Online Tuition and Fees

Nichols College is committed to helping students afford and understand college tuition. If you’re looking for a complete breakdown of the fees and costs associated with attending college, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can find resources that lay out the cost of living at Nichols, lab and course fees, tuition, and more.

Undergraduate Online Education Tuition

Undergraduate Online Course Rate1$400 per credit2
Active Military & Veteran Course Rate1$250 per credit2

Graduation fee

A mandatory fee of $200 per degree earned will be charged to all students certified for graduation, regardless of whether or not the student participates in the commencement ceremony.

Returned item

A $50 fee will be charged to accounts for each returned item to Nichols College for non-payment.

Taking day courses

As an undergraduate online education student, you have the added flexibility of enrolling in Nichols day courses, under the following guidelines:

  • 2023/2024 Undergraduate Online (UGO) students may register for the 1-day course at $425 per credit. The UGO advisor must approve additional classes.
  • If you receive financial aid, please alert the Financial Aid Department to the increased tuition and fees incurred by day courses. This may affect your financial aid eligibility.

Financial aid

Our Financial Aid Office is committed to help you with loans, financing and scholarships as needed. We require only one financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We use this information to determine your annual eligibility for federal and state need-based financial aid. The school code is 002197.

Payment options

Please contact Student Financial Services at or 508-213-2288 if you have any questions concerning tuition, fees, payment options, and the availability of payment plans.


For First Responders

In recognition of the importance of our First Responders, Nichols College is proud to offer a 20% discount on tuition costs for police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians enrolling in undergraduate online or graduate programs.

For Senior Citizens

To promote lifelong learning, Nichols College offers a 15% discount on tuition costs for students 65 years and over who enroll in undergraduate online education program courses.

For Chamber of Commerce Members

To support our local business community, Nichols College will offer a 10% discount to all Chamber of Commerce members enrolling in undergraduate evening or graduate degree programs.


1 The cost of books is not included with tuition. Books may be purchased separately at the bookstore. Students may be eligible to obtain a book voucher from Student Financial Services.

2 Rates are effective beginning Summer 2023 Session I through Spring 2024 Session II and are subject to change.