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Tuition & Expenses

Undergraduate Tuition & Expenses

Annual Direct Cost for 2014/2015
Tuition                $34,615 
Comprehensive Fee              $1,600
Room and Board*                                      $13,255 
Health Insurance**                $1,731
Total                $51,201

*Room rates vary depending on occupancy and assignment. For a full listing please see Room and Board Fees.

**The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that all students enrolling in at least three-quarters time (9 or more credits for undergraduates) be covered by health insurance. Students with comparable insurance in accordance with MA state law are eligible to waive the colleges insurance. To waive the insurance fee an online insurance waiver must be completed by the published deadline. For students beginning in the fall semester the waiver must be completed by September 9, 2014. For students beginning in the spring semester the waiver must be completed by February 3, 2015. Any student who has not completed the online waiver by the deadline or does not have comparable coverage is responsible for the fee.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Fall and Spring Courses*
Prior to end of first week Full refund
Prior to end of the second week   50% refund
Prior to end of the third week 25% refund
After the third week No refund


Withdrawal Refund Policy for Winter and Summer Courses*
Prior to end of first week Full refund     
Prior to end of the second week  50% refund
After the second week No refund


*The notice of withdrawal must be in writing; refunds will be granted according to the date of receipt of the notice by the divisional office, not by the date on the letter of withdrawal. Therefore, it is advisable to fax, e-mail or file withdrawals in person at the Registrar’s Office, and not rely upon mail service. Refunds for recipients of Title IV federal assistance, will receive refunds according to the Title IV policy published in the Merrimack College catalog. 

In addition to these expenses, families should plan on some indirect costs that students may incur that will not be seen on the students bill. Below are a few annual estimates:

Estimates of additional expenses
Books                                              $1,000
Transportation               $1,000
Personal Expenses $450


Financial aid to help meet these costs is available from federal, state and Merrimack sources.

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