Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    May 20, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Fees and Expenses, 2012-13 Academic Year


Fees and Expenses, 2012-13 Academic Year

Tuition (Full-Time)


Two semesters (12-18 credits)


One semester (12-18 credits)




Note: Tuition overload charge of $1,236 will be charged each semester for each credit over 18.



Tuition (Part-Time)


Per Credit hour

 Fall and Spring semesters *

Summer (2012) and Winter (2013) *




Audit fee per course



(excluding music private instruction)

* Internship credits are charged the per-credit rate during the

  Fall or Spring semesters, but not charged during Summer or Winter.







Two semesters

$5,532       Triple room rate


$6,532 Basic room rate


$6,688 Special double room


$7,032 Single room





One semester


$2,766     Triple room rate

$3,266 Basic room rate


$3,344 Special double room


$3,516 Single room







One semester



190-block meal plan + $300 dd*

$2,395 (kosher, add $249)


150-block meal plan + $350 dd*

$2,166 (kosher, add $256)

140-block meal plan + $325 dd*

120-block meal plan + $300 dd*

100-block meal plan + $300 dd*

$2,144 (kosher, add $194)

$2,070 (kosher, add $166)

$1,714 (kosher, add $161)






50-block meal plan + $50dd*

$840 (kosher, add $80)



Please note that meal blocks and dining dollars do not carry over to the next semester. All 2012-2013 meal plans include significant increases in dining dollars from prior years.


* dining dollars 


A student enrolled for 12 or more credits per semester has full-time status. A student enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours per semester is considered part-time. Half-time status is an enrollment of six credit hours per semester. A normal course load is 15 credit hours per semester and 30 credit hours per academic year. Students enrolled for more than 18 credits during a semester will be charged the part-time rate for each additional credit. Billing is issued on a per-credit charge to part-time students. Full-time students are charged the Health and Counseling fee and Student Activity fee annually, even if enrolled only for the fall or spring semester. Part-time students are charged the per-credit tuition rate only.

Tuition, fees, and board charges are based on course loads and meal plan selections as of the last day of add/drop 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 register for classes, participate in room draw, participate in Commencement, or receive a transcript or diploma unless there has been a satisfactory settlement of all college bills and all student disciplinary matters.

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 last day of add/drop each semester, with the exception of double rooms as noted below.  Changes after the last day of add/drop 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 becomes a double by the last day of add/drop 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 last day of add/drop 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 last day of add/drop 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). Any hall and/or room damage charges are also assessed at that time. 


Other Fees

Health and Counseling fee:




Parking fee for students



Per semester:



Per year:





Student Activities fee:


Health Insurance Fee (12 months):

available May, 2012

Late Registration Fee


Late Payment Fee


Cap and Gown Fee

Cap and Gown Late Fee





Music fees:



Surcharge for private music lessons taken for credit, per semester:





Audit fee for vocal or instrumental instruction, including practice fee, per semester (noncredit):





Horseback-riding semester fees (14 weeks):



One session per week:



Two sessions per week:



Three sessions per week:



Three sessions and two practice rides



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


The Health and Counseling fee and Student Activities fee are mandatory fees that are charged annually to full-time undergraduate students attending one or both semesters. The Health and Counseling 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 Health Insurance fee will be charged to all full-time undergraduate students who 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 based on the date the Online Application for Degree form is submitted.  December/January completers are charged $70 up until October 1 and $90 after that date. May/August completers are charged $70 up until February 1 and $90 after that date.  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 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 Community Living.

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 late May and in mailings from the insurance broker in early July.  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 21, 2012 to August 20, 2013.

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/billing). Payment of charges for the fall semester is due by August 4; for the spring semester, by January 4. Online payment information and other payment methods are listed on the Goucher website under Billing: Payment Options. The student’s ID number should be included with all payments and correspondence. 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 whose billing account is delinquent will be denied the privileges of registering, attending classes, living in the residence halls, obtaining transcripts, using college facilities, and/or participating in graduation ceremonies. A transcript of a student’s record will not be released if any of the student’s accounts are in arrears, whether or not the student is currently enrolled.

Students and their billing parties will be responsible for payment of all costs, including reasonable attorney fees and collection agency fees, incurred by the college in collecting monies owed to Goucher. The college will assess a $25 fee for any check 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 request has been received by the Billing office and the add/drop date has passed for the semester that the credit balance occurred.

Students Withdrawing From College

Refund period dates are determined by reference to “Important Dates for Students,” published by Student Administrative Services at the beginning of each semester. A partial refund of payments may be made to students who withdraw from all courses of their own accord. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student’s account will be refunded. Federal Aid will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return to Title IV calculation. The Title IV calculation is 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 will be made once 60% of the semester has passed (with the exception of the board charge). Any remaining balance due must be paid by the student. A $250 administrative fee will be assessed to the student.

Refund/Credit Allowed




Before classes begin:



Please see the refund policy on the billing website (www.goucher.edu/Billing) for withdrawals after the semester classes have begun.

Students are billed semester tuition charges based on course loads as of the last day of add/drop 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.  The semester board charge will be refunded based on the lesser of days of attendance or meal-plan usage during the semester.

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, 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, and Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability can be obtained by contacting the respective offices.