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Four low-cost choices north of Boston

University of
Massachusetts Lowell

Application deadline: Feb. 15

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Undergraduates: 9,832

Tuition and fees: $12,097 in-state, $26,146 out-of-state

Room and board: $11,243

Average financial aid package: $14,261

Salem State University

Application deadline: Rolling admissions

Undergraduates: 7,664

Tuition and fees: $8,530 in-state, $14,670 out-of-state

Room and board: $11,624

Average financial aid package: $11,814 (2013 freshmen)

Northern Essex
Community College

(Campuses in Haverhill, Lawrence)

Application deadline: Rolling admissions

Undergraduates: 7,352

Tuition and fees: $3,888 (in-state, 12 credits per semester); $4,860 (in-state, 15 credits per semester), $162 per credit

Room and board: N/A

Average financial aid package: $4,554

North Shore
Community College

(Campuses in Danvers, Lynn)

Application deadline: Rolling admissions

Undergraduates: 7,750

Tuition and fees: $5,070 Massachusetts residents; $169 per credit

Room and board: N/A

Average financial aid package: $4,323

SOURCE: Colleges and universities

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