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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 - 2018-2019


Tuition and Fees for the Academic Year 2018- 2019
Fees Fall '18 Spring '19 Total
Tuition 26,050 26,050 52,100
Room 3,975 3,975 7,950
Board 3,285 3,285 6,570
Health Service Fee 170 170 340
Activity Fee 330   330
(with Room and Board)
33,810 33,480 67,290
(without Room and Board)
26,550 26,220 52,770
Room Options Fall '18 Spring '19 Total
Standard Room 3,975 3,975 7,950
Standard Room w/Bath 4,400 4,400 8,800
Modified Suite 4,400 4,400 8,800
Full Suite 4,600 4,600 9,200
Single Room w/o Bath 4,600 4,600 9,200
Single Room w/ Bath 4,775 4,775 9,550
Apartment 4,975 4,975 9,950
Meal Plan Options Fall '17 Spring '19 Total
Resident Meal Plan 3,285 3,285 6,570
Apartment Meal Plan * 1,350 1,350 2,700



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


Other Fees Full Year First Semester Second Semester
Graduation Fee 150    
Health Insurance *    

* figure not yet available


  • 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
  • The Apartment Meal Plan will provide students with the following:
    • $1,350 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 $1,350 dining dollar plan.
    • Off campus students can select either meal plan.
    • All Dining Dollars and Meal Plans expire at the end of the semester.


Updated:  March 2, 2018


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