Goucher College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Fees and Expenses, 2020-2021 Academic Year

Undergraduate Fees and Expenses, 2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition (Full-Time)


Two semesters (12-18 credits)


One semester (12-18 credits)




Note: Tuition overload charge of $1,570 will be charged each semester for each credit over 18. 



Tuition (Part-Time)


Per Credit Hour  
Fall and Spring semesters* $1,570
Summer 2020* $450
Winter 2021* TBD

Audit fee per course (excluding music private instruction)


*Applies to all Undergraduate courses including Independent work and Internship credits.  
Bachelors of Professional Studies (online programs)  


Per Credit Hour $300



Two semesters


$7,688       Basic Double


$8,460      Special Double


$9,228      Single


$8,072      Basic Double (First-Year Village)



$9,612      Single (First-Year Village)  
$10,252    Special Single  
$7,688      Resident Assistant Basic Double  

One semester


$3,844     Basic Double


$4,230     Special Double


$4,614     Single


$4,036     Basic Double (First-Year Village)



$4,806     Single (First-Year Village)  
$5,126     Special Single  
$3,844     Resident Assistant Basic Double  

(Mandatory for resident students)

One semester


10 Meals/week + $250 dining dollars/semester $2,626

14 Meals/week + $250 dining dollars/semester


19 Meals/week + $250 dining dollars/semester





Please note that meal plans do not carry over to the next semester. All first year students are required to be on the 19 meal plan. Meal plans and dining facility hours are subject to change. Please refer to www.goucher.edu/billing/meal-plan-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. 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 (excluding those on study abroad) are charged one half the annual mandatory student services fee in the fall and spring semesters. 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 the style and occupancy of a 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 any student disciplinary matters.

Housing Fee Policy

Goucher College charges different housing fees depending on the style and occupancy of a room. The cost is based on the following room styles: basic double, single, special double (suite), special single (includes bathroom), single, and basic double/single within the first-year village. Changes before the drop deadline will result in an additional or reduced room cost, however, changes after the drop deadline each semester will not result in any fee change.  Students with vacancies in their room should anticipate the vacancy being filled at any time.

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)  

Student Activities fee


Part-time Student Fee $37/per credit

Parking fee for students



Per year:



One semester:


Health Insurance Fee (12 months):


Late Registration Fee


Late Payment Fee


Bachelors of Professional Studies online fee  
Technology fee (per semester) $332

Music fees:



Surcharge for private music lessons taken for credit, per semester





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





Horseback-riding semester fees (14 weeks)



One session per week



Two sessions per week



Three sessions per week



Five sessions per week


The Student Activities fee is a mandatory fee that is charged one-half each fall and spring semester to full-time undergraduate students. The Student Activity fee funds all SGA activities. 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).


Enrollment Deposit

A nonrefundable enrollment deposit is required of all first-year undergraduate students by May 1. Returning undergraduate students are not required to pay an Enrollment Deposit, however students who are participating in a study abroad semester or 3-week intensive study abroad program are still required to pay a deposit to hold their place in that program.

Housing Deposit

First-year resident students are required to submit a non-refundable housing deposit, along with their enrollment deposit, by May 1. 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 carrier. 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 full-time students). The annual health insurance policy covers a 12-month period, from August 20, 2020 to August 19, 2021.

Tuition Refund Insurance

The college offers tuition refund insurance to full-time undergraduate students through a 3rd party company. Students are automatically charged for this insurance at the start of each fall semester and can opt-out by submitting an online waiver by the deadline which will remove the charge from their account. Students attending in the spring semester who did not either opt-out of the insurance in the fall, or did not attend in the fall, will be charged for the tuition refund insurance at the start of the spring semester. Students who waived the tuition refund insurance for the fall semester will not be charged for this insurance in the spring semester, but they can request this insurance if they want that coverage. The deadline to opt-out of the fall semester insurance is September 30, and February 28 for the spring semester.

Schedule of Payments

E-bill statements for semester charges are available in mid-June (fall semester) and early December (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 (online payment) access can be found on the billing website (www.goucher.edu/billing). Payment of charges for the fall semester is due mid-July; for the spring semester, by early January. Online payment information and other payment methods are listed on the Goucher website under Billing: Payment Options. An Undergraduate Billing Worksheet is available on the Billing website to assist with the calculation of the net balance due for the semester and/or year. 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 pay all fees and charges established by the college, including reimbursement of any collection agency fees, if applicable. Such fees may be based on a percentage of the amount owed to the college, up to a maximum of 24%. The college may also recover all costs and expenses including reasonable attorney’s fees, it incurs in such collection efforts. 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 and the date notification of withdrawal is received in the Registrar’s Office. 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


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 withdrawn from after that date, unless the student withdraws from all of their semester courses during the first five weeks of the semester. 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, Bachelors of Professional Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Premedical, Post-Baccalaureate Certificates, Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Teachers’ Institute, and Master Degree programs can be obtained by contacting the respective offices.