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  Aug 19, 2017
 
 
    
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Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Fees and Expenses, 2017-18 Academic Year



 
Undergraduate Fees and Expenses, 2017-18 Academic Year
 

Tuition (Full-Time)

 

Two semesters (12-18 credits)

$42,600

One semester (12-18 credits)

$21,300

 

 

Note: Tuition overload charge of $1,420 will be charged each semester for each credit over 18. Students auditing dance courses may be subject to additional tuition charges (see Dance Audit Policy) (removed 7/27/17)

 

 

Tuition (Part-Time)

 

   
Per Credit Hour  
Fall and Spring semesters* $1,420
Summer 2017* $450
Winter 2018* TBD $450(changed 7/27/17)
   

Audit fee per course (excluding music private instruction)

$560

*Applies to all Undergraduate courses including Independent work and Internship credits.  

Room

 

Two semesters

 

$7,500       Basic room rate

 

$7,712      Special double room

 

$8,162       Single room

 

 

 

 

One semester

 

$3,750     Basic room rate

 

$3,856    Special double room

 

$4,081     Single room

 

 

 

 

Board

(Mandatory for resident students)

One semester

 

240-block meal plan + $300 dd* $3,245

190-block meal plan + $300 dd*

$2,863

150-block meal plan + $300 dd*

$2,585 (kosher, add $227)

120-block meal plan + $300 dd*

100-block meal plan + $300 dd*

$2,497

$2,215

 

 

 

Commuter plans

(available to off-campus students only)

50-block meal plan + $50dd*

$876

 * dining dollars

 

Please note that meal blocks and dining dollars do not carry over to the next semester. Meal plans and dining facility hours are subject to change. Please refer to www.goucher.edu/billing/meal-plans-options for more information.

A student enrolled for 12 or more credits per semester has full-time status. A student enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per semester is considered part-time. Half-time status is an enrollment of six credit hours per semester. A normal course load is 15 credits per semester and 30 credits per academic year. Students enrolled for more than 18 credits during a semester will be charged the part-time rate for each additional credit over 18. Part-time students are charged on a per-credit basis. Full-time students are charged one half the annual mandatory fees in the fall and spring semesters: Health and Counseling Center fee, Campus Green Fund fee, Technology Fee, and Student Activity fee. Part-time students are charged a comprehensive student fee based on the number of credits taken during the fall and spring semesters.

Tuition, fees, and board charges are based on course loads and meal plan selections as of the drop deadline each semester. Housing fees are based on whether a student is in a single, double, or triple room. Refer to the Housing Fee Policy below. A student may not be able to register for classes and/or participate in room draw, nor obtain transcripts or receive a diploma, unless there has been a satisfactory settlement of all college bills and all student disciplinary matters.

Dance Audit Policy

Students who enroll for 18 or fewer credits in a semester, including the credit value of audited dance courses, will not incur any additional tuition charges. Students who enroll for more than 18 credits in a semester, including the credit value of audited dance courses, will be assessed a tuition charge of $300 per credit, or $150 per half credit, over the 18 credit limit. For example, a student who enrolls for a total of 18.5 credits in a semester, including the credit value of audited dance course(s), will have an additional tuition charge of $150. A student who enrolls for 19 credits, including the credit value of audited dance course(s), will have an additional charge of $300. 

Semester billing is based on a student’s course load as of the drop deadline. Students dropping/withdrawing from an audited dance course(s) after the drop deadline of semester classes will not receive a reduction in their dance audit tuition charge.  (policy removed 7/27/17)

Housing Fee Policy

Goucher College charges different housing fees depending on whether the student is in a single, double, or triple room.  Fees may change when the number of roommates changes, as described as follows. Housing fees are based on the number of roommates as of the drop deadline each semester, with the exception of double rooms as noted below.  Changes after the drop deadline each semester will not result in any fee change to the remaining students.  Housing fee changes will be based strictly on the number of roommates in the room.  Reasons why a student may have left the room are irrelevant. If a triple room (this room type may not be applicable in all years) becomes a double by the drop deadline for the semester, the housing fee for the remaining two roommates will be increased to the double room rate. If a double room becomes a single by the drop deadline for the semester, the housing fee for the remaining student will not increase, in anticipation that the remaining student will be assigned another roommate at some future time in the semester. If the number of roommates increases by the drop deadline for the semester (such as a double room becoming a triple or a single room becoming a double), the housing fee for the original student(s) will be reduced to the appropriate room rate.

