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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 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

Updated: March 2, 2021

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 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.

Contact Financial Aid

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