Tuition Costs

AIC was founded on the principles of providing access to higher education and removing barriers. We continue those traditions today—99% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Below you’ll find our tuition and other costs for undergraduate and graduate students before aid. We want to make this journey achievable for you.

The “Real” Cost to Attend AIC

On average, undergraduate students only pay $23,000 after scholarships, grants, and other aid—and many students pay even less based on scholarship eligibility, grants, and expected family contribution (EFC). Here are some examples of what you might pay based on your unique situation:

Example #1: Springfield commuter and Presidential Scholarship recipient with EFC of 0

Tuition and Fees $42,970
Presidential Scholarship $27,000
Pell Grant $7,395
Mass Grant $3,000
Student Loans* $5,500*
Total Out-of-Pocket Cost $75


Example #2: Residential student and Dean Scholarship recipient with EFC of $15,000

Tuition, Fees, and Housing/Dining $59,230
Dean Scholarship $23,000
Grants and Scholarships $12,000
Student Loans* $5,500*
Total Out-of-Pocket Cost $18,730


*Student loans must be repaid. Processing fees may apply.

 

Net Price Calculators

View AIC’s tuition costs for undergraduate programs, and estimate payments with our net price calculator. You can even factor in anticipated grants, scholarships, and financial aid packages.

AIC Net Price Calculator

 

All Estimated Costs

2023-2024 Costs

Summer 2023/ Fall 2023 / Spring 2024 Academic Year

Rates are effective for terms starting on or after 5/1/2023

Undergraduate Costs

Costs Estimates

The costs shown below are estimates based upon full-time enrollment (12-18 credits) and standard room/meal options. Fees associated with specific programs, courses, or that can be waived are not included in the estimates. Yearly costs assume enrollment in the fall and spring terms only. Additional costs will be incurred for enrollment in other terms.

 

Full-Time Undergraduate Resident*

Description Fall Term Spring Term Yearly
Tuition $20,985 $20,985 $41,970
Comprehensive Fee $500 $500 $1,000
Standard Room $4,085 $4,085 $8,170
Meal Plan $4,045 $4,045 $8,090
Books/Supplies** $600 $600 $1,200
Total Base Cost $30,215 $30,215 $60,430

Full-Time Undergraduate Commuter*

Description Fall Term Spring Term Yearly
Tuition $20,985 $20,985 $41,970
Comprehensive Fee $500 $500 $1,000
Books/Supplies** $600 $600 $1,200
Total Base Cost $22,085 $22,085 $44,170

Part-Time Undergraduate*

Description Fall Term Spring Term
Tuition $865 per credit $865 per credit
Comprehensive Fee $150 $150
Books/Supplies** $300 $300

Indirect Costs to Consider

Description Full-Time Resident (Yearly) Full-Time Commuter (Yearly)
Personal Expenses $1,250 $1,250
Loan Fees $170 $170
Housing Expenses $0 $3,051

*All students are subject to the Student Health Insurance Regulations. Please refer to the section on Student Health Insurance.

**Books and supplies are not charged to the student’s account. They are an out-of-pocket expense. However, students with overall credit balances on their accounts may request a Book Voucher (terms and conditions apply).

Tuition and Fees

Description Tuition Charge Per Tuition Comprehensive Fee; Per Term

(Fall & Spring Terms Only)

Academic Calendar Student Health Insurance

(Required to Waive or Enroll)

Undergraduate Comprehensive Tuition1 Per Term: Fall and Spring

(12-18 credits)

$20,985 $500 Traditional Yes
Undergraduate per credit fee1 · Per Credit -Part-Time (under 12 credits)

· Overload (over 18 credits)

·Intersession

·Summer

$865 $150 Traditional Yes
Audit Rate Credit $430 $150 Traditional Yes

Program Specific Tuition & Fees

Description Charge Per Amount Comprehensive Fee; Per Term

(Fall & Spring Terms Only)

Academic Calendar Student Health Insurance

(Required to Waive or Enroll)

Certificate: Addiction Counseling Credit $430 $150 Traditional Yes
Certificate: Micro-Emerging Markets: Cannabis Credit $430 $150 Traditional No
ACCESS Program Credit $430 $150 Traditional No
College Steps Credit $430 $150 Traditional Yes
Evenings at AIC (including online courses) Credit $430 $150 Traditional Yes
Evenings at AIC

(Online Only)

Credit $430 $150 Traditional and /or 7 Week No
RN to BSN Credit $435 $150 7 Week Calendar No

Notes:

1 Occupational Therapy majors and Physical Therapy majors who are in the professional phase of their programs, will be charged the applicable undergraduate comprehensive tuition and fees.

