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Tuition & Fees: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Tuition & Educational Service Fee (ESF)

The Tuition and Educational Service Fee cost for Massachusetts residents is $211 per credit ($24 tuition / $187 educational service fee). For all other students the cost is $417 per credit ($230 tuition / $187 educational service fee). There are additional fees each semester based on enrollment (see below).

2023-2024 Tuition & Fees Rate Schedule
3$ 72$ 561$345$ 978
4$ 96$ 748$345$1189
5$120$ 935$345$1400

*See additional fees below

Tuition, ESF, and other fees 
In-State Tuition$24 per credit per semester
Educational Service Fee$187 per credit per semester
Student Support Fee1-8 credits $345 Fall & Spring
Student Support Fee9+ credits $455 Fall & Spring
*Additional Fees 
Program Fees**See Below
Lab Fee$65 per lab course
Compulsory Health Insurance$3461 (9+ credits)
Allied Health Insurance$20 per year certain health programs
 $80 per year EMT program

Indirect Costs:

Includes housing, food, books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses.  QCC uses a standard allowance for indirect costs, which can vary greatly for each student depending on a variety of factors.  The following figures are approximations per semester, and you may find your indirect costs differ from these estimates, which is common.  

ExpenseDependent StudentsIndependent Students 
Books & Supplies$40 per credit$40 per credit
Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$1868$7268
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $900$1823

**Currently all programs have per semester Program Fees associated with the Program Major to help support the needs of the program. View a list of Program Fees.

PLEASE NOTE - all costs are subject to change without prior notification.  Please refer to the semester Tuition & Fee Refund Policy for financial penalty when withdrawing from your classes. 

Massachusetts Universal Health Insurance Law requires that all students enrolled for 9 or more credits participate in a comprehensive health insurance plan. The Health Insurance Fee for FALL 2023 is $3461. The Fall annual enrollment covers the period from September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024. If you can certify alternative comparable coverage you can waive this fee by completing the waiver form online available after July 1. Please expect 2-3 business days for the fee to be removed. Free care is not considered comparable coverage.

Credit for Prior Learning: Challenge Exams, Portfolio Assessments, and Credentialing are all $75 per credit. Credit cost for QCC sponsored learning (direct study and tutorial study) is the same cost as credit courses. Please contact Career Placement Services for additional information by phone at 508.854.4439 or by email at careerservices [at]


The FALL 2023 bill is due August 23 and classes begin September 6th.                                                        

An Enrollment Notification is sent by email 2-3 days after registration to your student email account and details payment options. The Course & Fee Statement on The Q is your bill. We do not mail paper bills. Please contact the Business Office with any billing or payment questions you may have by email at businessoffice [at] or by phone at 508.854.4560.

Students who have not paid or made arrangements to pay their tuition and fees by the bill due date risk being dropped from their classes for non-payment. Students will be notified by email to their student email account if they have been dropped from their classes for non-payment. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Registrar's Office if the student will not attend any or all of their classes.

Fall 2023 Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

Refund PolicyFall 2023% of Total Charges
Drop through:09/13/23100%
Withdrawal beginning 9/14/23 through:09/21/2350%
Withdrawal as of:09/22/230%

Refund Limitations

  1. Official withdrawal must be made in the Registrar's Office, room 152A in the Administration Building.
  2. Any waivers must be submitted to the Business Office prior to the end of the semester to be considered for a refund or adjustment.
  3. Students will be refunded only that portion of the tuition and fees paid by them; financial aid and other contracted agency payments will be refunded directly to the paying party.
  4. Mandatory health insurance premiums are not refundable to any student after the first 21 class days of the term.

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