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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee for New Students
Massachusetts ResidentsNon-refundable$20.00
All Other ApplicantsNon-refundable$50.00
All Credit Courses (except as noted)*
Massachusetts Residents($24.00 tuition/$181.00 Educational Services fee)$205.00/credit*
All other Students($230.00 tuition/$181.00 Educational Services fee)$411.00/credit*
Required Fees
Student Support Fee  
Fall/Spring 1-8 credits $345.00 per semester
Fall/Spring 9+ credits $455.00 per semester
Summer 1-8 credits$175.00 per semester
Summer 9+ credits $235.00 per semester
Intersession 1-8 credits$120.00 per semester
Intersession 9+ credits $150.00 per semester
Lab Fee $65.00 per lab course
Health Insurance Fee $3,045.00 per Academic Year
Allied Health Insurance  
Health Programs $20.00 per Academic year
EMT Paramedic Programs $80.00 per Academic year
Special Fees
Military $0.00 per credit
Credentialing Fee $75.00 per credit
Challenge Examination Fee $75.00 per credit
Portfolio Assessment Fee $75.00 per credit

All costs are subject to change without notice

Students entering in the Spring semester will be charged $2,032.00 for insurance. 
Massachusetts law requires that each student registered for 9 or more credits must purchase this insurance unless the student can show evidence of comparable coverage under another health insurance policy. 

Program Fees

Program of Study / Program Code
Includes all related degree options and/or certificatesCourse (starts with)Amount Per Semester
Engineering and Technology
Automotive TechnologyAUT$ 515
Computer Science TransferCSC$65/credit $650 max
Computer Systems Engineering TechnologyCSC/CST$65/credit $650 max
Electronics Engineering TechnologyCSC/ELT/ELM/MNT$65/credit $650 max
Energy Utility TechnologyEUT$65/credit $650 max
Heating Ventilation Air ConditioningHVC$65/credit $650 max
Interactive MediaIMD/IMG$65/credit $650 max
Manufacturing TechnologyMNT$65/credit $650 max
Healthcare
Dental Assisting Certificate (DA)DAS$ 980
Dental Hygiene (DH)DHY$ 2,505
Nurse Education-Advanced Placement LPN​ (NUL)NUR$ 1,250
Nurse Education Advanced Placement Paramedic (NUP)NUR$ 1,250
Nurse Education (NUR) (NUE)NUR$ 1,250
Nursing Assistant Certificate (NA)ALH$ 535
Nursing Assistant Certificate - Direct Entry (NAWF)ALH$ 535
Practical Nursing Certificate (LP) (LPE)PNP$ 985
EMT Certificate (EMT)EMT$ 315
EMT Certificate - Direct Entry (EMWF)EMT$ 315
EMT Paramedic Certificate (PC)MED$ 755
Medical Assisting Certificate (ME)MSS$ 635
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OT)OTA$ 1,030
Pharmacy Technician Certificate (PT)ALH$ 330
Pharmacy Technician Certificate - Direct Entry (PTWF)ALH$ 330
Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Certificate (PEKG)ALH$ 610
Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Certificate - Direct Entry (PKWF)ALH$ 610
Radiologic Technology (RT)RDT$ 1,025
Respiratory Care (RS)RCP$ 1,025
Surgical Technology (SUR)SUR$ 675
Other
Degree / Certificate Program FeeAll others$115 Fall/Spring Only

All costs are subject to change without notice.

Billing and Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students are sent an E-Bill Notification to their student Qmail account when their statement is ready to view on The Q. The statement will reflect any estimated Financial Aid award as of the billing date. For aid awarded after the billing date, students should log into The Q to view their current statement. If the student is a recipient of any third party funding (i.e. tuition waiver, military benefit, Uplan, scholarship or private company) please notify the Business Office and submit any required paperwork prior to the start of the semester.

Payment arrangements must be made prior to the bill due date or upon registration after the bill due date. Payment options are detailed in the E-Bill Notification. Please note – we no longer take credit card payments in the office or over the phone. To help students meet their educational expenses, the College offers online payment plan options through a third party for each semester except Intersession. Students who select a payment plan option may select an installment plan that is spread over several months, depending on the length of the semester. Payments are automatically deducted by the payment plan company from a checking or credit card account provided by the student. 

