Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs

Cost of Attendance (COA) Considerations

Knowing the costs associated with an MCPHS education can help students and families from all income levels plan ahead and find appropriate financial support. The Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is here to help with that planning. Our office calculates an estimated cost of attendance (COA) for each student that includes the direct and indirect costs of attending for each academic year.

Direct costs include charges that will appear on the student bill, such as the tuition and fees listed below. This would also include estimated housing costs and (in some cases) food costs for students living on campus.

Indirect costs include estimated costs that do not appear on the student bill, but that students may incur while attending the University.  These include food, books, supplies, course materials, equipment, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus housing and are also listed below.

Not included in the standard COA are individual expenses that may be specific to you. For example, the University’s Health Insurance Fee may be added to the direct cost portion of the COA for a student who does not waive the school provided coverage.

Students who believe they have unusual, or unusually high costs related to their education are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) to discuss those costs and a potential adjustment to their estimated COA.

The estimated COA will vary depending upon the number of credits a student enrolls in and, in some cases, their academic program. The estimated COA provided below assumes full-time enrollment for Boston, Worcester, and Manchester students and assumes 6 credits of enrollment per semester for Online students.

Costs per Location

Program Type

Annual Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Additional Fees

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree Programs

$37,620/academic year

$1,380

N/A

3 Year Accelerated Bachelor Degree Programs

$54,480/academic year

$1,380

Nursing Clinical Fee: $480/semester (final four semesters)

 

Dental Hygiene Equipment Fee: $3,850 (first year postbacc BS/second year BS — first semester only)

 

Dental Hygiene Equipment Fee: $430 (second year postbacc BS/third year BS — first semester only)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Postbaccalaureate)

$74,098 ($54,480/academic year + $19,618* for final fall semester)

$1,380

Nursing Clinical Fee: $480/semester (final four semesters)

Preprofessional Phase Rate of PharmD and PA

$37,620 academic year

$1,380

N/A

Professional Phase Rate of PharmD and PA Didactic Years

$44,220/academic year

$1,380

PA Equipment Fee: $900 (first semester only)

PharmD and PA Clinical Rotations

N/A

$1,380

PharmD Clinical Year Fee : $61/credit

MPAS Clinical Year Fee: $50/credit

Graduate Studies (MS/PhD)

N/A

$1,380

Graduate Extension Fee: $1,380/semester

*Estimated

Boston Tuition Guidelines

  • Boston students enrolled in 12 to 18 credits for fall and spring semesters will be charged the flat tuition rate for qualifying programs.
  • All students enrolled for more than 18 credits for fall and spring semesters will be charged $1,380 per credit in addition to the flat tuition charge.
  • Boston students enrolled for less than 12 credits for fall and spring semesters, including graduate students, will be charged $1,380 per credit.
  • Boston PharmD registrations in excess of the cumulative 69 credit threshold will be charged the professional rate.
  • Boston students enrolled in summer sessions are charged at a per credit rate, except for students enrolled in Nursing, Medical Imaging and Therapeutics, or Dental Hygiene.
  • Students enrolled in Nursing, Medical Imaging and Therapeutics, or Dental Hygiene in 9 or more credits in the summer will be charged the flat tuition rate.

General Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Enrollment Deposit

$500-$750

Housing Deposit

$300

Annual Health Insurance*

$3,576

*Health insurance fee can be waived with proper documentation.

Mandatory Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Orientation Fee

$145 - billed first semester only

Graduation Fee

$345 - billed final semester only

Comprehensive Service Fee - 6 or more credits

$615 - billed fall and spring

Comprehensive Service Fee - fewer than 6 credits

$330 - billed fall and spring

Published fees are subject to change.

Estimated Annual Indirect Costs to Consider for Boston Students

Cost Type

Traditional (Fall & Spring)

Year-Round (Includes Summer)

Housing*

$16,440

$22,000

Food*

$7,548

$10,841

Transportation

$1,784

$2,453

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, Equipment

$948

$1,422

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

$2,152

$2,959

First Professional Licensure/Certification/Credential

Varies by program**

*Boston students living on campus will be billed directly. A portion of the Food budget will be billed directly for students using a meal plan. View on-campus housing and meal plan rates.

**Some programs require that students obtain a first professional licensure, certification, or other credential as part of their curriculum or to obtain employment in their resulting profession. If such cost is incurred while the student is enrolled in their program the cost will be included in their Cost of Attendance.

