Tuition Information

Create Opportunity, Not Debt

Our students tell us that MCLA is the right choice because they receive a rare combination of quality academics and affordability.

Approximately 85% of our students receive some form of financial assistance, primarily a combination of grants, loans, and part-time employment. There are also a number of alternative loan and payment plans that let you take advantage of an incredible education - without incurring incredible debt.

Estimated Annual Costs

The following figures show the direct cost of attending MCLA, subject to change. Expenses for things such as orientation, books, personal items, and transportation costs are not included. To refine your estimated costs and see if you may be eligible for financial aid, utilize the Net Price Calculator.

Approximate Tuition & Fees

Massachusetts Residents $ 11,885
New York & New England $ 12,400
Out-of-State/International $ 20,830



All states $13,906


New York & New England Tuition Reduction Programs

* The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) provides an 85% tuition reduction for MCLA students from the following states, a savings of approximately $8,400 per year.

Connecticut New York
Maine Rhode Island
New Hampshire

The expenses above are used when awarding Financial Aid.


To be eligible for any of these programs, you must:

- Reside in the state
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a full-time student

Priority is given to students who reside on campus. First-year students are eligible for four years of full-time undergraduate enrollment. Transfer students are eligible for the additional semesters needed to complete one undergraduate degree at MCLA.

In addition to these reductions, you can also qualify for merit scholarships and receive need-based financial aid.

How to Apply for Aid

MCLA requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

- Complete the FAFSA beginning October 1
- Sign your FAFSA with a Federal Student Aid PIN. (Apply for FSAID)
- MCLA Title IV Code: 002187
- Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to avoid delays

Apply to MCLA, automatically apply for a scholarship

We offer a number of scholarships to qualified prospective students through the Office of Admission. When you apply for admission, you automatically apply for one of our scholarships - no hassle, no extra steps needed. Apply for admission today!