Sep 28, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Tuition and Fees



The Business Office

The Business Office is responsible for accounting, accounts payable, budgeting, and student accounts. The Business Office is located on the 8th floor of the Tower building. Regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact: 617 879 7900, bursar@massart.edu or fax 617 879 7895.

 

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate

 

The following is a breakdown of the student charge based on Regular Enrollment* and Residency Classification.

  Massachusetts
Resident
New England
Resident

(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Out of State
Resident
Tuition $1,030 $18,630 $26,630
Fees $13,170 $13,170 $13,170
Totals $14,200 $31,800 $39,800

*Regular Enrollment is defined as 7 or more credits. If you register for 6 or less credits, you will be billed the Less-Than Regular Charge, which is approximately 60% of the Regular Charge.

The cost of the BFA/MA and BFA/MAT Art Education Programs include the tuition and fees listed above, and one year of tuition and fees at the graduate level

Please be aware that certain types of financial aid are pro-rated for enrollment less than 12 credits. Always check with the Office of Student Financial Assistance if you intend to enroll for less than 12 credits.

The academic definition of “full-time enrollment” varies from the billing and financial aid policies as stated above. Full-time students take at least 12 credits per semester; part-time students take fewer than 12 credits per semester. Please see the information on Course Load/Credits in the Academic Policies section of the website for more information.


2021-2022 UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE

The cost of attendance is an estimation of the amount of money it could potentially cost you to go to MassArt for one academic year. It not only includes your tuition and fees, but also includes an estimate for living expenses, personal expenses, art supplies, and books.

If you apply for Financial Aid, your cost of attendance will be determined for you and may vary based on your residency status and your living arrangements (on-campus, off-campus, or living at home/with relatives). Your cost of attendance is the maximum amount of financial aid you may receive for one academic year.

Cost of attendance for students living
on-campus*
Massachusetts Resident New England Resident
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Out of State Resident
Tuition and fees $14,200 $31,800 $39,800
Average cost of room and board** $14,800 $14,800 $14,800
Personal living allowance
(non-billed expense)
$900 $900 $900
Art supplies and books
(non-billed expense)
$2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Estimated for Computer for Remote/Hybrid Learning
(non-billed expense)
$1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Totals $33,400 $51,000 $59,000

*For students living off campus, the average cost of room and board and personal living allowance is replaced with a living allowance of $15,700.

*For students living at home/with relatives, the average cost of room and board and personal living allowance is replaced with a living allowance of $4,200.

**Please note: the “average cost of room and board” is the median cost of living in a MassArt residence hall with a meal plan; the actual cost of room and board may vary by room assignment. For detailed information about housing, please visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life.


HEALTH INSURANCE

Every student enrolled in nine credits or more MUST either enroll in MassArt’s health insurance plan or submit an insurance waiver. Students are charged in the fall for the full academic year. The MassArt insurance cost for 2021-2022 is $3,306 (billed in the fall).

Graduate

 

Program

Per Credit Tuition and Fees 

(50% tuition / 50% fees)

Average Credits 1st Year Average Cost 1st Year* Total Credits Anticipated Total Program Tuition & Fees*
Fine Arts Programs

MFA: 2D/3D, Film/Video, Photography

$800 30 $24,000 60 $48,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (2-year)  $800 30 $24,000 60 $48,000
MFA: Design - Dynamic Media Institute (3-year)  $800 18 $14,400 60 $48,000
MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency in Boston $800 25 $20,000 60 $48,000
Postbaccalaureate Programs: Photography, Design - Dynamic Media Institute $800 24 $19,200 24 $19,200
           
Design Programs
Master of Architecture Track 1 $800 42 $33,600 102 $81,600
Master of Architecture Track 2 $800 45 $36,000 60 $48,000
Master of Design Innovation $800 31 $24,800 60 $48,000
           
Art Education Programs
BFA/MA $800 30 $24,000 30 $24,000
BFA/MAT $800 30 $24,000 30 $24,000
Master of Education $800 21 $16,800 30 $24,000
Master of Arts in Teaching/Art Education $800 18 $14,400 36 $28,800
Teacher Preparation Program $572 12 $6,864 24 $13,728

GRADUATION TUITION AND FEES FY 2021

Graduate course charges accrue on a per-credit basis. The tuition and fees per credit vary with program academic level with a difference between master’s degrees and the TPP Program, but do not vary based on the student’s residency status. The anticipated total program tuition and fees is an estimate based FY 2020 per-credit tuition and fees rates applied to total program credits. 

MassArt’s fiscal year runs from the start of the summer term through the end of the spring term.

*Additional fees charged for specific programs, courses and for late Thesis completion are not included in the listed per-credit fee and anticipated total program tuition and fees.

