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College of the Holy Cross Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,932 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,660 tuition
$11,960 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
$612 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$56,932 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,660 tuition
$11,960 on campus room & board
$700 books and supplies
$612 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$29,707 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
72% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($6,043 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,765 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($29,707 avg)
57% get loans ($7,522 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.54% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.54% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $31,317 55%
Federal Grant Aid $6,043 15%
Pell Grants $4,200 15%
Other Federal Grants $3,920 7%
Institution Grant Aid $29,707 54%
State Grant Aid $1,765 8%
Student Loans $7,522 57%
Federal Loans $6,497 57%
Other Loans $17,589 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 - $30,000
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does College of the Holy Cross offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
(508) 793-2011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $43,660
Out of State $43,660


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Tina from Worcester, MA
  • Oct-11-2016 I am a current student here

    The school is not cheap but you get a lot from the school in the end so I would highly recommend and Holy cross education.

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  • emily from boston, ma
  • Jun-27-2016 I am a current student here

    I believe going to Holy Cross is worth every penny. There are so many resources here that can help you out as a first year student.

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  • 3
  • Alum2012
  • Apr-28-2014 I am a past student here

    One thing that I took advantage of what taking out vouchers for books. I wasn't as well off financially as most students at HC, so I had to become innovative when it came to paying for books every semester. I found that buying used books online wasn't always worth it because the shipping costs would just make the cost of the book the same as the book store. So what I did was pay for the books I could afford and for the rest I requested a book voucher. A book voucher is kind of like a small interest free loan you take out pay for your books. You can choose to pay for your book voucher throughout the course of the semester if you have a job on campus. I had $10 or $20 dollars deducted from my pay check each week in order to pay back the book loan. I'd usually be done paying for everything after 2 months or so. It worked for me because I felt good knowing that I had everything I needed at the start of the semester and could pay for it without stressing out or scrambling for money. (***disclaimer: not sure if everyone qualifies for this, so you'd have to check with financial aid and payroll)

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  • 4
  • Student from MA
  • Sep-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Holy Cross is expensive, there's no doubt about it, but their financial aid is wonderful. I wouldn't have been able to attend without their generous scholarship and I certainly would never dream of going to school anywhere else. The professors, the classes, the activities, the lifestyle, 'Sader Nation is THE place to be. You will have a bad case of Purple Pride before you know it and you won't regret spending a single cent.

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