The charge for room and board provides a furnished room and board from the official date of opening in the fall and spring through the respective closing dates each semester, exclusive of the recess periods at Thanksgiving, winter break (between semesters), and spring break. All hall residents are charged a $175 room damage deposit annually. These deposits are credited back to student tuition accounts in June (or January if the student leaves after the fall semester). Final hall and/or room damage charges are also assessed at that time. 

 

Other Fees

Full-time Fees (annual)  

Health and Counseling Center fee

$494

Student Activities fee

$182

Campus Green Fund fee $35
Technology fee $129
   
Part-time Student Fee $35/per credit
   

Parking fee for students

 

 

Per year:

$75

 

One semester:

$50

Health Insurance Fee (12 months):

$1,639 TBD(changed 7/27/17)

Late Registration Fee

$100

Late Payment Fee

$200

Cap and Gown Fee $85
   

Music fees:

 

 

Surcharge for private music lessons taken for credit, per semester

$200-$600

 

 

 

Audit fee for non-credit vocal or instrumental instruction, including practice fee, per semester per course

$800

 

 

 

Horseback-riding semester fees (14 weeks)

 

 

One session per week

$400

 

Two sessions per week

$800

 

Three sessions per week

$1,100

 

Five sessions per week

$1,750

 

Boarding privately owned horse
(excluding riding fee) per month:

$950

The Health and Counseling Center fee, Campus Green Fund fee, Technology fee, and Student Activities fee are mandatory fees that are charged one-half each fall and spring semester to full-time undergraduate students. The Health and Counseling Center fee funds the Health and Counseling Center, which provides services to all full-time undergraduate students. The Student Activity fee funds all SGA activities. The Campus Green Fund fee will be used towards the goal of making the Goucher College Campus more environmentally sustainable. The Technology fee supports enhanced network infrastructure and bandwidth, equipment replacement and software upgrades, and additional technology demands over the academic year. The Health Insurance charge will be assessed to all full-time undergraduate students who either opt for this insurance or do not submit an insurance waiver form by the published deadlines (see Health Insurance).

The Late Registration Fee will be charged to current undergraduate students who register after May 15 (for the fall semester) and/or December 15 (for the spring semester).  The Cap and Gown fee is charged to students who have submitted the Application for Degree form and indicated that they are participating in the graduation ceremony. December/January completers are charged in October and May/August completers are charged in February. No refunds of the Cap and Gown fee are issued after February 28.

 

Enrollment Deposit

An annual nonrefundable Enrollment Deposit in the amount of $500 is due for all full-time undergraduate students. Returning students are required to submit the fall deposit by April 1 for the following fall semester. Students are not required to pay the Enrollment Deposit for the spring semester unless they did not pay this deposit (or a Study Abroad deposit) for the previous fall semester. Spring semester deposits, if required, are due by December 1. Students who are reinstated should submit their Enrollment Deposit upon notification from the college that they have been reinstated.

Students who are required to pay a $500 Study Abroad deposit for a fall program do not need to pay an additional Enrollment Deposit for that semester.

Housing Deposit

Resident students are required to submit an annual non-refundable $100 Housing Deposit, along with the Enrollment Deposit, following the same schedule for the Enrollment Deposit above. All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus and participate in one of the college meal plans. Exceptions may be made for students who choose to commute from their permanent home address within 30 miles of Goucher’s campus. In addition, a limited number of upper-class students may receive permission to live off campus on a first-come, first-served basis, upon approval by the Office of Residential Life.