Program

Annual Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Additional Fees

Doctor of Pharmacy (accelerated 3-year program)

$59,430/academic year

$1,380

Pharm Certification Fee: First year only: $130

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

$55,410/academic year

$1,380

Equipment Fee: $925 (first semester only)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

$55,410/academic year

$1,380

Equipment Fee: $300 (first year, first semester only)

 

Equipment Fee: $330 (second year, first semester only)

Doctor of Optometry

$49,140/academic year

$1,380

Equipment Fee: $1,470/semester (first year)

 

Equipment Fee: $1,290/semester (second year)

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

$49,440/academic year

$1,380

N/A

Master of Acupuncture

Years 1-2: $32,265/academic year
Year 3: $21,510/academic year

$800

Malpractice Insurance: $100 (first semester only)

Equipment Fee: $280 (first year students)

Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAc CHM)

Year 1: $32,265/academic year
Years 2-3: $35,775/academic year

$800

Malpractice Insurance: $100 (first semester only)

Equipment Fee: $280 (first year students)

Master of Acupuncture/Doctor of Acupuncture

Years 1-2: $32,265/academic year
Year 3: $21,510/academic year
Year 4: $13,600

$800

Malpractice Insurance: $100 (first semester only)

Equipment Fee: $280 (first year students)

Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization/Doctor of Acupuncture

Year 1: $32,265/academic year
Years 2-3: $35,775/academic year
Year 4: $9,600

$800

Malpractice Insurance: $100 (first semester only)

Equipment Fee: $280 (first year students)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Chinese Herbal Medicine

N/A

$605

N/A

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Fast Track)

$74,098 ($54,480/academic year + $19,618* for final fall semester)

$1,380

N/A

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (Fast Track)

$74,098 ($54,480/academic year + $19,618* for final fall semester)

$1,380

Equipment Fee: $3,850 (first year postbacc BS/second year BS — first semester only)

 

Equipment Fee: $430 (second year postbacc BS/third year BS — first semester only)

Bachelor of Science Nursing (Postbaccalaureate)

$74,098 ($54,480/academic year + $19,618* for final fall semester)

$1,380

Nursing Clinical Fee: $480/semester (final four semesters)

*Estimated

Worcester/ Manchester Tuition Guidelines

  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Dental Hygiene or Nursing are charged the flat rate for 12 or more credits in the Fall and Spring and 9 or more credits in the Summer.
  • Students enrolled in the Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, and Acupuncture programs are charged the flat rate for 9 or more credits each semester.

General Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Enrollment Deposit

$500-$750

Housing Deposit

$300

Annual Health Insurance*

$3,576

*Health insurance fee can be waived with proper documentation.

Mandatory Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Orientation Fee

$145 - billed first semester only

Graduation Fee

$345 - billed final semester only

Comprehensive Service Fee - 6 or more credits

$410 - billed each semester

Comprehensive Service Fee - fewer than 6 credits

$220 - billed each semester

Published fees are subject to change.

Estimated Annual Indirect Costs to Consider for Worcester/Manchester Students

Cost Type

Traditional (Fall & Spring)

Year-Round (Includes Summer)

Undergraduate Full 4-semester programs

Housing*

$9,680

$14,520

$19,360

Food

$7,548

$10,841

$14,615

Transportation

$1,784

$2,453

$3,345

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, Equipment

$948

$1,422

$1,896

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

$2,152

$2,959

$4,035

First Professional Licensure/Certification/Credential

Varies by program**

 
Additional Clinical Rotation Related Expenses Varies by program***    

*Worcester students living on campus will be billed directly. View Worcester on-campus housing rates.

**Some programs require that students obtain a first professional licensure, certification, or other credential as part of their curriculum or to obtain employment in their resulting profession. If such cost is incurred while the student is enrolled in their program the cost will be included in their Cost of Attendance.

***Some programs have additional estimated costs related to transportation and housing while on clinical rotations - see below for more information.

Estimated Additional Clinical Rotation Related Expenses

Program

Year

Estimated Cost

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

2nd year

$7,530

Doctor of Optometry

3rd year

$2,510

Doctor of Optometry

4th year

$5,020

Doctor of Pharmacy

3rd year

$5,020

Program

Annual Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Graduate Programs (Master, Doctoral, Graduate Certificate and CAGS programs)

N/A

$1,110

Undergraduate Professional Programs (Professional BS Completion programs)

N/A

$850

Undergraduate Programs (MRI Certificate, NMT Certificate, Mammography Certificate and BS Health Science Completion, Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography)

N/A

$500

Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) Completion Program

N/A

$800

Additional Notes for Online Students

  • Visit the individual online program page for information about the total credits required for a specific program.
  • The Graduate Extension Fee for online students is $1,110 per additional credit hour.
  • Online students are not required to pay the orientation or comprehensive service fees.
  • Contact Kristen Desrochers in the Student Financial Services Office at kristen.desrochers@mcphs.edu for questions related to tuition or fees for online programs

General Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Enrollment Deposit

$500-$750

Mandatory Fees

Fee Type

Amount

Graduation Fee

$345 - billed final semester only

Online Technology Fee $525 - billed first semester only

Published fees are subject to change.

Estimated Annual Indirect Costs to Consider for Online Students

Cost Type

Year-Round (Includes Summer)

Housing $22,000

Food

$10,841

Transportation

$2,453

Books, Course Materials, Supplies, Equipment

$1,422

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

$2,959

First Professional Licensure/Certification/Credential

Varies by program*

*Some programs require that students obtain a first professional licensure, certification, or other credential as part of their curriculum or to obtain employment in their resulting profession. If such cost is incurred while the student is enrolled in their program the cost will be included in their Cost of Attendance.