Miscellaneous Fees

Description Amount Charge Per
Vendor Fee: EXS2500: NASM: Certified Personal Trainer $549 (Fall)

TBD (Spring)

Term
Student Parking Resident $125 Term
Student Parking Commuter $50 Term
Withdrawal Fee (refer to the withdrawal policy) $750 Term
Reaching Educational Achievements: Comprehensive (5 hrs week) $2,945 Term
Reaching Educational Achievements: Block 15 (1 hr week/15 hrs term) $1,035 Term
Reaching Educational Achievements: Block 30 (2hrs week/ 30 hrs term) $1,910 Term
Reaching Educational Achievements: Block 45 (3 hrs week/ 45 hrs term) $2,390 Term


For additional information about Reaching Educational Achievements please view the services and pricing page.

Residence Life (Residence Life and Meal Plans)

For a complete list of 2023-2024 Residence Halls and Meal Plan Costs visit the MyAIC Housing & Meal Plans page.

Graduate and Doctoral Costs

All on-campus students are required to purchase a parking decal. Decal is $125 per semester for resident students and $50 per semester for commuter students.

Students interested in housing should contact Residence Life. For a complete list of 2023-2024 Residence Halls and Meal Plan Costs visit the MyAIC Housing & Meal Plans page.

Tuition and Fees

School of Business, Arts & Sciences

Description1 Tuition Charge Per Amount Comprehensive Fee; Per term

(Fall & Spring Terms Only)

Academic Calendar Student Health Insurance

(Required to Waive or Enroll)3

MS Cannabis Science and Commerce Credit $675 $150 7 Week No
 

Online Program

MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Credit $830 $150 Traditional No
 

In-Person Program

MA Clinical Mental Health or Clinical Psychology

Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
MA Counseling Psychology (MA) Credit $575 $150 Low Residency (Trimester) No
Certificate: Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Leadership and Administration Credit $525 $150 7 Week No
Certificate: Criminal Justice: Homeland Security and Intelligence Studies Credit $525 $150 7 Week No
Certificate: Criminal Justice: Social Justice and Public Policy Credit $525 $150 7 Week No
Certificate: Criminal Justice: Victim Studies Credit $525 $150 7 Week No
MS Criminal Justice Credit $525 $150 7 Week No
EdD Educational Psychology Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
Online Program

EdD Mental Health Counseling

Credit $830 $150 Traditional No
In-Person Program

EdD Mental Health Counseling

Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
In-Person Program

EdD Mental Health & Human Development

Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
In-Person Program

MS Forensic Psychology

Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
Certificate in General Psychology Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
Master of Arts in General Psychology (MA) Credit $1,010 $150 Traditional Yes
Certificate in Management Credit $675 $150 7 Week No
MBA: Master of Business Administration Credit $675 $150 7 Week No

Fees

Description Amount Charge Per
Continuous Enrollment Fee $200 Per Term

1School of Business, Arts & Sciences: Starting in the Fall of 2017 practicum course credit allocations and duration have been restructured. Students who do not complete their practicums in the allotted number of terms and term credit hours will be required to enroll in a practicum continuation course. The continuation course will be charged at the appropriate credit rate. Students who were admitted to AIC prior to Fall 2017 and who have been continuously enrolled in courses since that time, will not be subject to this change.

2 Continuous Enrollment Fee: (Courses AIC9999 and AIC9998).

  • Continuous Enrollment is designated primarily for graduate students who have completed all their coursework and are working on one of the following: Dissertation, Thesis, Clinical, Internship, Externship, Capstone, Practicum or Field Based Research.
  • The Continuous Enrollment fee is charged once per term and is non-refundable. Students must pay the fee prior to the end of the add/drop period. Failure to be properly enrolled in Continuous Enrollment will result in an administrative withdrawal from the College and all incomplete coursework will result in failure and possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students are required to maintain Continuous Enrollment each term, including summers for programs requiring summer work, until their degree has been conferred. Continuous Enrollment is non-credit and non-graded. Continuous Enrollment is not financial aid eligible and is not used to establish full-time enrollment.
  • Students who wish to voluntarily withdraw from the college during the Continuous Enrollment portion of their program will receive a failing grade for any course carrying CIP and face possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students who are currently in Continuous Enrollment are not allowed to take a Leave of Absence.

