Tuition and Costs

Discover an excellent private college education at a tuition within your family's reach.

Responsible financial management at Western New England University allows us to offer an outstanding private education at a moderate cost. We realize these are difficult economic times, which make an investment in education more important than ever.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Student Administrative Services at 1-800-325-1122, ext. 2080 or 413-796-2080 to discuss options available to assist you.

Full-time, Undergraduate Charges for 2016-17

(12 hours or more per semester)

Basic Annual Fees Arts & Sciences
and Business
 (12-17 credit hours per term)
*$32,524 *$33,990
Student Activities Fee:    300    300
Comprehensive Services Fee:    2,050    2,050
    Total:    34,874   36,340
Residence Fee
Room & Board  **13,214  **13,214
Total $48,088 $49,554
Health Insurance Fee  (15-16 rate) $2,515 $2,515

*Students who select programs of more than 17 credit hours are charged at a rate of $1,084 per credit hour for each credit hour over 17.

** Freshmen and sophomores normally reside in a residence hall composed of traditional rooms or suites, and they are required to participate in the board (meal) plan. The room and board rates are as follows (all double occupancy rooms) for the academic year:

Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Windham halls - $13,214
Commonwealth Hall - $13,922
LaRiviere Center - $14,386

Juniors and seniors normally reside in the Gateway Apartment complex, Evergreen Village townhouses, or Southwood apartments, all of which have kitchens. Various board options are available, and the room rates (for the academic year) are as follows: 

Gateway Village - $7,398
Evergreen Village - $10,340
Southwood Hall - $10,580 or $11,580 for single occupancy bedroom

Detailed information on rates for housing and meal plans.

Consult the current University catalogue on the Student Resources page for additional information regarding Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid.

Payment Deadlines

For newly accepted students, a nonrefundable tuition deposit of $100 is required by May 1.  New students who plan to live on campus must submit an additional $300 nonrefundable housing deposit at the same time.  These payments are credited to the first semester bill.

Tuition, fees, room and board charges for the first semester are due and payable by August 1. 

Calculating the Amount to Pay or Finance

To calculate the amount a family needs to finance, start with the charges above, subtracting deposits paid and the award amounts listed on the Financial Aid Award Letter, if the award has been made.  Do NOT subtract Federal Work-Study funds, as they are not applied to the student account.  Financing can be any combination of single payments, payments through a payment plan, or additional parent or student loans, above and beyond the Award Letter.  Click here for further loan information.  Many families budget to use a payment plan for some or all of the required amount in order to minimize the amount of borrowing. 

Payment Plans  Click on the link for a discussion of available payment plans to use as part of your financing plan. 

Withdrawals and Refunds

Withdrawing from the University once classes have commenced incurs a financial penalty.  Please review the University's refund schedule that applies to your courses.  Full-time, undergraduate students are normally enrolled in 15 week courses.

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