Financial information

Tuition and fees for 2018-19

Traditional Undergraduate Program

Fall Spring May Term Total
Full-time tuition (12-16 hours) $16,850 $16,850 Inc1 $33,700
Room (residence halls)2 $2,875 $2,875 Inc1 $5,750
Board (full board)3 $2,450 $2,450 Inc1 $4,900
Totals $22,175 $22,175 $44,350
  • Fall or Spring SST$22,175
  • Summer SST Base Rate (full time student both fall and spring semesters)$17,755
  • Summer SST Base Rate (full time student fall OR spring semester)$19,965
  • Summer SST Base Rate (not registered as a full time student either semester)$22,175

There will be an extra cost for Peru and Indonesia SST units.

1 There are no additional costs for on campus May term classes for students who are registered full-time, living on-campus, and with a meal plan at Goshen College in both fall and spring semesters. There will be an extra cost for off-campus May term classes. All others, including LA Film School, Bridge/Connect/Act, and those who were in off-campus semester courses through other agencies, pay the charges listed below for May term. Students at Merry Lea must pay for meals separately.

Tuition Room Board (full) Total
May Term only $3,350 $570 $500 $4,420
May Term (if attended full-time either fall or spring, but not both) $1,675 $285 $250 $2,210

2Kratz and Yoder residence halls – $2,875/semester (Double room used as a single is $750 additional per semester.)
Kulp junior/senior floors – $2,800/semester for a single or shared double room(Super single room is $250 additional per semester.)
Intentional Living Communities – $3,150/semester
Individual apartment units (SA 101-SA 311) – $3,400/semester
Individual loft-style apartments (SA 401-SA 411) – $2,900/semester
(Apartments operating one below capacity are additional $500 per resident. Students sharing a double room in SA 101-SA 311 receive a $500 discount.)
3Other meal plan options –14 meals per week at $2,325/semester, 65 meals per semester at $1,010/semester.

Add the following estimates to the above fixed costs: books and supplies – $1,220; personal expenses (i.e., health insurance, recreation, pocket money, etc.) – $1,440; transportation- $930.
Note that laundry, internet access costs, and unlimited free access to the Recreation-Fitness Center are already included in room fees.

Other tuition rates for traditional undergraduate program

Part-time fall and spring tuition charges (applied music surcharge additional)

  • One-to-eleven credit hours (and May term part time) (per credit hour)$1,400
  • Full-time Extra hours above 16 (per credit hour)$835

Full- and part-time:

  • Independent study, per credit hour (tutoring)$1,400
  • Independent study, per credit hour (readings)$810
  • Agroecology Summer Intensive$16,850
  • Summer session: (each 3-4 credit hour course)$2,475
  • Summer online courses: (per credit hour)$450

Other surcharges and special fees

  • Applied music surcharge (students enrolled for six or more hours)$400
  • Applied music surcharge for 1 credit during May term$225
  • Applied drama surcharge$225
  • Audit fee, per hour$235
  • Credit by examination per hour$215
  • Credit for experience per hour$235
  • Early enrollment tuition, per credit hour$175
  • Dual enrollment tuition, per credit hour$75
  • Examination out of schedule$40
  • Graduation fee$75
  • Late arrival for check-in$65
  • Late payment (payment received after due date)$75
  • Nursing program fee (annual)$700
  • Transcripts of credit $6
    (Transcripts and diplomas are released only after all accounts are paid in full)

Payment Information

Payment due dates – Traditional Academic Calendar (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Fall Term August 7, 2018
  • Spring Term December 12, 2018
  • May Term & Summer SST April 10, 2019
  • Summer Session May 24, 2019
Payment due dates – Year-Round Academic Calendar (Continuing Studies)
  • Term 10 (Sessions I-III) August 6, 2018
  • Term 20 (Sessions IV-VI) February 11, 2019

To avoid a $75 late payment fee and/or interest charges, make full payment of any balance due or enroll in one of the following payment plan options before the due dates listed above. Full payment also confirms your course registration and guarantees your seat in class. It is recommended that all applications for Financial Aid be submitted at least two weeks prior to the payment due date.
Interest of 12% annually (1% per month) will be charged against unpaid balances beginning 30 days after the drop/add period ends. Delinquent accounts will be sent to a collection agency at our discretion at any time after the account is past due. All collection costs assessed by the collection agency are the responsibility of the student and added to the balance due.
Only one paper copy of the estimated bill will be mailed to the student’s permanent address at the beginning of the semester/term/session. Real-time account information and monthly statements are available on MyGC (choose ‘Accounting Info’, then ‘My Account Balances’.) The student is responsible to authorize MyGC access (or provide updated account information) to any person(s) making payments on their account.

