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College of the Holy Cross Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$63,165 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,295 tuition
$13,225 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$645 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$63,165 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$48,295 tuition
$13,225 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$645 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$32,561 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
69% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($6,643 avg)
10% get state aid ($2,158 avg)
53% get institn'l aid ($32,561 avg)
52% get loans ($6,407 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.40% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.40% 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 $34,876 54%
Federal Grant Aid $6,643 17%
Pell Grants $4,389 17%
Other Federal Grants $3,974 10%
Institution Grant Aid $32,561 53%
State Grant Aid $2,158 10%
Student Loans $6,407 52%
Federal Loans $6,407 52%
Other Loans - 0%

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 $1,509
Out of State $1,509


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Stephanie from Decatur, GA
  • Jan-11-2017 I am a current student here

    Holy Cross is definitely worth the money that one pays to attend the college. They are always finding ways to use our money to good use through the different events and opportunities that they have for students on campus.

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  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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