How Much Does it Cost to Attend STCC?

Attending college each year involves costs that are both direct and indirect. Direct costs, such as tuition and fees are those expenses you'll find on your student bill, based on the number of credits you are taking and the program of study you are enrolled. To find expenses related to the current semester, go to for specific information on all direct expenses associated with your enrollment.

Health Insurance

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, effective September 1, 1989, requires each student carrying nine (9) credits or more to participate in the student health insurance program. Students who are not covered under health insurance must purchase coverage through the college for the full academic year. Students attending during the spring semester must purchase coverage for the spring term. Full year coverage is from September 1st through August 31st. Spring coverage is from January 1st through August 31st. For information on the cost of each plan go to If a student has comparable coverage and wishes to waive participation in the Massachusetts Community College insurance plan, the student must complete a waiver form showing comparable coverage. Please note that Mass Health Limited, The Health Safety Net, the Children's Medical Security Plan and coverage from carriers outside of the United States are not considered comparable coverage. For further information on the student health insurance you can go to web page

The student health insurance may be waived by logging into Web Advisor and clicking on "Health Insurance Waiver" under Financial Information. The health insurance provider for the 2016/2017 academic year is Blue Cross Blue Shield, serviced through Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk.

Books & Supplies

Typically each course you register for requires books and supplies.  Listed below are the estimated average expenses.   While you may purchase your books in the campus bookstore, you may find that less expensive options can be found online. Additionally, you may find that sharing books with other students, using reference copies of textbooks in the library or borrowing faculty copies may be options as well to manage the high cost of textbooks.  Please note that your costs for books and supplies may be greater or less than the below averages. 

Estimated for each 3 credit course taken - $150

Estimated for full time student (Full Year) - $1,200

Indirect Living Expenses

Indirect living expenses are other expenses you may have as a student while attending Springfield Technical Community College. When planning your budget, you should consider the following costs.  These expenses DO NOT have to be paid to the college. The expenses listed below are annual estimates and may be different from your actual expenses.   Please note that your costs for indirect living expenses may be greater or less than the below averages.

These are estimated expenses based on an annual school year:

Average Annual Transportation Costs (gas, tolls, public transportation) - $1,908

Average Annual Living Expenses (Rent, food, Utilities) - $9,702.00