3 Student Health Insurance: All student athletes are required to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program (waive or enroll) regardless of the program requirements.

School of Health Sciences

Program1 Tuition Charge Per Credit Comprehensive Fee; Per Term

(Fall & Spring Terms Only)

Academic Calendar Student Health Insurance

(Required to Waive or Enroll)3

Total program credits (full time, according to program plan) Total Anticipated Program costs (including fees)4
MS Exercise Science $1,010 $300 Traditional Yes 34 $35,240
Post Master’s Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) $850 $300 7 Week No 28 $25,000
MS Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) $850 $300 7 Week No 46 $40,900
MS Nursing (MSN) $850 $300 7 Week No 36 $31,800
MS-Occupational Therapy (MSOT) $1,000 $300 Traditional Yes 93 $94,800 
Doctor of Occupational Therapy $1,175 $300 Traditional No 30 $36,450
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) $1,175 $300 Traditional Yes 119 $141,625
Master of Public Health $675 $300 Traditional Yes 42 $29,550

Fees

Description Amount Charge Per
Continuous Enrollment Fee $200 Per Term

Notations:

1School of Business, Arts & Sciences: Starting in the Fall of 2017 practicum course credit allocations and duration have been restructured. Students who do not complete their practicums in the allotted number of terms and term credit hours will be required to enroll in a practicum continuation course. The continuation course will be charged at the appropriate credit rate. Students who were admitted to AIC prior to Fall 2017 and who have been continuously enrolled in courses since that time, will not be subject to this change.

2 Continuous Enrollment Fee: (Courses AIC9999 and AIC9998).

  • Continuous Enrollment is designated primarily for graduate students who have completed all their coursework and are working on one of the following: Dissertation, Thesis, Clinical, Internship, Externship, Capstone, Practicum or Field Based Research.
  • The Continuous Enrollment fee is charged once per term and is non-refundable. Students must pay the fee prior to the end of the add/drop period. Failure to be properly enrolled in Continuous Enrollment will result in an administrative withdrawal from the College and all incomplete coursework will result in failure and possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students are required to maintain Continuous Enrollment each term, including summers for programs requiring summer work, until their degree has been conferred. Continuous Enrollment is non-credit and non-graded. Continuous Enrollment is not financial aid eligible and is not used to establish full-time enrollment.
  • Students who wish to voluntarily withdraw from the college during the Continuous Enrollment portion of their program will receive a failing grade for any course carrying CIP and face possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students who are currently in Continuous Enrollment are not allowed to take a Leave of Absence.

3 Student Health Insurance: All student athletes are required to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program (waive or enroll) regardless of the program requirements.

4 Using current tuition rate estimates and includes the comprehensive fee per term. Rates subject to change annually. Totals do not include room and board, health insurance, books, or other associated expenses.

School of Education

Description1,2 Tuition Charge Per Credit Comprehensive Fee; Per Term

(Fall & Spring Semesters terms Only)

Academic Calendar Student Health Insurance

(Required to Waive or Enroll)3

Total program credits (full time, according to program plan) Total Anticipated Program costs (including fees)4
Master or CAGS in Education1

Early Childhood-Initial
Elementary Education-Initial
Middle/Secondary Education-Initial
Moderate Disabilities-Initial

$500 $150 8 Week No 36 $18,600
Master or CAGS in Education1

Reading Specialist

$500 $150 8 Week No 30 $15,600
Master or CAGS in Education1

School Leadership

$500 $150 8 Week No 45 $23,100
Master or CAGS in Education1

School Adjustment Counseling

School Counseling

$500 $150 8 Week No 60 $31,050
Master or CAGS in Education1

Early Childhood (Professional License)

Elementary Edu. (Professional License)

Moderate Disabilities (Professional License)

$500 $150 8 Week No 30 $15,600
Doctor of Education (EdD) 2 $1,010 $150 Low Residency (Trimester) No 60 $61,500

Fees

Description Amount Charge Per
Continuous Enrollment Fee $200 Per Term

Notations:

1School of Education: Starting in the Fall of 2017 practicum course credit allocations and duration have been restructured. Students who do not complete their practicums in the allotted number of terms and term credit hours will be required to enroll in a practicum continuation course. The continuation course will be charged at the appropriate credit rate. Students who were admitted to AIC prior to Fall 2017 and who have been continuously enrolled in courses since that time, will not be subject to this change.

