New England School of Photography (NESOP)

537 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

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The New England School of Photography (NESOP) provides students with the technical, business and artistic skills to become professional photographers. The school deals only in the field of photography and has done so since it was founded in 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts. The school has very small class sizes, a diverse student body, and a long standing network of photographers, studios and alumni.

The school offers various majors and minors in photography:

  • Advertising & Commercial
  • Visual Journalism
  • Portraiture & Wedding
  • Architectural
  • Fine Art – Black & White
  • Fine Art – Color
  • Documentary
  • Creative Imaging Arts
  • Editorial & Corporate
  • Fashion

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students must complete the application and submit it along with the application fee and school transcripts. Once the initial process is completed a personal interview will be necessary for final approval.  Students with previous extensive experience may be eligible to forgo the first year of courses.

Financial aid is available to eligible students. To begin the process of determining eligibility students should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Programs Offered

The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • The tuition charges per year are around $23,000*
  • Graduates in repayment, have an estimated repayment rate of 63%*
  • Students who complete this program take, on average, $9,300 in student loans**
  • About thirty students were granted degrees last year

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at NESOP is $39,400. A fee of $25 is required from all applicants. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at NESOP, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $23,000-$28,000

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$4,247
Receiving Student Loans90%$11,388

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 11%.

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