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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.

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Fees Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total
Tuition 27,900 27,900 55,800
Room 4,400 4,400 8,800
Board 3,640 3,640 7,280
Health Service Fee 185 185 370
Activity Fee 370 - 370
(with Room and Board)
36,495 36,125 72,620
(without Room and Board)
28,455 28,085 56,540
Room Options Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total
Standard Room 4,400 4,400 8,800
Standard Room w/Bath 4,860 4,860 9,720
Modified Suite 4,860 4,860 9,720
Full Suite 5,090 5,090 10,180
Single Room w/o Bath 5,090 5,090 10,180
Single Room w/ Bath 5,290 5,290 10,580
Apartment 5,500 5,500 11,000
Meal Plan Options Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Total
Resident Meal Plan 3,640 3,640 7,280
Apartment Meal Plan ** 1,500 1,500 3,000

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

Other Fees Full Year First Semester Second Semester
Graduation Fee 150    
Health Insurance $2,753   $1,562
  • 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 $500.00 Continuation Fee.
  • 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
    • $425.00 Dining Dollars per semester to be used in all dining locations
    • All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan and will be automatically assigned to the Resident Meal Plan.
  • The Apartment Meal Plan will provide students with the following:
    • $1,500.00 Dining Dollars per semester to be used in all dining locations
    • Available only to residents of Figge Hall, Williams Hall, or off-campus student.
  • Restrictions on Meal Plans:
    • Dining dollars can be used in Crossroads, Cool Beans, Lobby Shop, Kimball Food Court, CB2 and the D'Agostino Café.
    • They are also accepted at Kimball Main Dining Room.
    • Apartment residents may opt for the $1,500.00 dining dollar plan
    • Off campus students may select any meal plan.
    • All Meal Plans, Guest/Meal Swipes, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester.

Updated: March 2, 2021


What is Need-Based Aid?

Holy Cross meets 100 percent of demonstrated need, as calculated according to nationally recognized financial aid criteria. 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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Contact Financial Aid
Office of Financial Aid
Hogan Room 314
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Financial Aid
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-2265