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Paying For College

A liberal arts education is a major investment in your personal and professional future. Whether you are a first-year, transfer, graduate, or out-of-state student, we are committed to making MCLA accessible to you.  

An Incredible Education Without the Expense

At MCLA, you have access to an affordable degree without sacrificing the quality of your experience.

Percent of student who graduate without any debt from MCLA
Students receiving some form of financial aid
Number of Northeastern states receiving reduced tuition

Surprisingly Affordable 

MCLA combines quality liberal arts education and a close-knit community experience at an accessible cost. See our tuition and fees for the upcoming school year.    


You don’t have to be from Massachusetts to qualify for a tuition discount. Find out if you are eligible for a tuition reduction through the New England Board of Higher Education. 


Looking for something more personalized? Based on the information you provide, our Net Price Calculator can tell you the price of attendance that students similar to you paid after financial aid.  

How We Can Help

You are not alone. Our Office of Student Financial Services has resources for all students and can connect you to scholarships, grants, and loans.


When you apply to MCLA, you apply for a merit scholarship at the same time. And if you're interested in external scholarships, we'll connect you with potential resources.


When you complete the FAFSA and MCLA financial aid forms, you are automatically considered for several grants, which is money for your education that you don’t have to pay back.


If you are eligible for a loan program, you can borrow money for your education and pay it back after you graduate. Complete the FAFSA and MCLA financial aid forms to check your eligibility.

Student Employment

Want to earn some extra money as a student? MCLA offers many on-campus and off-campus job opportunities. Engage with the MCLA and greater North Adams community, build your resume, and help fund your college experience. Find out how student employment can work for you

Questions? Contact Us


Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
MCLA Office of Student Financial Services 
375 Church Street 
North Adams, MA 01247