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Student Billing

MassArt's Bursar's Office is responsible for billing students and managing student accounts. Student semester bills are based on the student's residency status, the number of credits for which the student has pre-registered, College fees, and applicable residence hall charges.

Fall semester bills are mailed in July, and spring bills in November. The student bill lists the payment due date (generally 3 weeks after the bills are issued); please refer to the academic calendar for exact dates. Settling bills by the due date ensures enrollment in pre-registered classes and a smooth start to the semester.

Please Note: Failure to meet payment requirements by the deadline will result in withdrawal from any pre-registered classes. Students will not be allowed reinstatement until the bill is satisfied in full and upon payment of a $200 late registration fee.

Paying Your Bill

View MassArt's Tuition and Fee information to determine student tuition expenses. Students may call the Business Office at 617.879.7900 with specific inquiries about their account. 

Students can settle their account by:

  • Cashier's or personal check, or a money order payable to "Massachusetts College of Art and Design." Please include the student ID number on the bottom of the check, send check payable to "Massachusetts College of Art and Design" to: Attn: Business Office, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 USA (or in person, 8th Floor Tower)
     
  • Wire transfer - students and families living abroad often find wire transfer the most efficient way to pay their account balance. All charges for the cost of the wire transfer are borne by the sender - this includes fees by the originating bank and any intermediary banks. Please allow two weeks for processing and bank confirmation. The Wire Transfer Payment Notification (PDF) will help process a wire transfer through a bank to pay MassArt for Tuition and Fees. For more information regarding wire transfer instructions, students and families should contact the Business Office
     
  • Online at paybill.com/massart, through electronic funds transfer from checking and/or savings account(s), or Mastercard and/or Visa card(s)

Please Note: There is no limit to the amount you can pay through your checking or savings account, but there is a total of $3,000 limit per semester when you pay by a card with a Visa or Mastercard logo on it. If you choose to pay with a card please ensure you do not pay more than $3,000, and any remaining balance has to be paid with a check, or electronic funds transfer. If the total amount you pay with Visa and Mastercard exceeds $3,000 you will be charged 2.5% credit card fee on the total amount you have paid with the cards. Please keep in mind that it could take up to two business days to process all electronic payments.

Payment Plan Options

Undergraduate Students
Enroll in an interest-free monthly payment plan, to cover a year's tuition in 10 affordable monthly payments instead of large semiannual ones. For BFA candidates only, Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers the Monthly Payment Plan administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For more information, contact MassArt's Bursar's Office at 617.879.7900, call Tuition Management Systems directly at 800.722.4867, or visit Afford.com/MassArt.

Graduate and Certificate Students
For matriculated Graduate Program and Certificate students, Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers the Tuition Payment Plan administered by Higher One.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students who have returned a signed copy of their Financial Assistance Letter to the Office of Student Financial Assistance will see the financial aid they have accepted as a pending credit on their student bill. If a student plans to use financial aid to settle the account and it does not appear on the bill, please contact MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Some students receive scholarships or grants from organizations outside of MassArt (examples: Rotary Club, Boston Globe, City scholarships, etc.). A copy of the scholarship letter should be returned to our Office of Student Assistance. They will enter the scholarship into our computer system and it will become part of your Pending Aid. If you receive the scholarship after bills are mailed please follow the following steps:

  • If the scholarship award letter states that the outside scholarship will be paid directly to MassArt, the student need not pay that portion of the bill that the scholarship will cover
  • A copy of the scholarship award letter must be submitted with the bill as well as payment for any remaining balance

Understanding Your Account Statement

To help you understand your own bill, the Business Office has developed a sample account statement. The charges do not reflect the exact charges you will find on your student Account Statement. 

Download Example

Payment Resources

Contact

Student Accounts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115

Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
bursar@massart.edu  • 617.879.7900