To view or pay a bill, log into The Q: on the Welcome page to the right under Quick Links select View/Pay My Bill, then to the right under My Payment Account select My Account Balances, then select Make A Payment. The first time students use this system they will be asked to create an account. Once that account is created and they select “Make A Payment,” they will be routed to our third party payment portal managed by Nelnet. Here they can make one time payments or when available set up a payment plan for an upcoming semester. All costs are subject to change without prior notification. There is a $20.00 charge for any returned payment to QCC​

Other Expenses

Students should anticipate expenses each semester for required textbooks (which are available in the Bookstore) and/or materials for each course. For textbook availability and prices, please visit the bookstore link on The Q, the College’s student and faculty portal.

Refunds of Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for the semester charges whether or not they attend.  If you do not plan to attend one or more of your classes, you must drop those classes within the published add/drop period if you do not wish to be financially responsible for the charges.  Please contact Academic Advising or Registrar’s Office to officially drop any class that you do not plan to attend.  When dropping classes please refer to the semester Tuition and Fee Refund Policy for financial penalty available on The Q and in schedule booklets

Refund Limitations

  • All refunds for financial aid recipients are rated based on withdrawal date.
  • Financial Aid recipients are advised to check with the Financial Aid Office (Welcome Center on the 2nd floor of the Harrington Learning Center) prior to withdrawing to determine the impact on their financial aid award.
  • Official withdrawal must be made in the Registrar’s Office, Room 152A.
  • Any tuition waivers must be submitted to the Business Office prior to the end of the semester to be considered for a refund or adjustment.
  • Mandatory health insurance premiums are not refundable.
  • Students will be refunded only that portion of the tuition and fees paid by them; third-party payments will be refunded directly to the paying party.

Return of Federal and State Funds for Students Who Withdraw

If the student withdraws from the College or stops attending classes prior to the 60% point of the semester, financial aid will be pro-rated based on the number of days attended. If financial aid was disbursed before the student withdraws, the student may be required to pay back some of the money, based on a federal determination of his or her eligibility as of the date withdrawn. Additional information is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Tuition Waivers

Various tuition waivers are available to those people who meet the requirements outlined below. Tuition waivers apply only to the cost of tuition; they do not include the cost of the educational service fee, additional fees, textbooks, or supplies. Tuition waivers are not applicable to tutorials, challenge examinations, or any other individualized learning experience.

Veteran Tuition Waivers

Veterans, as defined by MGL Chapter 4, Section 7, may qualify for tuition-free courses, provided the veteran is eligible and has submitted a copy of his or her DD214 separation papers. There may be other eligibility requirements for this tuition waiver. For further information, please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

Members of the Armed Forces Tuition Waivers

An active member of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard) stationed and residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may qualify for tuition-free courses. For further information, please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

National Guard Tuition Waivers

Members of the Massachusetts National Guard may qualify for tuition-free courses, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. For further information, please contact the Veteran Affairs Office, Room 258A.

Senior Citizens Tuition Waivers

Senior citizens, age 60 years or older, may qualify for tuition-free courses. For further information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Room 165A.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and Commission for the Blind Tuition Waivers

MRC and MCB clients may qualify for tuition-free courses consistent with the policies of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. For further information, please contact the agencies’ offices for details.           

Native American Tuition Waivers

Native Americans, as certified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, may qualify for tuition-free courses provided they meet the eligibility requirements. For further information, please contact the Financial Aid Office, Room 165A.

Student Billing: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need a student ID?

Yes.  Once per academic year you will need to update your student ID.  Students need a valid student ID for various purposes when on campus including but not limited to using the athletic center, using the library, picking up refund checks, bookstore purchases and returns, receiving a tax waiver in the cafeteria, and participating in student events. 

Do I need a parking decal? 

Yes. Once per academic year you will need to update your parking decal.  The parking decal covers designated student parking at our main campus on West Boylston Street.  It also covers our Downtown, Southbridge, Senior Center and Assabet Valley locations.  There may be additional parking costs for off- site instruction.

What is Tuition? 

This amount is set by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and is assessed per credit to all students. Tuition is credit-driven based on residency in Massachusetts: In-State or Out-of-State.

What is the Educational Service Fee (ESF)? 

This fee is assessed per credit to all students.  The ESF helps fund educational related services such as the development of academic curriculum and instructional delivery in all modalities including; on-ground, on-line, blended, hybrid and remote. 

What is the Student Support Fee?

This fee is assessed to all students based on full time or part time enrollment status.  This fee helps fund essential and mandated student support and services such as infrastructure (technology, energy, and physical plant), accessibility, counseling, tutoring, advising and enrollment services.

What is a Program Fee?

This fee is assessed to students enrolled in a specific program per semester. The fee is set based on the needs of the specific program. To view a list of program fees by program major go to:

www.QCC.edu / Admissions / Tuition and Fees / Program Fees

What is the Lab Fee?

