Undergraduate Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

An investment in an Emerson education is an investment in a lifetime of professional achievement.

Like most students looking seriously at Emerson College, you just know you belong here. You appreciate our unique focus on communication and the arts and you know we provide outstanding opportunities for you to pursue your career goals. You can imagine yourself fitting in and finding friends and mentors. You want access to tools that will enable you to hone your skills and you know you would take advantage of our location in the city of Boston. You may be concerned about the cost of attending, but we want you to know that we can help you navigate the financial aid process.


The College is committed to offering you an excellent education at an affordable price. We have consistently set our tuition below our nearest competitors and are seen as a superb value in higher education. You will have all of the benefits of living in a world-class city, working with state-of-the-art equipment and in beautiful facilities, and learning from faculty who are top in their fields—all at an annual tuition cost that is as much as $10,000 less than our competitors. We know you will find us to be a great value. View tuition and fees »

Financial Aid

We encourage you to apply for financial aid in an effort to consider the affordability of an Emerson College education. Our dedicated financial services staff is eager to guide you through the financial aid process and help you obtain any financial assistance for which you may qualify. Many resources are available, including scholarships, grants, employment, and student loans.

About two-thirds of our families receive some form of assistance. The average award—usually a combination of institutional aid, part-time employment, and low-interest loans—is approximately $17,000. 

Merit Scholarships

At Emerson, we like to reward students for work well done. It can start as early as the admission process by way of a merit scholarship. Learn more »

Net Price Calculator

Using our net price calculator, you can start to research your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses. View our net price calculator »