Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, 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.
$26,239
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,492
$30k - $48k
$11,686
$48k - $75k
$18,511
$75k - $110k
$23,960
$110k+
$35,937
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.
$54,618
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.
$54,618
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.
$16,020
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,370
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,517
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,022
Students receiving state aid
4%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,538
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,517
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$47,626
$30k - $48k
$49,432
$48k - $75k
$42,607
$75k - $110k
$37,158
$110k+
$25,181
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.
$49,103,117
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,946,937

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.
44%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,233
Students receiving federal loans
40%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,153
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,028
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.
$19,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$226

What Students Are Saying

4.40 Average Rating
Education is definitely what you make it, but the opportunity to study at 4 acclaimed neighboring colleges and university, as well other study programs in the New England area, makes this education worthy of its asking price.
Nia
Mount Holyoke definitely isn't as cheap as some schools but i believe every dollar invested here will be worth it. The opportunities it provides you with are endless.
Ashley from Kingston, MA
The tuition is really high. There's no doubt about that. But here's what you're getting out of it: a beautiful campus, close relationships to faculty and staff, small class sizes, great dorms, an amazing selection of food (including kosher/halal/vegetarian options), a Hogwarts-esque library, the 5 College Consortium, the occasional foam pit/rock climbing wall/concert, a wonderful gym, and an endless supply of hot showers. Did I mention the beautiful campus?
Siobhan from Tucson, AZ
With small class sizes and great professors (and great food) Mount Holyoke really is worth the money. If that's not enough though, Mount Holyoke is one member of a 5 college consortium. What this means for the students is that instead of just having one college, with all of it's resources and classes, they have 5. Students within the consortium can attend classes at any of the other 4 colleges at no extra cost!
Morgen from Edinboro, PA
MHC is very good about making sure that if you want to come here, you can. They give financial aid, scholarships, and plenty of work-study. And if all that doesn't cover the cost, they can help point you in the right direction to find other scholarships, or jobs.
There's no place like MoHome!
While the college is expensive, it is worth the money. A liberal arts education is a major investment but any student who graduates from Mount Holyoke College is making an investment in their future that will pay off. In addition, the college offers superb financial aid. However, take a close look before you go and talk to the financial department, because it's easy to get mired in debt at any college you go to.
Emma from Saint Michaels, AZ
first of all, amazing financial aid. mount holyoke is super committed to focusing on academics first, and is need-blind to domestic students. in focusing on academics first too, the education is top-notch. we were even ranked higher than harvard in academic rigor last year. the professors are super happy here and they love teaching! never be afraid to talk to them as they're also super kind and will always help a struggling student in addition to being really cool individuals. also, there are so many amenities available to you! we have a nutritionist and physical therapists (even for strained shoulders!) and if you get the pre-paid health plan (very very cheap) you don't have to pay another dollar out of pocket for anything in-clinic! we also have incredible state-of-the-art basically everything. gym, art museum, library, science labs, music building... and not to mention there is a writing center where you can get help with your essays before they're due, very easily accessible math and science tutoring, and did i mention that the library is open until 2 am every night except fridays and saturdays? oh, and the clubs are also extremely well funded. and then don't even get me started on how great your career outlook is once you graduate from here and things like that... mount holyoke is worth what you take advantage of. it offers so much to you, but of course you have to be the one to actively go for it!
Miriam from Hillsboro, OR

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