Tuition & Financial Aid

As a small, private college, we understand how important affordability is to you and your family. Our dedication to return on investment and the economic mobility of our students has been recognized time and time again, which is why we take pride in our competitive pricing and financial aid packages.

Tuition & Fees – Academic Year 2023 – 2024

DescriptionYear Total
Undergraduate Day Tuition1$38,825
Comprehensive Fee$1,500
Health Services Fee$150
Standard Room/Meal2$14,950

Affordable Private Tuition

College is a huge investment in your future, and choosing the right school to help you balance your out-of-pocket expenses, debt, and the return on investment you get after graduation can be difficult. One advantage of a private, nonprofit institute like ours is a commitment to value baked into the business model. We have to keep the cost competitive, and we have to give you more of what you need, like personal attention, global opportunities, and an exceptional education.

We offer a variety of scholarships, grants, and awards for full-time students who demonstrate need and/or have strong academic performance.

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Personalized Financial Aid

We know how intimate and confusing Financial Aid can be, which is why we’re committed to one-on-one conversations, matching your family up with one of our dedicated Student Financial Services specialists. After you’ve completed your FAFSA (or before if you’ve got questions about how to do that) you can reach out anytime for a consultation where we’ll discuss exactly what your award is, what the bill will look like, and whether there might be additional opportunities you could take advantage of to help defray the cost of your education.

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¹ The cost of textbooks is not included in tuition charges. Textbooks are purchased separately from the Nichols College Bookstore. Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from Student Financial Services. Contact to learn more about our book voucher program.

² Residency changes during the term:

  • Resident to Commuter: If you move off campus during the term, your room and meal is pro-rated according to the Withdrawal Policy. There is a very limited time frame to receive a pro-rate of charges.
  • Commuter to Resident: Becoming a resident student mid-term is subject to room availability. Please contact the Residence Life Department to discuss your options at

All Resident students are required to have a meal plan. A Commuter Meal Plan is also available. Contact for more information.