Tuition and Fees

  • The Way There

    Dean College is committed to helping students and families invest in and enjoy the value of a private college education. While grants, scholarships and student loans will significantly decrease the cost of attendance for most students, the reality is that college is not free. Dean College provides over $19 million in scholarships to its students each year and the average amount of annual debt for a Dean College student was $11,412 during the 2013-14 academic year, which is significantly lower than other private institutions. If you need help figuring out how to navigate the cost of your education, the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (CSFPS) is here to help you every step of the way.

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    Academic Support & Learning Services

    Arch Learning CommunitySpecialized programs of support for students with learning or physical disabilities including 3 hours/week of Personalized Learning Services (PLS). $3,500/semester
    Personalized Learning Services (PLS)Provides one-on-one tutoring from professional learning/reading, writing, and/or math specialists. The program is designed to build fundamental learning, writing and math skills necessary for college success. PLS teaches students to independently apply skills to their current coursework. Charges for the PLS Program are based on the level of service provided. Students may enroll for the semester for as little as one hour per week or for as much as five hours of assistance per week with a learning, writing or math specialist.$800 for 1 hour/week of PLS for a semester

    Additional Fees to Consider

    Student Health Insurance 
    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that all full-time students have health insurance. All students are required to be enrolled under Dean College's policy if they are not covered under certain policies. Health Insurance can be waived online if the student's current plan qualifies.

    Dean College provides educational opportunity to a wide variety of students with varying academic needs. In order to meet the needs of our students, the college has established a number of different programs designed to ensure academic success and help students achieve their academic potential. These programs are fee based and these fees will be added to your bill if you choose to enroll in one of these programs or if participation in a program is assigned by the Office of Admission as a condition of admission to the college.

    College Refund Policies

    Students who want to withdraw voluntarily from the College must obtain and complete a departure form from the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning in order to remain in good standing with the College and receive any appropriate refunds. Federal regulations require that students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of an enrollment term will have their eligibility for federal aid recalculated based on the percentage of the term completed.

    Students who withdraw from all classes will be eligible for a refund of tuition and room charges in accordance with the following schedule, based on the date the student officially withdraws from the College:

    Up to first day of classes 100% of institutional charges less enrollment and housing deposits
    Within the first week* 80% refunded
    Within the second week*60% refunded
    Within the third week*40% refunded
    Within the fourth week*20% refunded
    After the fourth weekNo refund

    (*Weeks are measured from Tuesday through the following Monday in semesters for which classes begin on a Tuesday.)

    Students who are suspended or dismissed from the College or residence halls will receive no adjustment of charges. Students who received scholarship, grant or loan funds from the College will forfeit the same percentage of their awards as the percentage of fees credited based on the number of weeks that have elapsed. For example, a student who has 80% of institutional charges adjusted will forfeit 80% of any Dean Award, athletic scholarship or other institutional grant awarded by the College.

    For questions about the institutional or federal refund policies for students who withdraw or are withdrawn from all courses, or for examples of refund calculations, contact the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (CSFPS).

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