Financial information

Expenses and fees for 2015-16

Traditional Undergraduate Program

May Term
Full-time tuition (12-16 hours)
Room (residence halls)2
Board (full board)3
  • Fall or Spring SST $20,450
  • Summer SST (full time student both fall and spring semesters) $16,390
  • Summer SST (full time student fall OR spring semester) $18,420
  • Summer SST (not registered as a full time student either semester) $20,450

There will be an extra cost for Peru and Cambodia SST units. 1 No additional cost for May term for students who are registered full-time,living on-campus, and with a meal plan at GoshenCollege in both fall and spring semesters. All others, including Brethren CollegeAbroad students and those who were in off-campuscourses through other agencies, pay the charges listed below for May term. Additionalcosts for May term meals may apply ifstudent was not in full board both fall and spring. Students at Merry Lea must pay for meals separately.

Board (full)
May Term only
May Term (if attended full-time either fall or spring, but not both)

2Kratz, Miller, Yoder residence halls – $2,700/semester (Double room used as a single is $750 additional per semester.) Kulp junior/senior floors – $2,525/semester for a single or shared double room(Super single room is $250 additional per semester.)Small group housing, Coffman suites- $2,960/semesterIndividual apartment complex units – $3,220/semester (Apartments operating one below capacity are additional $500 per resident. Students sharing a single room receive a $500 discount.)3Other meal plan options –14 meals per week at $2,175/semester, 80 meals per semester at $1,190/semester,45 meals per semester at $690/semester.Add the following estimates to the above fixed costs: books and supplies – $1,050;personal expenses (i.e., healthinsurance, recreation, laundry, pocket money, etc.) – $1,400; transportation- $900. Note that laundry and HD cable TV/internet access costs are already incurred in room fees.

Other tuition rates for traditional undergraduate program

Part-time fall and spring enrollment charges (applied music surcharge additional)One-to-eleven credit hours (and May term part time) (per credit hour)$1290Extra hours above 16 (per credit hour) $770Full- and part-time:Independent study, per credit hour (tutoring)$1,290Independent study, per credit hour (readings)$770Summer session: (each 3-4 credit hour course) $2,280Summer online courses: (per credit hour) $375

Other surcharges and special fees

Applied music surcharge (students enrolled for six or more hours) $380Applied music surcharge for 1 credit during May term $190Applied drama surcharge $210Audit fee, per hour $225Credit by examination per hour $200Credit for experience per hour $220Early enrollment tuition, per credit hour $165Dual enrollment tuition, per credit hour $75Examination out of schedule$40Late arrival for check-in$65Late payment (payment received after due date)$75Transcripts of credit (Transcripts are released only after all accounts are paid in full)$6

Standard payment plans

Final payment due dates
  • Fall Term – August 6, 2015
  • Spring Term – December 3, 2015
  • May Term & Summer SST- April 26, 2016 (first day of classes)
  • Summer Session V- April 26, 2016 (first day of classes)
  • Summer Session VI- June 13, 2016 (first day of classes)

Plan #1 Payment in full: Any payment not received by the due date is subjectto the $75 late payment penalty. Formore information on payment methods, including online payments, visit #2 Nelnet Payment Plan (0% interest): Contracts may be arranged with Nelnetfor a low-cost monthly paymentprogram to extend throughout the year. The cost of the annual plan is $45.There are no interest charges. For additional information, please contact the accounting office or visit special situations, an individualized payment plan can be arranged directly with the college for a $100 fee. Outstanding balances after 30 days are subject to 12% annual interest charges. To avoid a $75 late payment fee, enroll in one of the payment plans by thefinal payment due date. Your payment confirms your course registration. In order to guarantee your seat in class, full payment of any balances due must be completed by the due dates listed above. All applications for Financial Aid must be submitted two weeks prior to the payment due date.Only one paper copy of the semester tuition bill will be mailed to the student’s home address. Additional updates on charges for changes in course registration, meals and housing will be available for viewing on MyGC under student account information. The student is responsible to provide updated account information to any person(s) making payments on the student’s account.Tuition, fees, expenses and payment due dates can be found on links from theaccounting office web page( This information,along with the financial aid information received in the Financial Aid awardletter can beused to determine payment requirements. Student account information, includingestimated billings, can be found on MyGC. Please use this information toplanadequately and meet payment requirements for the current school year.Note: Interest of 12% annually (1% per month) will be levied against charges unpaid 30 days after statements are issued. At our discretion, delinquent accounts will be sent to a collection agency any timeafter theaccount is past due. All collection costs assessed are the responsibility of thestudent and added to the balance due.

Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Bachelor of Science – Business administration (per credit hour) $445Bachelor of Science – Social work (per credit hour)$445

Degree completion programs

Organizational leadershipComprehensive fee$17,800(tuition, books, fees for entire program) ($445/credit hour) (40 credits)R.N. to B.S.N. completionComprehensive fee $17,200(tuition, books, fees for entire program) ($430/credit hour) (40 credits)

Other surcharges and special fees for degree completion programs

Application Fee $35Audit Fee $100Restart Fee $110Extended Payment Set-up Fee $100Credit for Prior Learning, per credit hour $85Credit by Exam, per credit hour $150Exam Fees:CLEP $120DANTES $110

Transition to Teaching program

Elementary education $12,000Secondary education $9,000

Refund Policy

The following tuition refund procedures apply to students who withdraw or aredismissed from the institution,change status from full time to part time, or reduce hours as a part-time student.Room and board refund ratesapply to students who withdraw, are dismissed, or change from resident to commuterstatus.

Refund procedures

Voluntary withdrawal: Students who withdraw completely fromthe college initiate theprocess by contacting the Student Life Office. The associate dean of students will direct the withdrawal process including official notification of the academic adviser,registrar, resident director (if residence-hall student), food services contract, accounting officeand student financial aid office. Studentswho only reduce their hours of enrollment must contact their academic adviser andthe registrar.Involuntary withdrawal: The registrar’s office establishes the last dateof attendance for students who stop attendingclasses without following withdrawal procedures. The registrar’s office contacts professors, thestudent’s adviser and residence lifepersonnel to documentthe last date of attendance.Final settlement of financial aspects of the withdrawal process can take several weeks. A day-by-day refund schedule is posted in the accounting office and at The refund percentage for the rest of the semesterfollows the federal regulations forrefunding financial aid. There is no refund after the last day to withdraw with a “W” whichis when 60 percent of the semester iscompleted.Room and board refund rates, following day one of a given term, are prorateddaily until the last date to withdraw with a “W.” No refunds aregiven after the “W” date. Refund rates for students enrolled inthe May term only are the same as those listed above, but the100-percent refund rate applies only to days 1 and 2 (drop/add period).A student financial aid recipient will have earned aid according to the formulalisted above. Exceptions areduring the 100 percent refund period, where no aid is earned since no costsare incurred. The full formula fordetermining the amount of Title IV federal aid that is earned, and how unearnedportions are returned to thefederal programs is outlined in CFR 668.22. Institutional aid earned is calculatedaccording to the sameprocedures, with the exception that any credit left on the student’s accountafter the refund listed above will firstpay 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.