Create Opportunity, Not Debt
Our students tell us that MCLA is the right choice because they receive a rare combination of quality academics and affordability.
Approximately 85% of our students receive some form of financial assistance, primarily a combination of grants, loans, and part-time employment. There are also a number of alternative loan and payment plans that let you take advantage of an incredible education - without incurring incredible debt.
Estimated Annual Costs
The following figures show the direct cost of attending MCLA, subject to change. Expenses for things such as orientation, books, personal items, and transportation costs are not included. To refine your estimated costs and see if you may be eligible for financial aid, utilize the Net Price Calculator.
Approximate Tuition & Fees
|Massachusetts Residents||$ 10,075|
|New York & NEBHE*||$ 10,589|
Room & Board
New York State Reduction Program
New York State provides an 85% tuition reduction for NY students, a savings of approximately $8,400 per year, for all majors. See eligibility information below.
Other State Tuition Reduction Programs
The New England Board of Higher Education* (NEBHE) provides an 85% tuition reduction for MCLA students, a savings of approximately $8,400 per year, from the following states who major in the programs listed below:
|ME, RI||English/Communications (media) majors|
|RI||Athletic Training majors|
|CT, NH, RI, VT ||Arts Management majors|
|Southern VT||all majors, based on “proximity rule”|
or distance from MCLA
The expenses above are used when awarding Financial Aid.
To be eligible for any of these programs, you must:- Reside in the state
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a full-time student
Priority is given to students who reside on campus. First-year students are eligible for fours years of full-time undergraduate enrollment. Transfer students are eligible for the additional semesters needed to complete one undergraduate degree at MCLA.
In addition to these reductions, you can also qualify for merit scholarships and receive need-based
How to Apply for Aid
MCLA requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)- Complete the FAFSA beginning October 1
- Sign your FAFSA with a Federal Student Aid PIN. ( Apply for PIN)
- MCLA Title IV Code: 002187
- Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to avoid delays
Apply to MCLA, automatically apply for a scholarship
We offer a number of scholarships to qualified prospective students through the Office of Admission. When you apply for admission, you automatically apply for one of our scholarships - no hassle, no extra steps needed. Apply for admission today!