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Tuition Fee Schedule

Fall 2019 Tuition & Fees


Full-Time (12 credits or more) per semester

Tuition:  $21,851 for returning tier 1 students
Tuition:  $22,944 for returning tier 2 students
Tuition:  $23,862 for incoming students
Student Fee:  $382.50 for returning students
Student Fee:  $420 for incoming students
Student Health Fee $125
Tuition Refund Insurance $162 per semester
(Tuition refund insurance is optional, to opt out of coverage you may send an email to Please include the student’s name and ID#.)

Part-Time (fewer than 12 credits)

Tuition (per 4 credit course):  $7,284 tier 1 students
Tuition (per 4 credit course):  $7,648 tier 2 students
Tuition (per 4 credit course):  $7,954 incoming students
Student Fee: $127.50 returning students
Student Fee: $140 incoming students
Student Health Fee: $42
 (per 4 credit course, mandatory)

Audit fee

 $395 (per course)

Other Academic Fees:

Applied Music (per course):  $360
Student Teaching:  Actual Cost
Scuba:  $200
Advanced Scuba:  $175
Horseback Riding:  $525
Off Campus application fee: $200
Off Campus Group O fee: $450
Orientation - fall   $240
Orientation - spring  $174
Graduation:  $300
Maintenance of Degree:  $310
7/1/07 Grandfathered students only
Traditional Single: $3,605
Traditional Double: $3,090
Renovated Single: $3,914
Renovated Double: $3,399
Suite Style Single: $4,223
Suite Style Double: $3,708
Apartment Style Single: $4,378
Apartment Style Double: $3,863
Double buy out: (available for spring only) $1,000

Resident plans

Ultimate Plan ($400 Dining dollars):  $3,580
19 Traditional Plan ($250 Dining Dollars: $3,271
14 Traditional Plan ($250 Dining Dollars: $3,080
250 Block Plan ($300 Dining Dollars: $3,271
220 Block Plan ($400 Dining Dollars): $3,080
180 Block Plan ($500 Dining Dollars):$2,826
150 Block Plan ($600 Dining Dollars): $2,573
Non-resident only plans
75 Block (all lunch w/$275 Dining Dollars):  $880
100 Block (all lunch w/$225 Dining Dollars): $1,014
750 Dining Dollar plan: $750
Late Payment Fee (undergraduate):  $200
Security Deposit: New students $300
Health Insurance - Full Year:  $1,482

Late Payment Fee

Washington College charges a late payment fee of $200 on any balance of $2,000 or more for undergraduate students and $80 on any balance of $800 or more for graduate students. A late fee is charged when a student:
  • has not paid the account in full or made payment arrangements by the officially posted due date for the current semester; or
  • has defaulted on a payment plan; or
  • has financial aid canceled, in any manner.

Statement of Account

Student account statements are available online through Student Self-Service. The following payment options are available:

1. Mail a check payable to Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620. Your student Account number MUST be on your check.

2. Credit card payments may be made with MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card through  Student Self-Service or Payment OptionsThere is a 2.5% convenience fee for this service.

3. E-check payments can be made through Student Self-Service or Payment Options. There is no fee for this service.

4. Washington College is pleased to offer the tuition payment plan administered by Official Payments. Enrolling in a tuition payment plan is easy. Enrollment for fall 2019 will begin 7/8/2019.

Plans offered for fall 2019 are a 5 month installment plan with payment beginning 7/20/19 or a 4 month installment plan with payment beginning 8/20/19. There is a one time enrollment fee of $55 for the plan. 

Plans offered for spring 2020 are a 5 month installment plan with payment beginning 12/20/19 or a 4 month installment plan with payment beginning 1/20/2020. There is a one time enrollment fee of $55 for the plan. 

The student will be responsible for immediate payment of the semester balance due should the Official Payments payment plan be terminated. The late payment fee will also apply.

