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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.

Cost of Attendance by Academic Year and Fee Descriptions

Cost of Attendance 2019-2020 Academic Year

Cost of Attendance 2019-2020 Academic Year

Cost of Attendance

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
  • College Fee $187/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • College Fee $267/credit
New England Regional

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

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • College Fee $187/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $38/credit
  • College Fee $267/credit
Nonresidents/International

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • College Fee $187/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses: 

  • Tuition $266/credit
  • College Fee $267/credit
Massachusetts High School/Early College Program

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • College 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

Annual/Fall Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $2,390

Spring Student Health Insurance Fee (waivable): $1,595

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

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

Late Registration Penalty: Assessed to returning students (beginning August 19, 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: $49

Lab Screening: $38

MA Certification Exam: $155

MA ATI: $39

Neonatal Resuscitation: $20

NHA Certification Exam: $117

Platinum Plus Service: $210.27

Radiation Monitor: $7

Radiation Monitor: (I) $14

SAE-TMC: $45

 

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Cost of Attendance Summer 2019

Cost of Attendance Summer 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
  • College Fee $181/credit

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

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

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

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

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

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

Credit Courses:

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

iHealth/Health Credit Courses:

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

Credit Courses:

  • Tuition $25/credit
  • College 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

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

Applied Music Surcharge (per course): $300

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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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 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 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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