Tuition Free Day

Friday, March 7, 2014

“Goshen College students are a solid investment!”

—Alumni and Friends

Here at Goshen College tuition covers only about 65 percent of the actual cost of educating each student. March 7, 2014 represents the approximate point in the fiscal year when revenue from tuition stops covering educational costs.

Who gives money to Goshen College besides students?

A lot of people!! Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and people with no other connection to Goshen College but a shared value in the education we provide (we like to call them “friends”). Even corporations and foundations see supporting Goshen College as a valuable investment.

What a great reason to celebrate!

TFD1The goal of Tuition Free Day is to raise awareness among Goshen College students that their tuition covers approximately 65 percent of what it actually costs to educate them for one year. Tuition Free Day symbolically marks the approximate point in the year when students’ tuition stops paying for their education and the financial support from other means begins. Additionally, we want to celebrate the thousands of alumni and friends of the college who are making an investment in the lives of Goshen College students!

But first…here are the numbers!

$3,403,030 – Amount of money given to Goshen College from alumni & friends in 12-13.

Who gave in 12-13?

  • 3,885 Alumni
  • 1,251 Friend households, Businesses, Organizations, Foundations and Churches
  • 618 Households that gave $1,000 or more to any fund
  • 158 Approximate number of privately funded scholarships awarded

Celebration activities will be held in the Dining Hall and Union from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7.  There will also be an Amigo Booth set up in the dining hall for you and your friends to take pictures and thank alumni from your social media.  Stop by either location to write a thank-you note to a donor, and grab a cookie and a “You Are Loved” button available in many languages. Please join us!!

See photos from the AmigoBooth during 2014 Tuition Free Day!