Health Insurance 

The college requires all full-time students to be covered by the college health and accident insurance plan. This requirement will be waived, however, if proof of comparable coverage is provided through the online waiver site of the college’s insurance broker.  Health insurance information will be available on the Billing website by May and in mailings from the insurance broker in early summer.  No insurance waivers will be accepted after September 30 for full-time students enrolled for the fall semester (February 28 for new spring semester students). The annual health insurance policy covers a 12-month period, from August 20, 2017 to August 19, 2018.

Schedule of Payments

E-bill statements for semester charges are available around July 8 (fall semester) and December 8 (spring semester). Email notifications are sent to all registered students and their parents (or other billing parties) to whom they have granted E-bill access through their myGoucher account. Instructions on granting E-bill and webpay access can be found on the billing website (www.goucher.edu/ebilling). Payment of charges for the fall semester is due by August 3; for the spring semester, by January 4. Online payment information and other payment methods are listed on the Goucher website under Billing: Payment Options. An Account Correction Worksheet and Undergraduate Billing Worksheet are available on the Billing website to assist with the calculation of the net balance due. A late fee of $200 will be assessed if payment in full has not been received by the due date.

A student with a balance due on their billing account will not receive their diploma or obtain transcripts whether or not they are currently enrolled. Students may be denied the privileges of registering, attending classes, living in the residence halls, and/or using college facilities if their billing account is delinquent.

Students and their billing parties will be responsible for payment of all costs, and agree to reimburse the college for collection agency fees, attorney’s fees, and all other costs and expenses incurred in collection efforts which may be based on a percentage of the debt, should charges not be paid when due. The college will assess a $25 fee for any check or ACH returned by the bank and reserves the right to invoke the laws of the state of Maryland governing bad checks.

Refund Policy

Credit balances are automatically refunded if required under Title IV (federal aid exceeds allowable billing charges) or a student has graduated or withdrawn from the college. All other credit balances can be refunded if a written or website request has been received by the Billing office and the drop deadline has passed for the semester that the credit balance occurred.

Students Withdrawing From College 

An adjustment of semester charges may apply to students who withdraw from all courses of their own accord, based on the refund periods below. Federal Aid will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return to Title IV calculation based on days of attendance as a percentage of total days in the semester up until 60%. For example, if the Return to Title IV calculation calculates that the student earned 20% of their federal aid based on the length of time spent in school the aid would be adjusted to 20%. No adjustments to federal aid will be made once 60% of the semester has passed. Institutional aid will be refunded according to the Tuition and Fee refund schedule below. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student’s account will be refunded. Any remaining balance due must be paid by the student or other party.

Refund/Credit Allowed

 If Withdrawal occurs during:

Tuition & Fees

Room

First week of classes 100% 100%
Second week of classes   90%     0%
Third week of classes    75%     0%
Fourth week of classes   50%     0%
Fifth week of classes   25%     0%
After 5th week of classes     0%     0%

Refund for board charges (meal plan) is based on the lesser of days of attendance or meal plan usage during the semester.

Students are billed semester tuition charges based on course loads as of the drop deadline during the beginning of the semester. Semester tuition charges will not be affected if courses are dropped after that date, unless the student withdraws from the college. The refund policy applies to both matriculating and non-candidate undergraduate students. No adjustment of semester charges will be granted to students who are suspended or expelled for academic or disciplinary reasons. The college reserves the right to suspend or dismiss at any time a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.  

Other Programs 

Information concerning current tuition and expenses for other programs, including the Goucher II, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical, Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification, Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Teachers’ Institute, Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Digital Arts, Master of Arts in Historic Preservation, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, Master of Arts in Management, and Master of Fine Arts Digital Arts can be obtained by contacting the respective offices.