Financial information

Tuition and fees for 2020-21

Traditional Undergraduate Program

Fall Spring May Term Total
Full-time tuition (12-16 hours) $17,615 $17,615 Inc1 $35,230
Room (residence halls)2 $2,935 $2,935 Inc1 $5,870
Board (full board)3 $2,500 $2,500 Inc1 $5,000
Totals $23,050 $23,050 $46,100
  • Fall or Spring SST$23,050
  • Summer SST Base Rate (full time student both fall and spring semesters)$18,460
  • Summer SST Base Rate (full time student fall OR spring semester)$20,755
  • Summer SST Base Rate (not registered as a full time student either semester)$23,050

There are additional destination costs for the Ecuador ($500) and China ($1,000) 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 those who were in off-campus semester-long courses through other agencies, pay the charges listed below for May term. LA Film School students get credit for full time tuition, but not room or board for the semester they are in LA. Students at Merry Lea must pay for meals separately.

Tuition Room Board (full) Total
May Term only $3,500 $580 $510 $4,590
May Term (if attended full-time either fall or spring, but not both) $1,750 $290 $255 $2,295

2Kratz and Yoder residence halls – $2,935/semester (Double room used as a single is $750 additional per semester.)
Kulp and Coffman junior/senior floors – $2,860/semester for a single or shared double room(Super single room is $250 additional per semester.)
Intentional Living Communities & Living Learning Communities – $3,210/semester
Individual apartment units at full capacity (SA 101-SA 311) – $3,460/semester
Individual two-bedroom loft-style apartments at (4) capacity (SA 401-SA 411) – $2,960/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 – 65 meals per semester + $140 munch money – $1,030/semester, 30 meals per semester + $125 munch money – $455 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)$1,450
  • Full-time Extra hours above 16 (per credit hour)$865

Full- and part-time:

  • Independent study, per credit hour (tutoring)$1,450
  • Independent study, per credit hour (readings)$850
  • Agroecology Summer Intensive$17,615
  • Summer session: (each 3-4 credit hour course)$2,585
  • Summer online courses: (per credit hour)$470

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
  • Audit fee, per hour$150
  • Credit by examination per hour$225
  • Credit for experience per hour$225
  • Early enrollment tuition, per credit hour$180
  • Dual enrollment tuition, per credit hour$75
  • Examination out of schedule$50
  • Graduation fee$75
  • Late arrival for check-in$75
  • Late payment (payment received after due date)$200
  • Nursing program fee (annual)$850
  • Transcripts of credit $7
    (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 18, 2020
  • Spring Term December 17, 2020
  • May Term & Summer SST April 14, 2021
  • Summer Session May 31, 2021

Goshen College no longer mails out paper copies of statements or bills. Students will be notified by email when an estimated bill is ready and will be expected to log in to MyGC to retrieve their bill. Real-time account information and monthly statements are available on MyGC under ‘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 finance charges and a late payment fee. For more information on payment methods, including online and foreign currency payments, visit www.goshen.edu/accounting-office.

Option #2 – Nelnet Payment Plan: Contracts may be arranged with Nelnet for a monthly payment plan to cover each semester. The enrollment fee for each semester is $25, or $45 for the Freshman Only plan to cover a student’s first year at GC. There are no interest charges if the contract covers the entire balance due. For additional information, please contact the Accounting Office or visit MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/Goshen.

To avoid monthly finance 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. A $200 late payment fee will be added to delinquent accounts 60 days after each semester 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 the college’s discretion at any time after the account is deemed past due. All collection costs assessed by the collection agency are the responsibility of the student and added to the balance due.

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

Adult and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate programs

  • Bachelor of Science – Social Work (per credit hour)$470

18 month, 38-40 credit hour program

  • Bachelor of Science – RN to BSN (per credit hour)$470

18 month, 38 credit hour program

  • Annual Program Fee$260
Other surcharges and special fees for Social Work and RN to BSN
  • Audit Fee$125
  • Restart Fee$125
  • Credit for Prior Learning, per credit hour$90
  • Credit by Exam, per credit hour $160
  • Independent Study, per credit hour $470
    Exam Fees:

    • CLEP: $117
    • DANTES: $115 (cost varies by test)

Teacher Certification programs

Transition to Teaching

  • Elementary Education – 24 credit hours$12,240
  • Secondary Education – 18 credit hours$9,180
  • English Learners Licensure Addition (per credit hour, 9 credits total)$470

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)$850

(11 month, 33 credit hour program)

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (per credit hour)$665

(48 credit hour program)

  • Annual Program Fee$200
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (per credit hour)$812

(33 credit hour program)

  • Residency Fee$500

Financial Suspension

All Goshen College students are required to keep current on their accounts, regardless of class, program, or degree. Accounts must be paid in full or have a payment plan in place to cover the entire cost of the semester by the due date. Administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve the student of their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of their registration at Goshen College. Full financial responsibilities are spelled out in the Goshen College Financial Responsibility Agreement. Students with past due balances from current or previous semesters
will be removed from future class rosters immediately after the end of mid-term break, unless a special waiver is granted by the Accounting Office. Appeals to financial suspension may be made to the Vice President for Finance.

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. Students with a posted credit balance may request a refund through MyGC. No refund is issued while there is an incomplete payment plan. 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 Associate VP for Retention (AD 12). The Associate VP 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 at goshen.edu/financial-aid/refund. 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 adult and graduate students

Students seeking a degree in the Adult and Graduate Programs who drop from courses will receive a refund based on the weekly refund schedule for the respective course at the time a student has notified the Program Director that they are withdrawing. A student will be charged again for any course that is retaken. Specific refund information may be found at goshen.edu/financial-aid/refund.

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.