College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$34,159
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,181
$30k - $48k
$13,642
$48k - $75k
$16,888
$75k - $110k
$27,422
$110k+
$47,380
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,770
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,770
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,520
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@holycross.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Aid Per Year
$36,963
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
15%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,698
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$34,536
Students receiving state aid
10%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,906
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,698
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$52,787
$30k - $48k
$50,326
$48k - $75k
$47,080
$75k - $110k
$36,546
$110k+
$16,588
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,410,580
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,369,464

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,338
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,338
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$298

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Its a lot, but will pay off in the long run.
A Current Junior
Holy Cross is expensive but I'm finding it to be a really great experience. I'm in my third year.
J from upstate NY
Holy Cross recently came in 2nd in the nation via a survey done by alumni on their college experiences. Holy Cross alum still love the school. The network is out of this world. The community at HC is so warm and welcoming, I haven't met a single person that wants to transfer yet.
Meghan
Needs Blind, and 100% need met, what more could you ask for? Holy Cross is also rated 8th on Kiplinger's Best Value Colleges. The alumni giving rate is astronomically high, showing that not only does the school have a large endowment, but that people you attended the university loved it, and are successful in life.
Kaylie from Ashburnham, MA
It is a little expensive, but for the level of education you will be receiving, I think it would definitely be worth it.
Monique from Essex, MA
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.
Student from MA
This is interesting because Holy Cross is just so expensive that it is just unbelievable. Other schools are less expensive and just as good with academic ranking. A College should not cost the amount Holy Cross costs. The 2009-2010 tuition was about $50,400 and now its about $55,200. However, the school does give families financial aid which is great. Holy Cross does try to help families that are in need. Newsweek magazine ranked Holy Cross 5th in Return on Investment among colleges and universities in America in 2011. So basically, you can end up getting a good job or going to a good graduate school, etc. after graduation or down the road.
Kody from Mount Arlington, NJ
An amazing liberal arts education that provides a rigorous academic program and supportive alumni that are always more than willing to help a fellow Holy Cross Crusader.
Hunter from Oro Valley, AZ
100% need met!! If you need it, you will most likely get it, and this is coming from someone that has had that blessing. Holy Cross tries to broaden the opportunities for families that need help. This help encourages people that it does not matter how bad or complicated your finanical status may be at home. Holy Cross will give you the chance.
K. Hazard from Leominster, MA

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