Schedule of Fees and Expenses

Each student is charged, on a semester by semester basis, fees that cover tuition, room, board, and most College charges for activities, laboratories, treatment at the Infirmary, and special events such as lectures and theater productions. The cost to the College of educating the student, of course, is well in excess of these fees. The balance is provided principally by gifts from alumni and friends and by income from endowments. The schedule of expenses shown below indicates actual charges for 2014-2015 and is subject to change.

The fee schedule for 2015-2016 has not been determined at this time, however the new fee schedule will be announced in March 2015 following review and approval by the Board of Trustees.


Tuition, Services and Activities Fee

$48,414 per year

Standard Room Fee-double/triple

$7,330 per year

Special Room Fee-single
Suite - includes new college house double suites
New College House Apartment Fee 

$7,950 per year
$8,240 per year 
$8,590 per year

225 Meal Block Plan/120 Flex*
(per semester)

$2,477.50 per semester

180 Meal Block Plan/145 Flex**
(per semester)

$2,395 per semester

125 Meal Block Plan/220 Flex***
(per semester)

$2,210 per semester

70 Meal Block Plan/195 Flex***
(per semester)

$1,550 per semester

50 Meal Block Plan/245 Flex***
(per semester)

$1,325 per semester

Application Fee


General Matriculation Fee
(first-time students)


New Student Orientation Fee
(first-time students)


Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 per course

Chemistry Breakage Deposit

$25 per course

Biology Breakage Deposit

$10 per course

Late Payment Fee

$500 per semester

Health Services Fee

$50 per semester

* Required of Freshmen, available to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
** Available to Sophomores, Junior, Seniors
*** Available to Junior, Seniors

Freshman and sophomore students are required to purchase a meal plan, unless they are commuting students.
(Please contact College House Administration to determine if the student is considered a commuter.)

Part-time students (those taking fewer than three courses) are charged $6,052 per course.

A non-refundable processing fee of $60 must accompany each application for admission to the College.

The General Matriculation Fee of $500 is required of each incoming freshman, transfer student or student re-admitted, to reserve and maintain the student's position in the College.  This fee is not refundable.

The $200 new student orientation fee is not refundable.

A $100 fee, payable in advance, is assessed for each proficiency examination taken by a student to earn credit for a course.

A late payment fee of $500 is assessed for all accounts that are not paid by the specified due date.

Any student whose College bills are unpaid is not eligible to receive a diploma. The College reserves the right to refuse to release official transcripts of a student's records if bills are unpaid.

A $25.00 charge will be assessed for all returned checks. 

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Rechargeable Meal Plan Options (2014-2015)

In the event that a student depletes the meals in his meal plan prior to the end of the semester, he can purchase additional meals at the rates indicated below:

Enrolled in the 225 or 180 Plan

15 Meals - $103.50/block
10 Meals - $   78.50/block 
  5 Meals - $   45.00/block

Enrolled in the 125, 70, or 50 Plan

15 Meals - $121.50/block
10 Meals - $  89.50/block
  5 Meals - $   51.50/block

Payment Options & Due Dates

Payment Due Dates

Fall 2014                 August 1, 2014
Spring 2015           January 5, 2015

Payments made to Franklin & Marshall directly should be mailed to:
Franklin & Marshall College
Business Office
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA  17604-3003

Overnight/Express Carrier packages should be mailed to:
Franklin & Marshall College
Business Office

415 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA  17603

All charges and fees for each semester are billed in advance and must be paid in full by the specified term due date.  Franklin & Marshall accepts payment in the form of check, cash, money order, online via credit card (Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Visa) or online via debit of a checking/savings account.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged on all credit card payments.  

Franklin & Marshall does recognize that full payment due at the beginning of each semester may present a problem, so we have formed a relationship with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to provide a monthly tuition payment plan. This monthly plan provides a convenient alternative to lump sum semester payments. For more information, please contact TMS at 1-800-722-4867 or visit their website at

Failure to make payment by the specified billing due date, or if on a payment plan, failure to adhere to the payment schedule, will cause a late fee of $500 to be assessed.

Student accounts that remain unsettled at the end of a semester will be reviewed by the Student Accounts Table. In the event that an account remains unpaid, the student may be placed on a Leave of Absence for Financial Reasons. If this occurs, payment in full is expected to be made in order for the student to enroll for the following semester.

Tuition Refund Insurance 

With the current level of education costs, we have had a concern for the student who suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave Franklin & Marshall before the semester is complete. In many instances, it means not only the loss of time invested in studies, but also the loss of the semester's costs. With this in mind we are pleased to advise you of an insurance program, the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), which significantly extends and enhances the College's published refund policy. The Plan is administered by A.W.G Dewar, Inc., a company in its eighth decade of service to the educational community. Franklin & Marshall has no financial interest in the TRP. We present it for your consideration, since it has proven to be an effective means of protecting parents' investment in their children's education. Information regarding this plan is available at tuition refund insurance

Summer School 2014 


Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,026 per course

Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$95/week-F&M Rate
                                                               $380/session-F&M Rate
                                                               $185/week-Non-F&M Rate

35 Block Meal Plan . . . . . . . . . . . $385/session
50 Block Meal Plan . . . . . . . . . . . $520/session 
Recharge Plan- Add 5 meals. . .  .$50

Late Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 for payments received after due date

Internship Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,513 per credit

Payment due dates:

Session 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 27, 2014
Session 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30, 2014
Internships. . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30, 2014

Payment can be made by cash, check (made payable to Franklin & Marshall College) or online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or by debit of a checking/savings account.  Please note that a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged on all credit card payments.  Payments made through financial aid are accepted, and students applying for student loans should do so at least three weeks prior to the registration deadline.

Additional summer school information is available at Summer Sessions.