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Interactive Feature • Feb. 10, 2015

How much are your canceled classes worth?

Storms have dropped historic levels of snow on Boston, forcing Emerson to cancel five full days of class. See how much those days are worth for you.

Hours of class you have each...

Monday before 4 p.m.:

Monday after 4 p.m.:




Value of your canceled classes

Your canceled classes are worth: $0

At Emerson, one credit costs $1,145, and one credit is worth approximately 15 hours of classroom instruction per semester (or one hour of classroom instruction for 15 weeks). This means each hour of classroom instruction is worth approximately $76.33. To calculate the total value of Emerson's snow days, the number of class hours per day entered is multiplied by the number of days canceled (currently Mondays, Monday after 4 p.m., Tuesdays, and Wednesday). This calculation does not account for potential makeup days. Photo by Jack Bushell / Beacon Correspondent. Update: A previous version of this feature linked to the graduate tuition page; it is now linked to the undergraduate tuition page. The cost per credit is the same for undergraduate and graduate students, so the calculation is not affected.