Tuition Waivers
Please note that Continuing Education, Certificate, and Graduate courses and programs are not state supported. If you believe you are eligible for a tuition waiver, please submit documentation of the applicable tuition waiver such as a completed and signed tuition waiver form to the PCE or Graduate Program office for review. 

PROGRAM CREDITS

  • MFA (fine arts majors): 30 credits per year
     
  • Graduate Postbaccalaureate Program Design, Photography: 24-29 credits in 1 year
     
  • MFA: Fine Arts Low-Residency: 25 credits year 1, 26 credits year 2, 9 credits year 3
     
  • M.Arch Track 1: 42 credits year 1, 45 credits year 2, 15 credits year 3
     
  • M.Arch Track 2: 45 credits year 1, 15 credits year 2
     
  • MDes: 30 credits per year
     
  • MFA: Design (Dynamic Media Institute): 2-year track, 30 credits per year; 3-year track, 18 credits per year, with an additional 6 elective credits over the course of the program
     
  • BFA/MA and BFA/MAT: 30 credits in 1 year
     
  • MAT: 18 credits per year
     
  • MEd: 21 credits year 1, 9 credits year 2
     
  • TPP: 12 credits per year

ADDITIONAL FEES

  • Photography Student Ink Fee - $600 charged in the fall and spring terms to students who are enrolled in the MFA Photography and Post-Baccalaureate Photography programs ($1200 in an academic year)
  • Art Education Student Teaching Supervision Fee - $750 charged to students each term they are enrolled in a Student Teaching Practicum course. This applies to the art education programs that require this course: BFA/MA, BFA/MAT, MAT, and TPP
  • M.Arch Thesis Continuation Fee - $500 charged to M.Arch students working to complete the Thesis in a term after enrollment in the final thesis course
Certificate

 

The cost of tuition for all certificate programs is $450 per credit in academic year 2021-2022. Fees are additional and range from $230 to $330 per class.

COST BY PROGRAM

FASHION DESIGN

Fashion Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Fashion Design Certificate consists of 10 courses, totaling 29 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2021 (starting Summer 2020) is $450 per credit
  • The fees per class vary between $220 and $330
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $16,000 as of Fall 2020*
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates. 

Average class cost (3 credits plus fee) $1,570
Fees (depends on class) $230 or $330
Total cost for program (not including materials) $16,000

FURNITURE DESIGN

Furniture Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Furniture Design Certificate consists of 10 courses, totaling 29 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2021 (Starting Summer 2020) is $450 per credit
  • The fees per class vary between $230 and $330
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $16,000 as of Fall 2021*
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates

Average class cost (3 credits plus fee) $1,570
Fees (depends on class) $230 or $330
Total cost for program (not including materials) $16,000

COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Communication Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Graphic Design Certificate consists of 13 courses, totaling 38 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2021 (Starting Summer 2020) is $450 per credit
  • The fees per class vary between $230 and $330
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $21,000 as of Fall 2021
  • Students typically take 6 credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates

Average class cost (3 credits plus fee) $1,570
Fees (depends on class) $230 or $330
Total cost for program (not including materials) $21,000

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Industrial Design Certificate tuition including course, credit and fees:

  • The Industrial Design Certificate consists of 17 courses, totaling 51 credits
  • The credit cost for fiscal year 2022 (Starting Summer 2021) is $450 per credit
  • The fees per class vary between $230 or $330
  • The total cost for the program including fees, but not including materials, is approximately $27,000 as of Fall 20201*
  • Students typically take 9 or more credits per semester

*Tuition cost is subject to increase based on yearly credit and fee rates

Average class cost (3 credits plus fee) $1,570
Fees (depends on class) $230 or $330
Total cost for program (not including materials) $27,000

 

Refund Policy

  • Student officially withdraws prior to the first day of the semester; 
    100% reduction of Student Charge (Tuition & Fee)
    Less a forfeiture of the student deposit
     
  • If a Student officially withdraws during the first two weeks of the semester;
    50% reduction of Student Charge (Tuition & Fee)
     
  • If a Student officially withdraws from the beginning of the third week on;
    0% reduction of Student Charge (Tuition & Fee)

Please Note: Failure to attend class does not constitute official withdrawal from the semester. The Student is required to submit the appropriate forms.

FINANCIAL AID WITHDRAWAL & REDUCTION POLICY

Massachusetts College of Art & Design adheres to the Federal policy whereby Student Financial Aid is earned during the semester by the Students’ attendance of academic classes.

Should a Student withdraw from the academic semester or cease attending classes, his or her Student Financial Aid is adjusted as follows:

Point of the Semester Percentage Earned Reduction of Financial Aid
10% point of the Semester 10% 90%
20% point of the Semester 20% 80%
30% point of the Semester 30% 70%
40% point of the Semester 40% 60%
50% point of the Semester 50% 50%
60% point of the Semester 100% 0%