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Tuition & Fees

College is an important investment for you and for your future. At Holy Cross, we award need-based financial aid, which includes scholarships and grants, federal student loans, and federal work-study programs. We’re happy to counsel you and your family on maximizing the payment plan, minimizing alternative loans, and taking advantage of need-based aid.

Tuition and Fees - 2016-2017

Fees Fall '16 Spring '17 Total
Tuition 24,148 24,147 48,295
Room 3,568 3,567 7,135
Board 3,045 3,045 6,090
Property Damage Deposit 50 50 100
Health Service Fee 165 165 330
ID Card 0   0
Activity Fee 315   315
(with Room and Board)
31,291 30,974 62,265
(without Room and Board)
24,628 24,312 48,940
Room Options Fall '16 Spring '17 Total
Standard Room 3,568 3,567 7,135
Standard Room w/Bath 3,960 3,960 7,920
Modified Suite 3,960 3,960 7,920
Full Suite 4,140 4,140 8,280
Single Room w/o Bath 4,140 4,140 8,280
Single Room w/ Bath 4,313 4,312 8,625
Apartment 4,313 4,312 8,625
Meal Plan Options Fall '16 Spring '17 Total
Resident Meal Plan 3,045 3,045 6,090
Apartment Meal Plan * 1,250 1,250 2,500


* Available only to those housed in apartments or off-campus students.


Other Fees Full Year First Semester Second Semester
Graduation Fee 150    
Health Insurance 1,634 N/A 955


  • Visual Arts fees will be billed and payable as incurred.
  • All students studying at a program that is not administered by the College are required to pay a $500 Continuation Fee.
  • Property Damage Deposit
    • All students must pay a $100 proprety damage deposit each year. Students will have a $50 charge on the billing statement for each semester that they are in residence on campus.
  • The Resident Meal Plan will provide students with the following:
    • Unlimited meals in Kimball Main Dining Room
    • 8 meal swipes per week at Lower Kimball Food Court
    • 5 guest meals per semester at Kimball Main Dining Room
    • $425 Dining Dollars per semester to be used in all dining locations
  • The Apartment Meal Plan will provide students with the following:
    • $1,250 Dining Dollars per semester to be used in all dining locations
    • Available only to residents of Figge Hall, Williams Hall, or off-campus students
  • Restrictions on Meal Plans:
    • Dining dollars can be used in Kimball Main Dining Room, Crossroads, Cool Beans, Lobby Shop, Kimball Food Court, CB2 and the Science Café.
    • Apartment residents may opt for the $1,250 dining dollar plan.
    • All Dining Dollars and Meal Plans expire at the end of the semester.


Updated:  March 7, 2016


What is "Need-Blind" vs. "Need-Based"

Applying for financial aid does not influence your admissions decision. Holy Cross meets 100 percent of demonstrated need. In order to create a truly diversified community, we are committed to bridging the gap between the cost of a Holy Cross education and what you can afford to pay. More than half of Holy Cross students receive some form of need-based financial assistance.

Read more on our Financial Aid website

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Office of Financial Aid
Hogan Room 314
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Financial Aid
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-2265