235 $815 $1,520 $3,010
Health Credit Courses $315 $1,055 $2,000 $3,970

New England Regional

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

Included: Registration Fee $10; Facilities Fee $100 (1-6 credits) or $180 (7 + credits)

Per Credit 3 Credits 6 Credits 12 Credits
Credit Courses $248 $854 $1,598 $3,166
Health Credit Courses $328 $1,094 $2,078 $4,126

Non-Resident/International

Included: Registration Fee $10; Facilities Fee $100 (1-6 credits) or $180 (7 + credits)

Per Credit 12 Credits 15 Credits
Credit Courses $476 $5,902 $7,330
Health Credit Courses $556 $6,862 $8,530

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program

Per Credit 3 Credits 6 Credits 9 Credits
$110 $330 $660 $990

Other Charges

High Cost Course Fee – Level 1: $7 per credit

High Cost Course Fee – Level 2: $12 per credit

High Cost Course Fee – Level 3: $17 per credit

Facilities Fee for Students taking six or fewer credits (per semester): $100

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

Registration Fee (per semester): $10

Annual/Fall Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $3,045

Spring Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $2,032

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: (This fee will not be assessed for the 2020 Fall Semester): $100

Returned Check Fee: $25

CORI Fee: $20

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Per Credit

Estimated Cost of Attendance – Per Credit

Estimate Cost of Attendance – Per Credit

Massachusetts Residents – Credit Courses: $235 per credit

Tuition College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Credit Courses

$25 $193 $5 $12 $8

Massachusetts Residents – Health Credit Courses: $315 per credit

Tuition Health College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Health Credit Courses

$25 $273 $5 $12 $8

New England Regional – Credit Courses: $248 per credit

Tuition College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Credit Courses

$38 $193 $5 $12 $8

New England Regional – Health Credit Courses: $328 per credit

Tuition Health College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Health Credit Courses

$38 $273 $5 $12 $8

Nonresident/International – Credit Courses: $476 per credit

Tuition College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Credit Courses

$266 $193 $5 $12 $8

Nonresident/International – Health Credit Courses: $556 per credit

Tuition Health College Fee Blackboard Fee High Cost Course Fee (Avg.) *Student Activity Fee

Health Credit Courses

$266 $273 $5 $12 $8

Massachusetts High School/Early College Program: $110 per credit

Tuition College Fee
$25 $85
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Fee Descriptions

Fee 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.

If an Online or Hybrid course is NOT on the High Cost Course list, then that course will be charged a High Cost Course Fee of $7.00 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

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 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 course 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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Testing Fees for Health Programs

Testing Fees for Health Programs

    ATI Testing – I/II: $616.16

    ATI Testing – III/IV: $616.16

    DataArc: $60.00

    EMS Testing: $48.00

    Lab Screening: $38.00

    MA Certification Exam: $155.00

    MA ATI: $35.00

    Neonatal Resuscitation: $20.00

    NHA Certification Exam: $117.00

    NSCA Exam: $315.00

    Platinum Plus Service: $180.00

    Radiation Monitor: $7.00

    Radiation Monitor: (I) $14.00

    SAE-TMC: $45.00

     

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    *Per credit totals do not include the Student Activity Fee.

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