Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is NOT the amount you will be billed for by the college, but rather the estimated and reasonable cost of completing a full academic year at MassArt as a full-time student.

Your cost of attendance represents the maximum amount of financial aid you may receive for one academic year. Students and their families should only borrow what they need to supplement other finances that they may have.

When you receive your financial sssistance letter, your cost of attendance will be listed for you based on the following costs:

  • Tuition and fees payable to the institution
  • Art supplies and books
  • Room and board (or a living allowance for living off campus/at home)
  • Personal costs, transportation


Your estimated cost of attendance is determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance based on your residency status with the college as well as the information that you provide on your FAFSA about your living arrangements. If your living arrangements change, please notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance so they can update your cost of attendance.

2014-2015 Estimated Cost of Attendance
for an Undergraduate Student Living On Campus

Estimated cost of attendance
for students living
on-campus* 

Massachusetts Resident  

 New England Resident
(CT, ME, NH, RI, VT)

 Out of State Resident

Student charge for tuition and fees

 $11,000

 $19,900

 $29,700

Average cost of
room and board

 $13,000

 $13,000

 $13,000

Personal living allowance
(non-billed expense)

 $1,400

 $1,400

 $1,400

 Art supplies and books
(non-billed expense)

 $2,100

 $2,100

 $2,100

 TOTALS

 $27,500

 $36,400

 $46,200

*For students living off-campus, your cost of attendance will include tuition and fees, an estimate of $2,100 for art supplies and books, and a living allowance of $14,400.

*For students living at home/with relatives, your cost of attendance will include tuition and fees, an estimate of $2,100 for art supplies and books, and a living allowance of $5,400.

**Please note: the "average cost of room and board" is the median cost of living in a MassArt residence hall with a meal plan; the actual cost of room and board may vary by room assignment. For detailed information about housing, please visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life.


Other student expenses

These expenses may be added to a student’s cost of attendance upon request if applicable.