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2005-2006 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Costs and Expenses

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Costs and Expenses



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 2005-2006 cost per credit hour is $646. The following table gives the estimated cost for a student who takes 24 semester hours during the 2005-2006 academic year:

Tuition (twenty-four semester hours per year)
Food and Housing
Total estimated expenses:


*See Fiscal Facts for more details.

Application fee


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

Acceptance Fee


A payment fee of $200 is required at the time of acceptance for graduate study at the College. This payment will be applied to the students tuition for the first semester and is nonrefundable.



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 $200 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 www.springfieldcollege.edu/reslife or call Springfield College, Office of Residence Life, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797, (413) 748-3102, E-mail: reslife@spfldcol.edu.

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 Graduate Studies.