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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.

academic year 2020 - 2021

fees fall '20 spring '21 total
tuition 27,025 27,025 54,050
room 4,260 4,260 8,520
board 3,520 3,520 7,040
health service fee* 180 180 360
activity fee*   180 180
(with room and board)
34,985 35,165 70,150
(without room and board)
27,205 27,205 54,410
room options fall '20 spring '21 total
standard room 4,260 4,260 8,520
standard room w/bath 4,710 4,710 9,420
modified suite 4,710 4,710 9,420
full suite 4,930 4,930 9,860
single room w/o bath 4,930 4,930 9,860
single room w/ bath 5,120 5,120 10,240
apartment 5,330 5,330 10,660
meal plan options fall '20 spring '21 total
resident meal plan 3,520 3,520 7,040
apartment meal plan ** 1,450 1,450 2,900

* students with access to campus will pay this fee.
** available only to those housed in apartments or off-campus students.


other fees full year first semester second semester
graduation fee 150    
health insurance 2,488   1,453
  • 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
    • $425 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:
    • $1,450 dining dollars per semester to be used in all dining locations
    • available only to residents of figge hall, williams hall, or off-campus students who are part of the testing protocol for on campus access
  • restrictions on meal plans:
    • dining dollars can be used in crossroads, cool beans, lobby shop, kimball food court, cb2 and the d'agostino cafe.
    • they are also accepted at kimball main dining room
    • apartment residents may opt for the $1,450 apartment meal plan.
    • off-campus students can select any meal plan, if they are part of the testing protocol for on campus access
    • all dining dollars and meal plans expire at the end of the semester.
    • all meal plans and dining dollars expire at the end of the semester.


updated: dec. 4, 2020


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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contact financial aid
office of financial aid
hogan room 314
college of the holy cross
1 college street
financial aid
worcester, ma 01610
(508) 793-2265