Dec 04, 2023  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2009-10 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cost of Attendance

All MCC students, whether they attend days, evenings, weekends, or any combination, will be charged the same amount per credit, unless indicated otherwise for specific courses/programs. The cost of attendance is as follows:

Per course credits

Massachusetts Residents   $150 per credit*
Residents of CT, ME, NH, RI & VT  (through the New England Regional Student Program) (per credit) $162 per credit
Residents outside New England and International Students   $356 per credit
Other Charges    
Student Health Insurance   $823**
(The insurance coverage is a state requirement for all public college students who take nine or more credits. Applies to students who do not already have comparable coverage.)
MASSPIRG (May be waived) $9
Liability Insurance (Applies only to Health Programs) $15**
Liability Insurance EMT Program   $65**
Technology/Lab Charges for Specialized Courses (per course) $100

Late Payment Fee

 Balance less than $925
 Balance more than $925
Maximum Technology Fee (per semester) $300
Entering Student Placement Testing   $50
Student Services Charge (if enrolled for six or more credits) $25
In-Progress Course Fee (SPS only) $75
Graduation Fee (for all graduating students) $30
Transcript Fee (each) $2

Please Note:

  • A limited number of courses are not priced according to the standard charges.
  • There is a returned check fee of $20 per check. There is a minimum credit card charge of $10. Thank you for your cooperation.

* In order to qualify for in-state tuition, applicants must have proof of Massachusetts residency. Residency is defined as six continuous months of permanent primary domicile prior to the start of semester. A resident must intend to continue to live in Massachusetts indefinitely and be prepared to verify such residence. Individuals with nonimmigrant or nonpermanent residency visas will not qualify for Massachusetts residency status.

**Insurance costs are based upon current rates and are subject to change.


Refund Policy


When a student drops or withdraws from a course, processing, instructional and other costs must still be met by the college. Therefore, during Fall and Spring semesters* refunds for official withdrawals from credit courses are adjusted as follows:

Withdrawal up to the first week of classes:

  • Students who withdraw from all their courses will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.
  • Students who drop a course, but still are registered for one or more courses, will receive 100% refund of tuition and fees for course that was dropped.

Withdrawal during the second week of classes:

  • 70% refund of cost of attendance

    For example:
    3-credit course at $150 per credit equals $450; 70% refund = $315

    Technology/Lab Charge $100; 70% refund is = $70

Withdrawal during the 3rd and 4th week of classes:

  • 25% refund of cost of attendance.

    For example:
    3-credit course at $150 per credit equals $450; 25% refund = $112.50

    No refund on Student Services Charge and Technology/Lab Charges.

After 4th week of classes:


Please check current Semester Schedule for specific dates and further information.

* This refund policy is for courses offered over 15 weeks in the Fall and Spring semesters only. For the Summer semester refund policy, or for accelerated courses refund policies, please refer to the applicable Semester Schedule or our website at

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for a refund students MUST notify the Student Information Center in writing, in person or by calling 1-800-818-3434. Official Course Withdrawal forms are available at each campus Student Information Center. Lack of attendance, course abandonment, etc., does not constitute course withdrawal.


Payment/Student Accounts Office


All fee and tuition payments are made to the Student Accounts Office, the college business office. The Student Accounts Office also collects parking-fine payments and issues student refunds for dropped and canceled courses. In Bedford, the Student Accounts Office is located in the Enrollment Center (Building 9), Room 224; in Lowell it’s located in the City Building (third floor), Room 317. Hours for both offices are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For answers to questions about student payment plans, bills, student insurance, refund policies and tuition waivers, or for additional information, call the Student Accounts Office at 781-280-3645 (Bedford) or 978-656-3291 (Lowell).

Payment Options

  • MCC participates in all federal and state financial aid programs available to public post-secondary institutions. Grants, scholarships, loans, and the work-study program are the primary types of financial aid available to help students manage the expense of attending college. If your personal or family income is limited, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the same time you apply for admission. 
  • Middlesex Community College provides a payment plan that allows MCC students to divide their tuition and fees bill into monthly installments.
  • Payment may be made by cash, check, money order or credit card: Discover, MasterCard or Visa.
  • For more information regarding tuition and fees payments, or the MCC payment plan, contact the Student Accounts Office at the Bedford campus, Enrollment Center (781-280-3645), or Lowell campus, City Building, third floor (978-656-3291).