Students who have not paid in full, or who have not made satisfactory arrangements to pay in full using financial aid or the payment plan, by the due date for the semester, will not be considered as having met their financial obligation. Until this obligation has been met, students may not return to campus, attend classes, or obtain keys or a college ID card.

Student Debit Card System

WC student ID cards are able to have funds added so they can be used to make purchases at the Bookstore, retail food locations in Hodson Hall Commons and Sassafras Hall and in the Office of Information Technologies. Funds can be added through GET and are accepted for ID card purchases (cash and personal checks will still be accepted, and credit cards and debit cards in most locations).

Excess Financial Aid funds can be transferred to the student debit card by using the Transfer option of the Transfer/Refund Credit Balance found on the student WebAdvisor page. 


All students are required to have health insurance coverage. All NEW students will be enrolled in and billed for the College plan, which provides limited accident and sickness coverage, unless a waiver form is completed and returned to Health Services prior to July 15, 2019. All foreign students are required to purchase health insurance through Washington College. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Pending Financial Aid

Federal regulations require that Federal grants and loans be posted to student accounts no earlier than 10 days prior to the first day of class. Therefore, if you have been awarded a Federal grant or loan and have accepted the Federal grant or loan, the amount of the award will appear on your billing statement as “pending aid.” Your balance due is calculated as the difference between your charges and all aid awarded and accepted, including pending aid.

If you have been awarded and have accepted a Federal Direct Student Loan, the loan amount will appear as Pending Aid on your billing statement. Loan amounts have been deducted from your charges. Federal Direct Student Loan paperwork can be done electronically. Instructions can be found on the Financial Aid site.

Outside Private Scholarships will be credited to the students account upon receipt of the check from the outside organization.

To avoid any delays or problems, please be sure to complete all forms and submit all required paperwork to the Financial Aid Office by December 15. If you intend to use a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan or an alternative student loan (i.e. Sallie Mae Smart Loan, Wells Fargo, Citi Assist Loan) towards the payment of your semester charges, you must have the loan pre-approved and all loan applications completed prior to December 15. If your loan is pre-approved prior to December 15, it will appear on your statement as Pending Aid. However, if the loan is not pre-approved prior to December 15, you must pay the Amount Due on your billing statement to complete the registration process. Loan applications will not be accepted or processed during August registration and check-in.

Credit Balance Refunds

A request for refund for a credit balance can be made using the refund option of the Transfer/Refund Credit Balance option on the student WebAdvisor page. 

Tuition Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from the College during a semester, the student will be responsible for all nonrefundable amounts. When the student withdrawal results from a disciplinary action, the College makes no refund of any kind.

Tuition refunds or credits will be allowed according to the following schedule: Before classes begin: 100%; during the first two weeks of classes: 75%; during the third week of classes: 50%; during the fourth week of classes: 25%. After the fourth week of classes there will be no refund.

Fees are generally not refundable after the start date of the semester.

Residence hall spaces are assigned for the full semester; therefore no refunds or credits for rooms are given for a student withdrawing after classes begin.

Board refunds or credits will be determined on a pro-rated basis.


Tuition refund insurance coverage is available through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. for withdraws due to injury or sickness. 

All students will be billed $162/semester for academic year 2018/2019 coverage unless the student is receiving tuition waiver. Requests to OPT OUT coverage can be submitted to, please be sure to include the student’s name and college ID# in the email.


General Questions

General questions about your bill can be answered by the Office of Student Accounts

Ground floor Bunting Hall 
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Phone: 410-778-7266 extension 8

Specific Questions

Questions about a specific line item should be directed to the office responsible for the fee or charge, as listed here:

Housing Office, Student Affairs
Casey Academic Center, 2nd floor

Financial Aid Office
Casey Academic Center, 3rd floor

Parking and Vehicle Registration Office
Wicomico, Public Safety Office

Admissions Office
Casey Academic Center, 3rd floor

International Programs and Services Office
508 Washington Ave.

Health Services Office
Queen Anne Health Center

Office of the Registrar
Bunting, Ground Floor