Option #1 – Payment in full: Payments received after the due date are subject to a $75 late payment fee. For more information on payment methods, including online and foreign currency payments, visit

Option #2 – Nelnet Payment Plan ($25 enrollment fee, 0% interest): Contracts may be arranged with Nelnet for a monthly payment program which extends throughout the year. The enrollment fee for each semester is $25. There are no interest charges if the contract covers the entire balance due. For additional information, please contact the accounting office or visit

Option #3 – Special Payment Plan ($100 enrollment fee/12% interest): In special situations, a custom payment plan can be arranged directly with the Accounting Office for a one-time enrollment fee of $100. Plans extending 30 days or more after the drop/add period are subject to 12% annual interest charges (1% per month).

Note: All amounts listed on statements and estimated bills are in U.S. dollars.

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Science – Social Work (per credit hour)$450

18 month, 38-40 credit hour program

  • Bachelor of Science – RN to BSN (per credit hour)$450

18 month, 38 credit hour program

Other surcharges and special fees for Social Work and RN to BSN
  • Audit Fee$125
  • Restart Fee$125
  • RN-BSN Annual Program Fee$260
  • Credit for Prior Learning, per credit hour$90
  • Credit by Exam, per credit hour $160
    Exam Fees:

    • CLEP: $117
    • DANTES: $110 (cost varies by test)

Teacher Certification programs

  • Transition to Teaching (per credit hour)$500

Elementary Education – 24 credit hours, Secondary Education – 18 credit hours

  • English Language Learners certification (per credit hour)$450

Graduate Programs

  • Master’s Degree in Business (per credit hour)$759

(22 month, 36 credit hour program)

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Education (per credit hour)$818

(11 month, 33 credit hour program)

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (per credit hour)$650

(48 credit hour program)

  • Annual Program Fee$180
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (per credit hour)$780

(33 credit hour program)

  • Residency Fee$500

Refund Policies

The following tuition refund procedures apply to students who withdraw or are dismissed from the institution, change status from full-time to part-time, or reduce hours as a part-time student. Room refund rates apply to students who withdraw, are dismissed, or change from resident to commuter status. Meal plans are not refundable.

Refund procedures for traditional undergraduate students

Voluntary withdrawal: Students wishing to withdraw completely from the college initiate the process by contacting the Student Life Office (AD 14). The Dean of Students will direct the withdrawal process, including official notification to the academic advisor, registrar, resident director (if residence-hall student), Accounting Office, and Financial Aid Office. Students who only reduce their hours of enrollment must contact their academic advisor and the registrar.

Involuntary withdrawal: The registrar’s office establishes the last date of attendance for students who stop attending classes and do not follow withdrawal procedures. The registrar’s office contacts professors, the student’s advisor and residence life personnel to document the last date of attendance.

Final settlement of financial aspects of the withdrawal process can take several weeks. A weekly tuition refund schedule is posted in the Accounting Office and at The refund percentage for the semester follows the federal regulations for refunding financial aid. There is no refund after the last day to withdraw with a “W” which is when 60 percent of the semester is completed.

Room refund rates, following day one of any term, are prorated daily until the last date to withdraw with a “W.” No refunds are given after the “W” date.

Refund rates for students enrolled in the May term only are the same as those listed above, but the 100% refund rate applies only to days 1 and 2 (drop/add period).
A student financial aid recipient will have earned aid according to the formula listed above. Exceptions are during the 100% refund period, where no aid is earned since no costs are incurred. The full formula for determining the amount of Title IV federal aid that is earned, and how unearned portions are returned to the federal programs is outlined in CFR 668.22. Institutional aid earned is calculated according to the same procedures, with the exception that any credit left on the student’s account after the refund listed above will first pay back any current year loan owed to Goshen College.

Withdrawal and refund policy for reservists called to active duty

Any student called to active duty in the U.S. military may withdraw from courses up until the last day of the semester. If the withdrawal comes during the first nine weeks of the semester, normal withdrawal and refund policies take effect. If departure comes after the ninth week, the student has the option of withdrawal “W” or incomplete “I” grades in registered courses. Options should be discussed with and approved by the course instructor(s). If course withdrawal “W” is pursued, tuition and fees will be refunded on a prorated basis. The official date of withdrawal will be used to calculate the refund. Students receiving financial aid will be subject to refund policies as provided for by the agencies sponsoring the aid. Reservists called to active duty who wish to withdraw from courses must provide the Registrar with a copy of their orders.

Refund procedures for graduate and continuing studies students

Students seeking a degree in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies who drop from courses shall receive a refund based on days completed in the respective course at the time a student has notified the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies that they are withdrawing. A student will be charged again for any course that is retaken. Specific refund information may be found at

Financial aid refunds may be available after financial aid processing is completed and enrollment status can be confirmed. Students enrolled in various sessions within a semester may receive refunds in installments after attendance in a registered course has been confirmed. Title IV Federal Aid recipients who drop below half-time enrollment or withdraw completely from Goshen College may not be entitled to a loan disbursement or a refund of loan funds. If a Federal Direct Loan recipient drops below half-time enrollment during the expense period covered by the loan, ALL remaining disbursements will be canceled for the expense period.