Charges

The standard comprehensive charge made to each student for tuition, fees and room and board will total $71,980 for 2019-20. Additional fees for special purposes are listed below. A substantial portion of the total educational cost is borne by the College through the use of contributed funds and income from endowment funds.

The College reserves the right to change any of the following fees at any time should conditions make it necessary.

General Fees

  • Tuition per semester: $27,190.00
  • Associated Students per semester: $191.00
  • Fee deposit (includes room deposit; one time only, at time of admission): $500

Residence Fees

Room per semester: $4,978.00
Board per semester:
16 Meal/$160 Plus dollars: $3,631.00
   (16 meals per week; $160 plus per semester, All new students are placed on the 16/$160 meal plan that can be changed during the first ten class days of the semester.)

16 Meal/$240 Plus dollars    $3,711.00
   (16 meals per week; $240 plus per semester)   
14 Meal/$240 Plus dollars    $3,550.00
   (14 meals per week; $240 plus per semester)   
14 Meal/$160 Plus dollars    $3,470.00
   (14 meals per week; $160 plus per semester)   
12 Meal/$240 Plus dollars    $3,375.00
   (12 meals per week; $240 plus per semester)   
12 Meal/$160 Plus dollars    $3,295.00
   (12 meals per week; $160 plus per semester)   
 *5 Meal/$80 Plus dollars    $1,560.00
   (5 meals per week; $80 plus per semester)

Departmental Fees

Fees for selected intercollegiate courses: see course descriptions.
Applied music fees: see department chair.
Fee for Summer Reading Courses: $500

Fees for Part-Time Students

Special tuition for students carrying fewer than three courses in a semester:

  • Per course: $9,063.00
  • Per half-course: $4,532.00
  • Per Quarter-course: $2,266.00

Auditor's Fees

For persons, other than those taking courses for credit, per course: $100

Fees for Special Privileges

Late pre-enrollment/enrollment fee: $35
Late payment fee, per month: $25
Returned check fee: $25
Campus fee for automobiles, per semester: $60
Re-enrollment for senior exams: $50
Diploma replacement fee: $25

The College reserves the right to apply any miscellaneous fees or charges the student may incur to the student account. This includes, but is not limited to, lab fees, library fees, student health services fees, citations, Student Wellness Center, vehicle registration, and charges due to lost or damaged College property.

Fee Refund Policies

Students are considered to be officially enrolled, thereby incurring an obligation for the full semester's tuition and fees, when they (1) complete pre-enrollment for courses and attend one or more class meetings in the semester for which pre-enrollment has been completed, or (2) enroll for courses or submit a request for course enrollment changes during the designated enrollment periods at the beginning of each semester. A student who withdraws, takes a leave of absence or changes the number of course enrollments after the first day of classes in any semester can receive credits against that semester's fees only as described in the sections below. Whether any cash refund will result from the credits received will depend on the payments that have been made and the amount of financial assistance that has been received by the student. Any questions about the amount of credit or the size of the resulting refund should be directed to the student accounts office in the Finance Office. Refunds can be given only as described below.

Refund of Tuition and Associated Students Fees

Withdrawal or Leave of Absence after the semester begins:

  • Refunds will be processed from the first day of class, including weekends. For example, if there are 110 calendar days in the semester and the student withdraws on the 5th day of the semester, the refund will be 95%.
  • No refunds will be granted after the last add drop date of the semester. 

Change in course load:

  • By the end of the 10th day (second week) of classes: Refund difference between original and adjusted tuition.
  • By the end of the official last day for withdrawal from classes: Refund 50 percent of difference between original and adjusted tuition.

Required course fees not included in tuition:

  • By the end of the 10th day (second week) of classes: Refund 100 percent. No course fee refund will be given after this deadline.

Refund of Room and Board Fees

Students are considered to have begun the term of their room and board contract when they check into their designated residence hall room and are issued a key. If a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence, or if a room and board contract is canceled with permission of the Office of Campus Life before the last day for withdrawal from classes (two weeks later than this for a student in his or her first semester at the College), charges will be recalculated on a per-diem basis starting from the date that the residence halls officially open for students. No refund of the room fee will be given after this deadline, but board will be refunded on a per-diem basis. Regardless of whether a refund is given, the College reserves the right to use and reassign the room of a student who withdraws or goes on leave during the semester.

Refund of Fee Deposit

Students are required to make a fee deposit at the time they accept the College's offer of admission. This deposit holds a place in the College and is used to cover any miscellaneous fees and charges not paid at the time of graduation or withdrawal from the College. At that time, any outstanding charges for damage to College property or miscellaneous unsettled bills are deducted from the deposit. Any balance remaining is refunded directly to the student after graduation or after withdrawal from the College unless part or all of the deposit has been forfeited as described below.

Any student, on or off campus, who files a withdrawal or leave of absence form after July 15 for the fall semester, or after December 15 for the spring semester, will forfeit the entire fee deposit. Furthermore, a student who participates in the residence halls' room-selection lottery system in the spring semester, but then subsequently withdraws or takes a leave of absence from the College before the fall semester, will also forfeit the entire fee deposit.

If a student for whom part or all of the fee deposit has been forfeited or used to cover miscellaneous charges returns to the College at a later date, a full cash deposit must be made in order for that student to reenter the College.