Jun 12, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 [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   $252 per credit*
Residents of CT, ME, NH, RI & VT  (through the New England Regional Student Program)  $279 per credit
Residents outside New England and International Students   $505 per credit
Mass High School/Home School Dual Enrollment   $92   per credit
Other Charges    
Student Health Insurance (waivable) $3,599

The insurance coverage is a state requirement for all public college students who take nine or more credits. For insurance purposes, courses comprising the 9 credits must be taken concurrently. Applies to students who do not already have comparable coverage. Insurance coverage will not be offered to students enrolled in less than 9 credits. The Health Insurance Fee can be waived at https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts/insurance.aspx.


Health Program Course Fees:     



AHP Nursing Assistant, AHP Phlebotomy & AHP Medical Coding and Billing Programs

  • AHP 107, AHP 109, AHP 114 & AHP 116 Courses ONLY:



$50 per credit

Dental Assisting, Dental Lab Technology & Medical Assisting Program Courses:




$50 per credit

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Lab Technician & Radiologic Technology Program Courses:    $100 per credit
Dental Hygiene & Nursing Program Courses:   $150 per credit
Dental Assisting Program Instruments Fee:   $300
Dental Hygiene Program Instruments Fee (First Year):    $1000 
Liability Insurance Fee(Student in All Health Programs):   $15

Specialized Course Charges:

Digital Material Fee: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts/digitalfa21.aspx   $52-$200
iPad Charge for Specialized English Courses(Waiveable):   $600
Liability Insurance Fee for EMT 100 Courses   $65
Ramp up Course Materials Fee (MAT 001 only):    $125

Specialized Course Fees: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts/specialfa21.aspx

  • 3 Credit Courses
  • 4 Credit Courses



Other Semester Charges:

Administrative fee for complete drop of all courses during the 100% refund period:   $25
In Progress Course Fee (Flexible Studies Courses only):    $75



Transcript Fee:

Diploma Replacement:




Student Placement Testing Fee:   $50

Late Payment Fee:


• Balance less than $1200
• Balance equal or more than $1200

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. 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:

  • 50% refund of cost of attendance

    For example:
    3-credit course at $252 per credit equals $756; 50% refund = $378.00

After 2nd week of classes:


Please check current Fall 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 https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts/refund.aspx.

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 Cowen Center (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: American Express, 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, Cowan Center, third floor (978-656-3291).