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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 2020 - 2021

Fees Fall '20 Spring '21 Total
Tuition 27,025 27,025 54,050
Room 4,260 4,260 8,520
Board 3,520 3,520 7,040
Health Service Fee* 180 180 360
Activity Fee   180 180
(with Room and Board)
34,985 35,165 70,150
(without Room and Board)
27,205 27,205 54,410
Room Options Fall '20 Spring '21 Total
Standard Room 4,260 4,260 8,520
Standard Room w/Bath 4,710 4,710 9,420
Modified Suite 4,710 4,710 9,420
Full Suite 4,930 4,930 9,860
Single Room w/o Bath 4,930 4,930 9,860
Single Room w/ Bath 5,120 5,120 10,240
Apartment 5,330 5,330 10,660
Meal Plan Options Fall '20 Spring '21 Total
Resident Meal Plan 3,520 3,520 7,040
Apartment Meal Plan ** 1,450 1,450 2,900

* Students with access to campus will pay this fee.
** Available only to those housed in apartments or off-campus students.


Other Fees Full Year First Semester Second Semester
Graduation Fee 150    
Health Insurance 2,488   1,453
  • 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.
  • 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
    • 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:
    • 50 meal swipes per semester at Kimball Main Dining Room
    • $975 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 Crossroads, Cool Beans, Lobby Shop, Kimball Food Court, CB2 and the D'Agostino Cafe.
    • They are also accepted at Kimball Main Dining Room
    • Apartment residents may opt for the $1,450 Apartment meal plan.
    • Off-campus students can select any meal plan.
    • All Dining Dollars and Meal Plans expire at the end of the semester.
    • All meal plans, Guest/Meal Swipes, and Dining Dollars expire at the end of the semester.


Updated:  August 10, 2020


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