Conway is happy to keep tuition competitive with other private institutions. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $34,900. Tuition will not be raised during the academic year.
Tuition and fees: This payment covers costs incurred for operation of the school including adjunct faculty, visiting lecturers, use of school computer stations, some computer software, printing and drafting supplies, graphic reproduction costs, printed materials, some reading materials, transportation costs for field trips, and lodging for the fall orientation trip. Conway does not offer dormitory housing or meal plans. The participation fee covers the multi-day orientation field trip, information technology, and field trips.
Each participant agrees to pay tuition and fees according to the following payment schedule for the 2016-2017 academic year (continue to check this page for updated information):
- Application fee: $50 application fee upon submission of application
- Deposit: $750 non-refundable deposit upon signing enrollment agreement (the deposit is applied toward the first tuition payment)
- First payment: amount TBA due on or before September 1, 2016
- Second payment: amount TBA due on or before February 1, 2017
Equipment and supplies: A list of equipment and supplies that will need to be purchased is given to students after they have been accepted into the program. Each student is required to have their own laptop computer and basic computer skills.
Living expenses: Living expenses vary from student to student and are derived from student surveys completed at the end of each academic year. In addition to housing and food expenses, students need to budget for other personal living expenses including transportation, health insurance (coverage is required in Massachusetts), books, telephone, drafting equipment, digital camera, and other supplies. Expenses beyond tuition for the 10-month program average $22,000 (ranging from $15,000 to $30,000).
Housing: Conway does not have dormitories. Most students rent rooms, apartments or houses in Conway or adjacent towns for the year. The school maintains a list of available rentals, many of which have housed Conway students for years. Students make their own arrangements, usually during the summer before school starts. Contact the school for more information.
Transportation: Students need the use of a car during their year since public transportation is not available in the hilltowns. Within a half-hour drive of Conway, you can find natural food stores, bookstores, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics, supplies and services, recreational facilities, theaters, and excellent restaurants.
Health Insurance: Massachusetts law requires that all full-time college students participate in a health insurance plan that meets the state’s mandatory health insurance requirements. Contact Conway for more information.