Mar 04, 2024  
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

This document contains information about the following topics:

Undergraduate Student Expenses

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The cost of attendance at Springfield College varies with the individual’s program and personal expenditures (e.g., entertainment, travel, and personal goods). However, each student can compute basic costs from the information supplied within this section. The schedule of fees and charges described herein is neither intended to indicate that charges have been finally determined for the current academic year nor that charges and fees will not increase during the student’s years at Springfield College. The following tables give the probable cost to a student who lives in the College residence hall and eats meals in the College dining facility for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Undergraduate Student Fees
Residence hall double occupancy
Board (224 Block Plan*)
Estimated annual cost


$ 36,020
$      515
$   6,660
$   5,580
$ 48,775

Undergraduate student fees include class dues, recreation and student government fees.

* This figure is the minimum for resident students. See further details below under “Board.”

Additionally, first-year and transfer students are billed for the following applicable nonrecurring items:


New Student Orientation
Outdoor pursuits
Athletic Clothing Fee


$ 125
$ 365
$ 110

Basic Charges

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Tuition and Fees - The flat rate tuition charge for full-time, undergraduate students covers twelve to eighteen credits per semester and undergraduate student fees. The 2017-2018 flat tuition charge is $36,020.

Part-time, undergraduate students (those taking fewer than twelve credits per semester) and full-time, undergraduate students taking more than eighteen credits per semester are charged $1,082 per credit plus undergraduate student fees. Graduate students (both full- and part-time) are charged $1,017 per credit plus graduate student fees.

Application Fee - A non-refundable fee of $50 must accompany each application for admission to the College.

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.

Course Fee Schedule

View the latest course fee schedule for a specific list of individual fees.

Housing Fee Schedule

View the latest housing fee schedule.

Meal Plans


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Block Plans

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The Block Plans option will provide students the opportunity to enjoy “all you care to eat” meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Fresh Food Company in Cheney Hall. Block Plans gives you a certain number of meals to use throughout the semester. Meals do not expire on a weekly basis, but they do expire at the end of the semester.  

Dining Dollars

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Dining Dollars are the set amount that comes with the College’s established meal plans and can only be used in designated dining facilities. Dining Dollars remaining at the end of the fall semester will roll over to the spring semester, provided the student remains on a meal plan; however, any remaining balance at the end of the spring semester, or upon departure from the College, will expire.

You will be informed via email when your dining dollars balance drops below $25.00. You may then add Pride Dollars to your account at any time.  Pride Dollars can be used at any location that accepts the Pride Card, including all on-campus dining locations.  For additional information, visit the Pride Card website in PrideNET. and you can add additional Dining Dollars to your card at any time.

The minimum meal plan required for resident students is the 224 Block Plan.

Note: The minimum meal plan requirement is not applicable to the students residing in the Townhouses, the Living Center, Senior Suites or off-campus housing.

Pride Card

The Pride Card allows students and employees to use their Springfield College ID to make purchases across campus. Utilizing a debit-like account setup and Pride Dollars, cardholders will enjoy the convenience of being able to make purchases on campus, including purchasing books for the semester, grabbing a bite to eat, or buying a Springfield College sweatshirt. For more information, go to PrideNET and then click on “Pride Card” tab. 

Meal Plan Fee Schedule

View the latest meal plan fee schedule.

Tuition, Housing and Meal Plan Refund Policy

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The Business Office, or a designated representative, shall be responsible for refund calculations for tuition, room, and board charges for all students withdrawing from Springfield College. No refunds will be processed until all necessary withdrawal information has been completed and submitted for processing to the Academic Advising Office. Please refer to the “Withdrawal Policy” section of this catalog for additional information.

NOTE: The first day of classes referred to is defined as the date on which classes officially begin for the course period, which is not necessarily the student’s first class day.

View the Tuition, Housing and Meal Plan Refund Policy

Residence Life

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The mission of the Office of Residence Life is to create a living environment that promotes academic achievement and personal growth. Because of the belief in the value gained from the residential experience, all students are required to live on campus through their junior year and many choose to live on campus through their senior year. Students whose families reside locally, who are married, or who are of non-traditional age are exceptions to this rule.

Room Rental

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Residence life is considered an integral portion of the student’s educational experience at Springfield College. Residence in the College facilities is required of all students in the first-year, sophomore, and junior classes, except those students enrolled as commuters. Students desiring to live at home with their families and commute to the College should request a housing waiver form when applying for admission. Seniors, commuters, and married students may take the option of living in College facilities or in off-campus housing. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the cost of living accommodations ranges from $6,660 for most rooms to $12,300 for some accommodations in the Living Center and $18,140 for accommodations in off-campus housing for married students for the entire year. Depending on a student’s individual choice for room furnishings, a fee may be required.

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 insurance charge to be credited.

Payment Plan Options

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The College offers several payment plan options. One option is to pay the balance, net of estimated financial aid, at the beginning of each semester


Credit Balance Refund Policy

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Students are encouraged 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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eBlls 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.

For additional information, you may also click here to go to the Business Office home page.