Dec 01, 2022  
2017-2018 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees


The cost of attendance at Springfield College during two semesters varies with the individual’s graduate program and personal expenditures such as entertainment, travel, and personal goods. The 2017-2018 cost per credit hour is $1,017. The following table gives the estimated cost for a student who takes 30 semester hours during the 2017-2018 academic year:


Tuition (thirty semester hours per year)
Board (224 Block Plan)
Total estimated expenses:




Application fee


A fee of $50 must accompany each application for admission to the College. The application fee is nonrefundable.

Enrollment Deposit


A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required upon acceptance for admission.  This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges for the first semester.



The College encourages graduate students to live in College-owned housing in an effort to create a strong, vibrant campus community.

There are housing opportunities for graduate students both on campus and in College-owned apartments off campus. On campus apartments for graduate students can be found at the Grad Annex and the Living Center. The campus apartments are air-conditioned and the bedrooms feature a computer network connection, cable television hookup and local phone service with voice mail.

College-owned apartments are located within easy walking distance of the campus. Each offers two to four private bedrooms; a living room; kitchen; and bathroom. The apartments are furnished with beds, desks, dressers, chairs, sofas, and appliances. Residents are expected to provide other furnishings. Laundry facilities are also available nearby. The rent for the academic year includes heat and utilities. Students wishing to rent these units are required to sign a nine-month or twelve-month lease and to pay a non-refundable $600 room deposit. Applications for graduate housing are processed through the Office of Residence Life and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please write or check our web site at or call Springfield College, Office of Residence Life, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797, (413) 748-3102, E-mail:

Health Insurance


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that health insurance coverage be provided to all students attending Massachusetts colleges and universities who are registered for 75% of full-time curriculum. If a student is registered for 75% of full-time curriculum, they will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the Springfield College Health Insurance Plan for the 2017-2018 academic year. The rates for the 2017-2018 academic year will be $2,555 for undergraduate students and $2,995 for graduate students. 

If a student already has health insurance coverage, issued by a US-based insurance carrier that meets coverage limits mandated by the Commonwealth, they will be required to complete a Springfield College Health Insurance waiver form online by going to to enroll or waive coverage. The online waiver must be completed and received by September 15th for the $2,995 insurance charge to be credited.

Research Expense


Graduate students must pay the cost of preparing their research reports, including such expenses as thesis paper, typing the final report, and other special expenses that might be involved in some programs of research. Students may apply for prior authorization of expenses to be incurred during the conduct of research as well as for reimbursement of fundable expenses (e.g., mailing costs) via the Graduate Student Research Fund. Application deadlines are April 1 and December 1. Application forms are available in the Office of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Credit Balance Refund Policy

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Students are urged to sign up for electronic refunds (eRefunds) to have their money automatically deposited into their bank account.  To enroll, students can log into their PrideNet account, click the ‘My Profile’ tab, click ‘eBill / Payment Plan’ then view semester eBill. At the bottom of the ebill, click the “Make a Payment with CASHNet” button, and follow the steps. This is the most secure and quickest method for receiving a refund.

Students not enrolled in direct deposit will be issued a check within 14 days, unless the student authorizes the College in writing to hold the credit balance for future semester. Click here for the Credit Balance Form (PDF). Refund checks will be made payable to the student, unless the student requests in writing that the refund check be made payable to another party. Plus loan refunds will be made payable to the parent borrower.


 Tuition Payment Policy

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eBills for tuition, housing, and fees will be generated on July 15 for the fall term, December 15 for the spring and intersession and April 15 for the summer term.  Payments not received by the due date for the perspective term will be subject to a late fee of $75 for each month a balance is past due.

Term Due Dates:

  • Fall Term                 August 1
  • Intersession Term     January 1
  • Spring Term             January 1
  • Summer Term          May 1

Registered students are considered enrolled at the College unless they complete a withdrawal request form at the registrar’s office. Not attending classes does not constitute withdrawing or dropping a class. Students will be held responsible for all charges on their account. Please refer to the college’s withdrawal refund policy at

Past-due Account Policy

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Students whose accounts are not paid in full by the tuition due date are not able to participate in residence hall room selection, receive transcripts, or a diploma and are not permitted to register for a new semester until the balance is paid in full. Payments not received by the due date will be subject to a late fee of $75 for each month a balance is past due.

Accounts with a past due balance of 30 days or more may be placed in collections. If an account is referred to an outside collection agency, the student is responsible for all collection costs, including agency fees, attorney fees and court costs, in addition to the amounts owed to the college.  Additional action, including credit bureau reporting and a requirement of upfront payment for any future registration may also apply.

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