2 Continuous Enrollment Fee: (Courses AIC9999 and AIC9998).

  • Continuous Enrollment is designated primarily for graduate students who have completed all their coursework and are working on one of the following: Dissertation, Thesis, Clinical, Internship, Externship, Capstone, Practicum or Field Based Research.
  • The Continuous Enrollment fee is charged once per term and is non-refundable. Students must pay the fee prior to the end of the add/drop period. Failure to be properly enrolled in Continuous Enrollment will result in an administrative withdrawal from the College and all incomplete coursework will result in failure and possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students are required to maintain Continuous Enrollment each term, including summers for programs requiring summer work, until their degree has been conferred. Continuous Enrollment is non-credit and non-graded. Continuous Enrollment is not financial aid eligible and is not used to establish full-time enrollment.
  • Students who wish to voluntarily withdraw from the college during the Continuous Enrollment portion of their program will receive a failing grade for any course carrying CIP and face possible dismissal from the program.
  • Students who are currently in Continuous Enrollment are not allowed to take a Leave of Absence.

3 Student Health Insurance: All student athletes are required to participate in the Student Health Insurance Program (waive or enroll) regardless of the program requirements.

4 Using current tuition rate estimates and includes the comprehensive fee per term. Rates subject to change annually. Totals do not include room and board, health insurance, books, or other associated expenses.

All Students

Administrative Fees and Parking Fees

Description Amount Charge Per
Diploma Replacement Fee Apostille Seal (If required for an International Diploma is an additional $6) $75 Each
Returned Check Fee $25 Each
Student Parking Resident $125 Term
Student Parking Commuter $50 Term
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Student Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandates that all matriculated full-time and three-quarter-time students attending an institution of higher education who are not enrolled solely in short-term courses or in an online program must be enrolled in a qualifying Student Health Plan that meets established minimum benefit guidelines. The minimum benefit guidelines can be found on the Massachusetts Health Connector.

All students who meet the eligibility requirements are automatically enrolled in and charged for the AIC Student Health Insurance Plan.

AIC automatically applies the insurance fee but it may be waived during the add-drop period of the initial term for the year if the student has comparable coverage with another carrier. A 12-month plan, the insurance covers the period between August 1st and July 31st of the following year. The cost of insurance is subject to annual increases.

*This is a brief overview of the plan and additional terms and conditions apply. Contact Student Accounts for complete plan information. Policy information is posted on the my.aic.edu portal. Rates are typically not available until early June.

Withdrawal from the College

All students who elect to leave American International College for reasons other than graduation MUST officially withdraw from the institution.

Students who withdraw prior to the end of the add/drop period for the term (or session) will receive a 100% reversal of tuition, fees, residence hall and meal charges. Undergraduate students who withdraw during the add/drop period will be charged a $750 withdrawal fee.

A limited pro-rate schedule specific to each academic calendar is applied for all withdrawals from the college that occur after the add/drop period. The refund schedules are posted on the Office of Student Accounts section of the myAIC Portal.



Financial Aid Cost of Attendance (COA)

The financial aid cost of attendance (COA) for a student serves as an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The COA serves as the foundation for evaluating an individual’s financial need, as it establishes the limit on total aid that a student may receive for purposes of scholarships, grants, work, and loans. The COA is also fundamental in calculating Pell Grant valuation.

Undergraduate Financial Aid COA

Resident Commuter Off-Campus
Tuition $41,970 $41,970 $41,970
Annual Fees $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Books/Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Housing and Food $16,260 $3,740 $6,060
Personal $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,000 $2,000 $2,000
Average Loan Fees $116 $116 $116
Total $62,546 $51,026 $53,346


 

The Comprehensive Fee, Explained

Effective for all terms beginning May 1, 2023, or later

The comprehensive fee allows AIC to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of services that enhance their college experience in the classroom and beyond. These services include, but are not limited, to:

  • Academic support services through the NEST center*
  • The Saremi Center for Career Development
  • Access to technology and IT helpdesk support
  • Online and remote learning systems and supports
  • Dexter Health and Counseling Services
  • Graduation, diploma, and commencement activities
  • The James Shea Memorial Library, including online database and journal access
  • Campus events and activities
  • Free admission to AIC Athletics regular season home competitions including at the MassMutual Center

*REACH services are not included in the comprehensive fee.

Why a comprehensive fee?

AIC at its core strives to make the college experience accessible and understandable to anyone wanting to pursue a quality education. With the comprehensive fee, students know exactly what to expect when they enroll at AIC, without hidden charges or surprises down the road.

All rates are subject to change. Changes will be posted here.

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