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Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The institution offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral degrees. Basketball was invented in the college in 1891 by Canadian graduate student James Naismith.
The college has a philosophy of “humanics” which calls for the education of the whole person (in spirit, mind, and body) for leadership in service to others. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Springfield College Courses
Springfield College offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, master’s degrees in a variety of different fields, and doctoral program in counselling psychology, physical therapy, and physical education. The student-to-faculty member ratio is 15:1. The College is split into five schools:
The School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies; the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation; the School of Professional and Continuing Studies; and the School of Social Work.
Springfield College Rankings
The school has a student population of 3,621 Undergraduates and 1,441 Postgraduates. On rankings, the U.S & World report ranked the college as 25th for best regional Universities – North Region for 2018. The same organization ranked the college 12th in a listing of Best Value Schools for Regional Universities – North; and 8th for schools with highest percentage of alumni enrolling in a graduate school in 2013.
Springfield College consists of one main campus, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and eight campuses for its School of Professional and Continuing Studies in Boston, Massachusetts; Houston, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Johnsbury, Vermont; Tustin, California; Tampa, Florida; and Wilmington, Delaware.
Tuition and Cost of Living
The following is the cost schedule for undergraduates and postgraduates study for the 2019-2020 academic session.
NEW FIRST-YEAR STUDENT AND TRANSFER RATES
|Room (Double Occupancy)||$7,040|
|Basic Meal Plan||$5,890|
|Total Direct Expenses||$52,235|
|Undergraduate Per Credit Cost||$1,165|
Indirect Costs (estimated)
|Books/Supplies (Cost varies by major)||$1,100|
|Personal Expense Allowance||$1,350|
|Total Indirect Costs||$3,350|
The meal plans include meals per semester, rather than per week, affording students the flexibility to eat as they choose. Unused meals will be lost at the end of the semester, rather than at the end of the week. Plan costs cover meal plans for both academic semesters.
|Plan Name||Plan Cost/Per Year|
|All Access Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars per semester ($300 Dining Dollars per year)||$7,110|
|224 Block Meal Plan (448 meals per year) + $300 Dining Dollars per semester ($600 Dining Dollars per year)||$5,890|
|160 Block Meal Plan (320 meals per year) + $300 Dining Dollars per semester ($600 Dining Dollars per year)||$4,430|
|80 Block Meal Plan (160 meals per year) + $400 Dining Dollars per semester ($800 Dining Dollars per year)|
Residence Hall Fees
|Change of Room Fee||$35|
|Key Replacement Residence Halls (lost)||$35|
|Key Replacement Off-campus Apartments (lost)||$35|
|Housing Cancellation Fee||N/A|
SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING STUDIES TUITION
The following schedule is for Master of Science in Human Services and Master of Business Administration with tuition of $5,760, on full-time Status of 9 semester hours, and per credit hour of $640. This is a reliable estimate for the other graduate program cost.
|Health insurance (Massachusetts campus only, per year)||U/G $2,800|
|Human services training assessment fee||$200|
|Late payment fee (see non-payment policy)||$75|
|Payment plan fee (per semester)||$25|
|Portfolio fee (charged to students enrolled in Human Services and Portfolio Development courses)||$500|
|Returned check charge||$35|
|Transcript fee (official)||$7|
Scholarships and Aid
On average, Springfield College financial aid package is $29,300, which accounts for scholarships, grants, and loans. After the package is applied, the average cost—based on tuition, fees, and standard room and board—is $22,935. Some aid packages may be more or less than this amount.
All undergraduate students are initially considered for an academic/merit scholarship when they are evaluated for admission into Springfield College. Eligibility for academic scholarships is listed below. The scholarships are solely for tuition, for a maximum of four years, and only for undergraduate degrees.
- Trustee Scholarship: Value is $22,000 per year ($88,000 over four years). Requires a Cumulative Weighted GPA 3.2 or higher.
- Presidential Scholarship: Value is $18,000 per year ($72,000 over four years). Requires a Cumulative Weighted GPA 3.0 or higher.
- Dean Scholarship: Value is $15,000 per year ($60,000 over four years). Requires a Cumulative Weighted GPA 2.5 or higher
Students that do not meet the criteria for a merit scholarship Should check the:
The value is $10,000 annually ($40,000 over four years). Requires a Cumulative Weighted GPA below a 2.5. Scholarship upgrades are possible if students have new test scores or an improved seventh semester cumulative weighted GPA to submit to their admissions counselor.
This is a one-time award of $2,000 upon entry into Springfield College to any student whose brother, sister, parent, or grandparent (including step family members) received a degree from Springfield College or are currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student. Only one award is available to student regardless of the number of family members attending or previously receiving degrees.
Jesse L. Parks Scholarship
This offers Full-tuition renewable scholarship per year to an academically qualified student with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and who lives in Springfield. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented or diverse groups.
William Beckett Teacher Preparation Scholarship
This offers Full tuition and fees renewable scholarship to an academically qualified Springfield Public School student who, upon graduation, will return to the same district to teach. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented or diverse groups.
Say Yes Scholars
This offers a limited number of full-tuition scholarships awarded to academically qualified students whose high schools are affiliated with the Say Yes to Education Program.
This is an annual undergraduate scholarship of $3,500 ($14,000 over four years/eight semesters) given to three students in the entering first-year class each year majoring in either Physical Education or Exercise Science. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
YMCA Career Award
This is awarded to select incoming first-year students of promise who plan to make a career in the YMCA and who have exemplified participation and leadership in the YMCA through their high school years.
Applying for Financial Aid
This process is for incoming first-year and transfer students.
File the Free Application for Student Aid(FAFSA)
The FAFSA is the application for federal and state-funded assistance. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA electronically here: https://fafsa.gov/. If you choose not to submit your FAFSA online, you may print and complete this PDF FAFSA form. List Springfield College federal code #002211 on the FAFSA.
Begin your financial aid form before being accepted for admission
File forms to meet the priority filing date. Financial aid decisions are issued only to students who have been accepted for admission. Students accepted after the financial aid priority date will be awarded pending eligibility and availability of funds.
Be prepared for a potential verification request that may be made on some applications
Students will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid if they are required to provide additional information due to the verification process. Students can check for their required documents and forms on My Financial Aid via your PrideNET account here: https://pridenet.springfield.edu/ICS/
Allow for adequate mailing and processing time
Complete the FAFSA at least two weeks prior to priority dates.
Check your email for your financial aid award letter
Please accept or decline your awards on My Financial Aid via your PrideNet account.