Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Terms beginning between October 2015 and September 2016

Tuition Coverage

Tuition covers the cost of instruction, evaluation, regular administrative processing, use of school facilities and membership at a local health club. Students enrolled in elective courses while on internship will be subject to additional tuition charges, fees, and depending on living arrangements, room and board.

Materials, Supplies and Textbooks

Sudents are supplied with their uniforms, aprons and hats, students must buy their own shoes. Students are also supplied with either a knife kit or a pastry kit depending on the program. Students also receive a membership to our local gym, First in Fitness. To ensure each student has the necessary materials for the program, NECI orders on behalf of the student a standard materials package of uniforms and culinary tools. The cost of this package is included in NECI materials fee. Materials are available for pick-up subsequent to registration. Refunds are not provided for unused materials. A list of program specific textbooks and the estimated cost is available here.

Changes to Tuition and Fees

Students are provided preliminary charges for tuition, room, board, fees and materials during the admissions process. New England Culinary Institute may adjust charges, excluding materials and uniform, up to 60 days prior to registration. Materials and uniform charges vary due to market costs and may change up to the date of registration.


A deposit of $300 (resident) and $150 (online) is required to secure a place in the program. The deposit is applied against the account balance once registered. NECI retains $150 of the deposit should the student cancel their enrollment.

Students living in on-campus housing must submit a Room Damage deposit of $200, refundable at term end upon satisfactory room inspection. All students must submit a $100 refundable Library deposit.

Student Accounts

Any student who fails to comply with the school’s financial policies including payment schedules, other written payment arrangements, payment of fines and other charges may be dismissed from the program or prohibited from graduating.

Residency Requirement: First Year Students

All first year students are required to live in on-campus housing. Students with extenuating circumstances may submit a written request for waiver of this requirement to After the first year, students who choose to live off campus will not incur room charges but continue to be responsible for required residency board.

Health Insurance

While enrolled at the school all students are responsible for providing proof of health insurance or enrolling in a NECI sponsored health insurance plan. The cost of NECI’s insurance can be budgeted for in a financial aid plan. See page 3 of this appendix for estimated cost of coverage. Final expense may vary.

Other Fees

(Effective August 1, 2013)

In addition to program-specific fees, other fees may be assessed for make-up work, special testing, and reinstatement after termination of enrollment.

  • Application Fee (all programs) – $50
  • Advanced Placement Testing – $500
  • Tuition Fee for Make-up Classes (Resident) – $350 per credit
  • Tuition Fee for Make-up Classes (Online) – $150 per credit
  • Additional Room/Board Weekly Fee during Make-up work – $290 per week
  • Reinstatement/Re-enrollment Fee – $275
  • Administrative Fee for Assessment of Prior Learning – $250
  • Dorm Damage – Varies refer to Student Handbook
  • School Behavior Policies – Varies refer to Student Handbook
  • Health Insurance Option – $1564/ year (contact HR for details)

Please contact the Office of Student Accounts at for more information.

Refund Policy