May 14, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Expenses


 

2021-2022 Academic Year Fees

The estimated annual cost of attendance at Holyoke Community College is $10,023 for a full-time Massachusetts resident carry­ing 12 semester hours per term. Included in this estimate are tuition, health insurance, fees, books, and supplies. Transportation and personal expenses, such as meals in the college’s cafeteria, will vary for each student. In addition, students intending to enroll in specialized areas of study such as music, hospitality management, and health or child-related studies will incur additional expenses for applied music lessons, uniforms, special supplies, and health/physical examinations.

Tuition ($288 per semester - 12 credits) $576
Student Service Fee ($145 per semester) $290
Health Insurance (Annual) $3,045
Educational Services Fee ($2,256 per semester) $4,512
Books and Supplies (Annual) $1,600
ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST $10,023


Tuition, Fees and Charges*

 

 

Application Fee (non-refundable)  
  Massachusetts Resident No Charge
  Out-of-state Resident No Charge
  International $100
Advance Payment/Non-refundable Deposit (per semester)  
  Massachusetts Residents and Out-of-state Residents No Deposit
  International Students No Deposit
Tuition (per semester, 12 credits)  
  Massachusetts Resident $288
  Massachusetts Resident/per credit $24
  Out-of-state Residents and International Students/per semester $2,760
  Out-of-state Residents and International Students/per credit $230
Health Insurance (per year) $3,045
Educational service fee ($2,256 per semester) $188 per credit
Distance learning fee (fully online courses only) $20 per credit
CEM Fee (Course, Equipment & Materials)–Designated courses only $50 per course, if applicable; $100 max per semester
Music Fee  
  for 50-minute private lessons $665
  for ½-hour private lessons $385
Late Payment Fee $20
Student I.D. Card Replacement Fee $7
Bus Pass Replacement Fee $7
NSF Check Fee $20
Late Registration Fee No Charge

*All tuition, fees, and expenses are subject to state and legislative action; that and other circumstances may require adjustments in the tuition and fees stated in this catalog. Registering students should be aware that the fiscal challenges facing the college for the 2021-2022 year may require increases to the amounts listed. The college reserves the right to make such adjustments in these charges as may from time to time be required by the Board of Higher Education or the Board of Trustees. Students acknowledge this reservation by submitting applications for admission or by registering for classes.
 


Tuition Payments

Payments may be made by check or money order (payable to Holyoke Community College), or may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or, Discover online, or in person at the college’s Student Account Services Office. Please forward all payments to:

Holyoke Community College
ATTN: Student Account Services, Frost 201
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA 01040-1099

 

Online payments by personal check or credit card can be made by logging onto HCC’s Online Services at www.hcc.edu.

Tuition and Fee* Refunds

(visit www.hcc.edu/tuition-and-aid/billing-and-refund for refund schedule)

A Course Withdrawal, College Withdrawal, or Add/Drop form must be completed to receive any refund. Refunds are based on the date the form is received, regardless of registration date or attendance.

Full-term and Accelerated Courses:

  1. Prior to and including the first week of classes: 100% of tuition/ESF/fees
  2. During the second week of classes: 50% of tuition/ESF only
  3. After the second week of classes: No refund (outstanding balance due in full)

ESF = Educational Service Fees

The following fees are not refundable after the first week of classes, as published in the academic calendar:

  • Student Services Fee, Transportation Fee, and CEM Fee.
  • The HCC Monthly Payment Plan enrollment fee is non-refundable in conjunction with withdrawal from the college at any time, including prior to the start of the semester.

*Collection costs: Past due accounts referred to collection agencies will be charged legal fees, plus collection company fees and other costs. Collection costs can be as high as 40% of the past due balance. In addition to a col­lection agency, unpaid accounts will be referred to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for tax intercept.

Tuition Exemptions

Senior Waiver

Persons 60 years old or older may attend Holyoke Community College on a space-available basis for $50 per semester (credit classes only). Non-credit classes are charged at the catalog rate.  See “Senior Waiver” under Special Programs and Services for more details.

National Guard

Massachusetts residents who are members in good standing of the National Guard are eligible for a tuition and fee waiver for credit-bearing classes.  Stuents are responsible to pay for all additonal course fees (i.e. music lessons, nursing fees, etc.).  Contact the Veterans Certifying Official (DON 105) at 413.552.2189 or at veterans@hcc.edu.  Visit www.hcc.edu/student-services/veterans-services for more information.

Veterans

Eligible veterans, reservists, disabled veterans, and dependents of veterans may quality for an educational benefit from the Veterans Administration.  Certain eligible veterans residing in Massachusetts are also entitled to a tuition waiver for credit classes.  Students with tuition waivers are responsible for all fees other than tuition.  Contact the Veterans Certifying Official (DON 105) at 413.552.2189 or at veterans@hcc.edu.  Visit www.hcc.edu/student-services/veterans-services for more information.

Other Categorical and Non-Categorical Tuition Waivers

All Native American, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and State Tuition Remission waivers must be received by the Student Account Services Office, (Frost 201), before the first day of the semester.