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2013-2014 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 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 individuals graduate program and personal expenditures such as entertainment, travel, and personal goods. The 2013-2014 cost per credit hour is $908. The following table gives the estimated cost for a student who takes 30 semester hours during the 2013-2014 academic year:


Tuition (thirty 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 Deposit


An acceptance deposit of $200 is required at the time of acceptance for graduate study at the College. This deposit 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.

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 nine or more semester hours. If a student is registered for nine or more semester hours, he/she will be automatically enrolled in the Springfield College Health Insurance Plan for $2,052 per year (premium is estimated; final amount to be determined).  If the student already has health insurance coverage with limits at least equal to coverage mandated by the Commonwealth, he/she will be required to complete a Springfield College Health Insurance waiver form. Go to www.spfldcol.edu, select College Resources, Business Office, Health Insurance card, and Click here. The waiver form must be completed by September 15th for traditional students for the $2.052 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 Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. 

Credit Balance Refund Policy

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If a student has a credit balance on their account, a refund check will be issued within fourteen days, unless the student authorizes the College in writing to hold the credit balance for a future semester. On the Friday following the date the refund check is generated, the refund check will be available for pick up at the Business Office cashier window. If the refund check is not picked up by 2:00 p.m., it will be mailed to the billing address on the student account. The refund check will be made payable to the student, unless the student requests in writing that the refund check be made payable to another party. Plus and MEFA Loan refunds will be made payable to the parent borrower.

Nonpayment Policy

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For currently enrolled students, non-enrolled students, students who have been separated, dismissed, suspended, expelled, disciplined, withdrawn, and/or are on a leave of absence, the College will withhold all official transcripts, access to registration for courses, selection of a residence hall room, and the mailing of diplomas or certificates to any student whose account is not paid in full when due. A late charge of $75 will be assessed for each month that a payment is past due. The student, and/or party who is responsible for the payment of the student account, shall be jointly liable to the College for all costs of collection and reasonable attorneys fees incurred. The student is required to make full payment of all accounts prior to the deadline for Commencement (date established by the Registrar). Non-enrolled students with a balance on their account will be placed in collections.

Once a student registers for classes, they are responsible for the tuition incurred. Not attending classes does not constitute withdrawing or dropping a class. Any changes to a students course schedule requires the approval of an academic advisor and an official registration action.


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