Finance Your Education

Tuition & Cost of Attendance

There are numerous considerations to make when choosing a graduate program, and cost is certainly one of them.  Learn more about HGSE's academic programs in addition to our tuition and cost of attendance.

Tuition Charges

The following tuition and fee charges are in effect for the 2014-2015 academic year and are subject to change for future years. Tuition and fee charges for the 2015-2016 academic year are published in early 2015.

Full-time Students Per Academic Year $41,616.00
Part-time Students Per Course/Per Term $ 5,202.00
Advanced Doctoral Fee
(for doctoral students who have fulfilled
the tuition requirements)
Per Academic Year $ 4,162.00
Per Term/Semester $ 2,081.00
Health Insurance Fees Per Academic Year $ 3,358.00

Cost of Attendance

Please note the Standard Student Budget includes actual tuition and fee amounts
as well as estimated allowances for related educational expenses.  Tuition and Health Insurance Fees are expenses that are directly billed to students, while all other categories are estimated allowances that should not be exceeded.  Financial aid eligibility is determined using the standard following cost estimates.

Standard Full-Time Ed.M. & CAS Budget for the 2014-2015 Academic Year (9 months)

Tuition*
$41,616
Rent, Utilities, & Food
$16,128
Health Insurance Fees* $ 3,358
Books & Supplies $ 1,232
Local Transportation
$ 1,620
Personal Expenses
$ 3,670
Federal Loan Fees
$  220
Total Ed.M. Student Budget
$67,844

*See below for information on tuition and fees.

Standard Full-Time Ed.D. Student Budget for the 2014-2015 Academic Year (9 months)


Ed.D. Budget
Year 2
Ed.D. Budget
Year 3
Ed.D. Budget
Year 4 & Beyond
Tuition*
$41,616^ $20,808^ $ 4,162^
Rent, Utilities, & Food
$16,128 $16,128 $16,128
Health Insurance Fees* $ 3,358^ $ 3,358^ $ 3,358^
Books & Supplies $ 1,232 $ 1,232 $ 1,232
Research Expenses

$ 2,592
Personal Expenses
$ 3,670 $ 3,670 $ 3,670
Local Transportation $ 1,620 $ 1,620 $ 1,620
Total Ed.D. Student Budget $67,624 $46,816 $32,762

*See below for information on tuition and fees.
^admitted Ed.D. students receive guaranteed funding to pay these charges in years 1-5

Standard Full-Time Ed.L.D. Student Budget for the 2014-2015 Academic Year (9 months)


Ed.L.D. Budget
Year 1
Ed.L.D. Budget
Year 2
Ed.L.D. Budget
Year 3
Tuition*
$41,616^ $41,616^ $ 20,808^
Room & Board $16,128 $16,128 $16,128
Health Insurance Fees* $ 3,358^ $ 3,358^ $ 3,358^
Books & Supplies $ 1,540 $ 1,232 ---
Personal Expenses
$ 3,670 $ 3,670 $ 3,670
Local Transportation $ 1,620 $ 1,620 $ 1,620
Total Ed.L.D. Student Budget $67,932 $67,624 $45,584




*See below for information on tuition and fees.
^admitted Ed.L.D. students receive guaranteed funding to pay these charges in years 1-3

Tuition and Fees

Tuition costs are subject to change and are determined each year. Please be aware that future tuition costs, fees and standard student budget amounts may differ from year to year. Updated figures will be published on this website and in future editions of the Financing Your Education guide, which is updated on a yearly basis.

Information regarding health insurance fees, coverage and waivers can be found on the University Health Services website.

Admissions Office

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Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3414
617-496-3577
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Financial Aid Office

061 Longfellow Hall
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3416
Fax: 617-496-0840
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