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Tuition & Fees

Holy Cross is committed to guiding you through the admission process, and helping you make your education more affordable. From robust merit scholarship offers, to generous need-based aid, you and your family have multiple opportunities available to minimize your cost.

Average Cost After Aid
Average Starting Salary for Graduate
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Types of Financial Aid

Merit Aid 

Depending on your academic achievements, you may qualify for merit-based aid.  This type of aid is offered on a four-year basis as long as good academic progress is maintained, as well as a satisfactory disciplinary record.

Need-Based Aid

Every family’s financial situation is different, and Holy Cross is committed to helping all students lower their tuition cost. 

How Aid May Vary

There are many factors that go into determining your financial aid offer. To get an idea of what you may qualify for, use the Net Cost Calculator to get a more accurate idea of your total tuition cost. 

General Tuition Breakdown Without Aid

The chart below offers a view of the overall cost of attending Holy Cross without financial aid. Based on your family’s individual circumstances and demonstrated financial need, this cost may shift depending on your financial aid offer. 

Holy Cross works hard to make education affordable for everyone. Contact our financial aid team with questions about tuition, other fees, or qualifying for financial aid.

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Fees Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Total
Tuition 30,025 30,025 60,050
Standard Housing 4,950 4,950 9,900
Resident Food Plan 3,925 3,925 7,850
Health Service Fee 200 200 400
Activity Fee 400 - 400
(with Housing and Food Plan)
39,500 39,100 78,600
(without Housing and Food Plan)
30,625 30,225 60,850
Room Options Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Total
Standard Housing 4,950 4,950 9,900
Apartment Housing 6,000 6,000 12,000
Meal Plan Options Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Total
Resident Food Plan 3,925 3,925 7,850
Apartment Food Plan I ** 1,800 1,800 3,600
Apartment Food Plan II ** 1,800 1,800 3,600
Apartment Food Plan III ** 2,000 2,000 4,000

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

Other Fees Full Year First Semester Second Semester
Graduation Fee 150    
Health Insurance $2,844   $1,614

Updated: April 26, 2023

Additional Information and Fees

There are a few more fees to keep in mind attending Holy Cross. You’ll also be able to pick a meal plan that’s right for you.

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 D'Agostino Café, Upper Crossroads (salads, asndwiches and grain bowls) and Cool Beans
  • $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 Food Plans provide students with the following:           

  • Apartment Food Plan I -  $1,550.00 Dining Dollars plus 25 Kimball meal swipes
  • Apartment Food Plan II -  $1,200.00 Dining Dollars plus 50 Kimball meal swipes
  • Apartment Food Plan III -  $500.00 Dining Dollars plus 125 Kimball meal swipes

Available only to residents of Figge Hall, Williams Hall, the townhouses, or off-campus students.

Restrictions on Meal Plans:                            

  • Dining dollars can be used in Crossroads, Cool Beans, Lobby Shop, CB2 and the D'Agostino Café.
  • They are also accepted at Kimball Main Dining Room.
  • Apartment residents may opt for any of the Apartment Food Plans.
  • Off campus students may select any food plan.
  • All Food Plans, Guest/Meal Swipes, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester.

Contact Financial Aid

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