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 GoshenC ollege in both fall and spring semesters. All others, including Brethren College Abroad students and those who were in off-campus courses through other agencies, pay the charges listed below for May term. Additional costs for May term meals may apply if student 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/semester Individual 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., health insurance, 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) $380
  • Applied music surcharge for 1 credit during May term $190
  • Applied drama surcharge $210
  • Audit fee, per hour $225
  • Credit by examination per hour $200
  • Credit for experience per hour $220
  • Early enrollment tuition, per credit hour $165
  • Dual enrollment tuition, per credit hour $75
  • Examination out of schedule $40
  • Late arrival for check-in $65
  • Late payment (payment received after due date) $75
  • Transcripts of credit $6
    (Transcripts are released only after all accounts are paid in full)

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 subject to the $75 late payment penalty. Formore information on payment methods, including online payments, visit

Plan #2 Nelnet Payment Plan (0% interest): Contracts may be arranged with Nelnet for a low-cost monthly payment program 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

In 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 the final 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 the accounting office web page( This information,along with the financial aid information received in the Financial Aid award letter can be used to determine payment requirements. Student account information, including estimated billings, can be found on MyGC. Please use this information to plan adequately 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 time after the account 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 leadership comprehensive fee $17,800
    (tuition, books, fees for entire program) ($445/credit hour) (40 credits)
  • R.N. to B.S.N. completion comprehensive 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 $35
  • Audit Fee $100
  • Restart Fee $110
  • Extended Payment Set-up Fee $100
  • Credit for Prior Learning, per credit hour $85
  • Credit by Exam, per credit hour $150
  • Exam Fees:CLEP $120
  • DANTES $110

Transition to Teaching program

  • Elementary education $12,000
  • Secondary 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 from the college initiate the process 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 office and student financial aid office. Students who only reduce their hours of enrollment must contact their academic adviser and the registrar.

Involuntary withdrawal: The registrar’s office establishes the last date of attendance for students who stop attending classes without following withdrawal procedures. The registrar’s office contacts professors, the student’s adviser 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 day-by-day refund schedule is posted in the accounting office and at The refund percentage for the rest of 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 and board refund rates, following day one of a given 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-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 formula listed above. Exceptions are during the 100 percent 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.