Cost of Attendance and Determining Need

A student's financial need is determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined from the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), from the cost of attendance, as determined by program of study, enrollment status and residency status (resident of Massachusetts, New England states, or out of state):

Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

The cost of attendance below is based on full-time (12 credits) enrollment status. The cost of attendance includes charges that are billed directly by BHCC (direct costs), such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect expenses that students may need to consider, such as books, supplies, transportation and various personal living expenses. If your enrollment status changes from the time of application, your student budget and financial aid award may be adjusted. 

Student should be aware that they can only receive financial aid (including loans) up to their Cost of Attendance. Loan requests that exceed the cost of attendance will be reduced.

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), each post secondary institution in the United States that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs and enrolls full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students are required to post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances.

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Cost of Attendance for the 2013 - 2014 Academic Year
Students In-State Dependent Students In-State Independent Students
Tuition $576 $576
Fees $2808 $2808
Books and Supplies $1800 $1800
Room and Board $4000 $6800
Travel $1000 $1000
Miscellaneous $1800 $1800
Total $11, 984 $14,784
     
Students Out-of-State Dependent Students Out-of-State Independent Students
Tuition $5520 $5520
Fees $2808 $2808
Books and Supplies $1800 $1800
Room and Board $4000 $6800
Travel $1000 $1000
Miscellaneous $1800 $1800
Total $16,928 $19,728

The above budgets are based on full-time status (12 credits per semester)