Tuition, room and board, fees, and other expenses
To help plan for a Northeastern education, families should be aware tuition is charged when a student is taking classes/earning academic credit. No tuition is charged while a student is on co-op (although the student will pay room and board if he or she stays University housing while on co-op). Grants and loans from federal and state sources are distributed evenly throughout each academic year. Northeastern grants and scholarships are distributed in terms when tuition is charged.
The total costs for students living in our residence halls and enrolled in the fifteen-meal plan are as follows for the 2013-14 academic year:^
|Room and board†||$13,610|
|Mandatory student fees‡
|Total annual cost
In addition to these expenses, families should plan on the normal costs that students incur for transportation, books, and personal expenses. These costs can vary widely, depending upon factors such as lifestyle and distance from home. In addition, Massachusetts state law requires that every student in a Massachusetts institution of higher learning participate in a Student Health Program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Northeastern offers a comprehensive student health insurance plan which meets the qualifications outlined by the State of Massachusetts. Students with a comparable domestic insurance plan are given the opportunity to waive NUSHP the term if they meet the qualifications.
Northeastern University’s flexible, student-centered approach enables students to participate in up to three six-month co-op assignments. Typically, annual costs for full-time freshmen are based on two semesters in classes and summer on vacation. Since tuition is only charged when a student is taking classes and/or earning academic credit, annual costs for students in their second year and beyond vary based on the student’s academic program and the number of coop assignments he or she chooses to participate in. The number of semesters a transfer student spends in school depends on the curriculum of the student’s college.
* Tuition is charged on a flat per-term basis which includes the cost of each student's normal academic curriculum requirements for that term. See www.northeastern.edu/financialaid for more information.
† Room rates vary depending on occupancy and assignment.
Board charge is based upon the 15 meal-per-week plan.
‡ Fees include the student center fee, student activity fee, recreation fee, residence hall activity fee, and new student fee.
^ Costs reflected are for the academic year listed. Costs for the upcoming year are set by the Board of Trustees each spring.