Tuition and Fees
Tuition rates per course offered through the Department of Graduate Studies and the Department of Continuing Education at Framingham State University are as follows:
Tuition Rates Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 (Fees of $441 included in cost)
Undergraduates $1,195.00 per course
Graduate (Excludes MBA, MSN, PSM, MSOL) $1,325.00 per course
Graduate: MBA, MSN, PSM, MSOL $1,525.00 per course
Graduate International Student Fee $1,300.00 per semester in addition to course cost.
Please note: State law requires all full-time students to have health insurance.
Veterans, please see our Veterans Edition of the All about Tuition and Fees for information on per credit rates!
Additional Tuition and Fee Information:
Graduate and Continuing Education Fees: $441
*The DGCE fees covers the administrative, academic, and technology, resources and services necessary for courses delivery and completion.
Effective beginning Spring 2019 Term, Framingham State University (FSU) will offer a 10% discount to employees of the companies/organizations listed below who enroll in credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate courses offered through Graduate Studies and Continuing Education (DGCE).
- Akamai Technologies
- athenahealth, Inc.
- Atrius Health
- BJ's Wholesale Corporate Office
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- City of Framingham
- Commonwealth Financial Network
- Cumberland Farms
- CVS Health
- Emerson Hospital
- Kronos Inc.
- MetroWest Medical Center
- Partners Healthcare
- Sanofi Genzymes
- State Street Corporation
- SunLife Financial
- The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
- TJX Corporation
- Virtusa Corporation
Individuals interested in enrolling in a credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate course may use this form to verify employment and will be required to have it signed by their employer’s Human Resources/Employee Benefits Department.
The individual will then need to send completed form then email, fax, or drop-off in person completed Employment Verification Form to the Student Accounts/Bursars Office. Once the individual has enrolled in a DGCE credit-bearing course, the Student Accounts/Bursars Office will then apply the discount code against the amount due.
- Tuition Waivers
Tuition waivers, vouchers and course certificates do not apply to directed studies, internships, field studies, noncredit courses, practica, or arranged courses. If you're using a waiver, voucher, course certificate, loan, financial aid or third party payment, you may register after providing Student Accounts with your payment information. Important: Eligibility for tuition exemption must be established prior to registration. Tuition refunds will not be granted retroactively.
- Third Party Payment
If your course costs will be covered by grants, loans, state agencies, companies, or the military, you must present an approved letter of authorization at the time of registration, stating what costs the agency will cover and where to submit bills for payment.
- Senior Citizens
Residents of Massachusetts who are 60 years of age or older may register for tuition-free undergraduate credit courses through Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. You must provide proof of age and complete the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Form. Eligible senior citizens are responsible for the $441.00 program support fee plus any lab fees. To use the waiver for graduate courses, you must be matriculated in a Framingham State University master’s degree program, graduate certificate program, or the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program. This benefit does not apply to directed studies, practica, internships, field studies, noncredit or other arranged courses. Senior citizens who wish to audit classes may do so with the consent of the instructor. Online classes may not be audited. Audited courses will be officially reported on the student's transcript, but no credit will be awarded. Auditors may not actively participate in coursework.
- Veterans/Active Military
Veterans eligible for the state tuition exemption are responsible for the $441.00 program support fee plus any lab fees. Tuition waivers do not apply to directed studies, practica, internship, field studies, noncredit courses or other arranged courses. To qualify for the veteran’s tuition waiver, you must have served in the Armed Forces as outlined in the Board of Higher Education memorandum of November, 11, 1992. You are required to submit the DD214 form and the University’s Proof of Residency Form. Active status personnel must supply a copy of their orders. Members of the National Guard or Reserves must submit a Certificate of Eligibility signed by the Commanding Officer. To use the waiver for graduate courses, you must be matriculated in a Framingham State University master’s degree program, graduate certificate program, or the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program. All other eligibility requirements apply. Veterans Federal Education Benefits In order to qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) education benefits, veterans and dependents must be matriculated in a Framingham State University degree program. DVA benefits only apply to those courses meeting degree requirements. Beneficiaries must complete an Enrollment Certificate when they register, and they must submit the DD214 or Certificate of Eligibility when filing for the first time. If you have questions about Veterans’ Education Benefits, contact the DVA: 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) or visit their web site.
Registration Late Fee: A $30.00 late fee will be charged for registrations received on or after the first day of the semester. Please see the academic calendar for the late fee dates.
Additional fees may apply. Refer to the course schedule for total cost information.
Refund Rules are based on the academic calendar and course meeting dates. Click here for more information on the refund policy for courses offered through Graduate Studies and Continuing Education.
Audit (Audit - No Credit/Grade Earned) costs are $1,000 for undergraduate and $1,000 for graduate, in addition to associated lab/studio fees, text book(s), or required materials. A student may request to audit a course with the written consent of the instructor prior to the start of the Continuing Education course. Such course enrollment will be officially reported on the student’s transcript pending approval by the instructor, but the student will not receive any credit. An auditor may not participate actively in course work.