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, 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 2016-17 and is subject to change.

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2016-17:

Tuition, Services & Activities Fee . . . . . . . .$26,095 per semester / $52, 190 per year

Health Services Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 per semester / $100 per year
   --This fee is to help cover basic operational and facility costs at the health center on campus,
as well as health education and wellness programs.  This is not a form of health insurance. 

New Student Orientation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 (one time fee)
   --Charged in a student's first semester at F&M

Student Health Insurance (through Hulse/QM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,800 per year
   --Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time students to cover them for every day of       their higher education career (policy runs August 1 to July 31).
   --F&M's coverage can be waived if student provides verifiable proof of comparable insurance coverage (see below for more information).
     
Housing/Room Fee Options:
   Standard Room Fee (Double/Triple) . . . . . . .$3,880 per semester / $7,760 per year

      --Required of First Years & Sophomores

   Special Room Fee/Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,210 per semester / $8,420 per year

   Suite Room Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,360 per semester / $8,720 per year
      --Includes New College House Double Suites

   New College House Apartment Fee  . . . . . . . . $4,550 per semester / $ 9,100 per year

Meal Plan Options--Block Plans & Weekly Plans Available:
Block Plans:

   225 Meal Block Plan w/$120 Flex . . . . . . . . . . $2,680 per semester / $5,360 per year
      --First Years are required to either take this plan or the 14 Meals Per Week plan (see below)
      --Available to Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

  150 Meal Block Plan w/$400 Flex . . . . . . . . . . .$2,615 per semester / $5,230 per year
     --Sophomores are required to either take this plan, the 225 Meal Block Plan (above)
        or the 14 Meals Per Week Plan (see below)
     --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   125 Meal Block Plan w/$220 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . $2,390 per semester / $4,780 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   70 Meal Block Plan w/$225 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,675 per semester / $3,350 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   50 Meal Block Plan w/$340 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,435 per semester / $2,870 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

Meals Per Week Options:
   14 Meals Per Week w/$250 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,680 per semester / $5,360 per year
      --Available to First Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

   7 Meals Per Week w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $1,485 per semester / $2,970 per year
     --DHall Access Only
     --Available to Juniors & Seniors

Please Note on the Meals Per Week Options:  The meal week begins on Friday morning and ends late Thursday night.  Any available meals (14 or 7) not used by Thursday night will be lost and a new 14 or 7 Meals Per Week option will start Friday morning.

Other Meal Plan Notes:
First Year and Sophomore students are required to purchase a meal plan, unless they are commuting students.  See above for the meal plans that are available to First Years and Sophomores.  Please contact College House Administration to determine if a student is considered a commuter.

 

Other Fees:

Part-time students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,524 per course
   --Those taking fewer than three courses in a semester

Application for Admission Fee . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . $60
   --Must accompany each application for admission
   --This is a non-refundable processing fee

Enrollment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500
   --Required of each incoming first year student, transfer student or student re-admitted to reserve and maintain the student's position in the College
   --This is a non-refundable fee

Proficiency Examination Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100 per course, payable in advance
   --Fee is assessed for each proficiency exam taken by a student to earn credit for a course

Late Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 per semester
   --Fee is assessed on all accounts that are not paid by the specified due date

Returned Check/Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 for each returned payment

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.

All fees are subject to change without notice.
 

Rechargeable Meal Plan Options (2016-2017):

In the event that a student depletes the meals in his/her meal plan prior to the end of the semester, he/she can purchase additional meals at the rates indicated below.  Please contact Student Accounts in the Business Office to add rechargeable meals at 717-358-4213 or email us at business.office@fandm.edu.

Enrolled in the 225 or 150 Block Plans:
15 Meals - $ 112.00/block
10 Meals - $  85.00/block 
  5 Meals - $  49.00/block

Enrolled in the 125, 70 or 50 Block Plans:
15 Meals - $ 131.50/block
10 Meals - $  97.00/block
  5 Meals - $  56.00/block

Payment Options & Due Dates

Tuition Billing Dates:
Fall 2016 . . . . . . . . . Early July 2016
Spring 2017 . . . . . . Mid-Late November 2016

Tuition Payment Due Dates:
Fall 2016 . . . . . . . . . August 2, 2016
Spring 2017 . . . . . . December 15, 2016

Payments made to Franklin & Marshall directly should be mailed to:
Franklin & Marshall College
Cashier
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

Tuition Payment Options:
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:
--cash
--check
--money order
--online via credit card (Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Visa) -- there is a 2.75% convenience fee charged on all credit card payments
--online via debit of a checking or savings account -- this pay method is free of charge 
--payments via wire transfer are also available and may be a better method of payment for international students--please contact Student Accounts by emailing us at business.office@fandm.edu and we will email the wire information to you

Tuition Payment Plan Option:
Franklin & Marshall recognizes that full payment due at the beginning of each semester may present a challenge, so we have formed a relationship with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to provide monthly tuition payment plans.  Monthly payment plans provide a convenient alternative to lump sum semester payments.
Payment plans that are currently available are:
--12-month plan with first due date of April 1
--10-month plan with first due date of June 1
--8-month plan with first due date of August 1
For more information, please contact TMS at 1-800-722-4867 or visit their website at www.afford.com/fandm.

Failure to Pay Information:
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 in a subsequent semester.  Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency for further collection action.

Summer Sessions 2016 

Summer School 2016 Fees:

Summer School Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,262 per course
Internships-For-Credit Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,631 per credit

Summer Housing Fees:
   --F&M student attending classes, a Hackman Scholar or a student employed by 
      the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$98 per week or $392 per session
   --Guest (non-F&M) Student . . . . . . . . . . . . $98 per week or $392 per session
   --Housing fee for all others . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$190 per week

Meal Plan Options (Dining Hall only):
Session I - 35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . $405 for the session beginning June 11
Session II - 35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . .$405 for the session beginning July 5
Session II - 50 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . $550 for the session beginning July 5
Rechargeable Plan - Add 5 meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51.50

Other Summer Fees:
Late Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 for payments received after due date

Summer Session Payment Due Dates:
Session 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 16, 2016
Session 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 20, 2016
Internships. . . . . . . . . . . . . June 20, 2016

Payment can be made by cash, check (made payable to Franklin & Marshall College), online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) -- a convenience fee of 2.75% will be charged on all credit card payments, or by debit of a checking or savings account (this method of payment is free of charge).   Payment via wire transfer is also available and may be a better method of payment for international students.

Additional summer school information is available at Summer Sessions.

Student Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Franklin & Marshall College.  College policy requires students maintain health insurance coverage that covers them every day of their higher education career.  This includes summer and breaks.  The College's student health insurance policy is administered by Hulse/QM and the policy runs August 1 to July 31.  Please visit hulseqm.com/studentportal for more information.

F&M needs a response from every student.  If your private health insurance provides comparable coverage while you are attending school in the Lancaster, PA area, you may waive the College insurance coverage during the open enrollment period.  You must enroll in the College's student health insurance program if you do not have private health insurance or your insurance does not provide comparable coverage to the school sponsored plan.

If you do not respond with waiver information, or you do not have private health insurance coverage, the student health insurance charge will be added to your student account in July.  The cost of the College's health insurance coverage for academic year 2016-17 will be $1,800.  

Please visit F&M's Appel Health Services site at www.fandm.edu/health-services for more information regarding this policy and other student health services.