This fee is assessed only to students taking a lab course and is used to support associated costs.

What is the Health Insurance Fee?

The College is mandated by law to provide health insurance and to assess a Health Insurance Fee to all students enrolled in nine or more credits once per academic year in the Fall or Spring only.  The Health Insurance Fee can be waived if the student has comparable health insurance coverage.

Can I waive any fees?

The Health Insurance Fee is the only fee that can be waived.

If I drop a course will I still be charged or will I get my money back?

Each semester the College has a specific refund policy tied to the semester add/drop dates.The Tuition & Fee Refund Policy can be found on your billing notification, in the college booklet, on The Q and in the Business Office. Please refer to that policy for exact dates and penalties. If you are not attending one or more of your classes you need to drop the class if you do not wish to be financially responsible for the charges. Please contact the Advising Center by email at advising [at] qcc.mass.edu or by phone at 508.854.4308 to officially drop any class that you do not plan to attend before the end of the published add/drop period.  If you are receiving a financial aid award please consult with the Financial Aid Office before dropping as your financial aid eligibility may be affected. 

How do I pay my bill?

To VIEW/PAY your bill log into The Q: on the Welcome page to the right under Quick Links select View/Pay My Bill, then to the right under My Payment Account select My Account Balances, then select Make A Payment. The first time you use this system you will be asked to create an account. Once that account is created and you select Make A Payment you will be routed to our third party payment portal managed by Nelnet Campus Commerce (customer service 1.800.609.8056). Here you can make one time payments or when available set up a payment plan for an upcoming semester. If you have questions concerning your bill or payment please contact the Business Office by phone at 508.854.4560 or by email at businessoffice [at] qcc.mass.edu from your QCC student Qmail account – please include your student ID. Please note the college no longer accepts credit cards in the office or over the phone for student account payments.

Does the College offer payment plans?

The College offers a number of on-line payment plan options each semester (except Intersession). For additional information you can log into The Q or email businessoffice [at] qcc.mass.edu .

How can my parent or guardian gain access to my billing information?

In compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Quinsigamond Community College policy, the Business Office cannot release any information pertaining to a student’s record. In order for any information to be released to anyone, other than the student, the student must provide our office with written consent. The student can complete the Authorization to Release Information Form and return directly to the Business Office. We can only accept the FERPA document directly from the student in person or scanned and emailed to our office from the student's Qmail account. This FERPA is for Business Office use only. The student needs to provide a separate FERPA form to the Financial Aid Office.

When will my financial aid refund check be ready?

You’ll receive a check for your excess financial aid award after all charges have been paid to the College. Once the funds are available a refund check will be processed and made available for pick up in the Business Office, room B07-A. You will receive an email notification to your student Qmail account when you have a refund check available. A picture ID is required when picking up a refund check.

Will there be a fee increase for the Fall semester?

For Massachusetts residents, the combined tuition and education service fee cost is currently $205.00 per credit hour. For Non-Massachusetts residents and international students, the combined tuition and educational service fee cost is currently $411.00 per credit hour; all costs are subject to change without prior notification. Additional fees apply each semester; some vary based on enrollment.

If I withdraw from a course, can I get all my money back? 

There is a specific Refund Policy for each semester. For the first eight calendar days of class (or equivalent if in Summer or Intersession), a 100% refund of tuition and fees is granted. The next eight calendar days of classes, a 50% refund of tuition and fees is granted. After the first 16 days of classes (or equivalent if in Summer or Intersession), no refunds of tuition or fees will be granted. Please see semester brochures for exact dates. Students must officially withdraw from the College. Students who are receiving financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing. Financial Aid eligibility may be affected.

Fall & Spring Seven Week Terms - refund policy for drop or withdrawal as follows:

  • 100% refund - drop through the second class meeting and prior to the third class meeting
  • 50% refund - withdrawal through the third class meeting and prior to the fourth class meeting
  • 0% refund - withdrawal as of the fourth class meeting

Is any student eligible for Institutional Aid? 

The College has set aside a certain amount in operating funds to support our students. To qualify for these funds, students must meet the conditions for need-based Federal and State Financial Aid and complete a FAFSA. This aid helps fill the gap between available Federal and State aid and the cost of attendance. In addition, the institutional advancement group has set aside a certain amount to fund scholarships for students. To qualify for these scholarships, students must meet the specific criteria of each individual scholarship. In most cases, the Financial Aid Office will notify a student if he or she appears eligible for any of these scholarships. For further information, please inquire at the Financial Aid Office (Welcome Center on the 2nd floor of the Harrington Learning Center).