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 2015-2016 and is subject to change.

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2015-16:

Tuition, Services & Activities Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,300 per year
Health Services Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 100 per year
New Student Orientation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200 (one time fee)
 
  --Charged in a student's first semester at F&M
Student Health Insurance (through Hulse/QM) . . . . . . $ Pending for 2015-16
  
--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)
   --The cost of student health insurance for 2014-15 was $1,558.  The cost for 2015-16 is pending.

Housing/Room Fee Options:
Standard Room Fee (Double/Triple) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,550 per year
  
--Required of First Years & Sophomores

Special Room Fee/Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,190 per year

Suite-Includes New College House Double Suites . . . . $ 8,490 per year

New College House Apartment Fee  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 8,850 per year

Meal Plan Options (Block Plans & Weekly Plans Available):
Block Plans:
225 Meal Block Plan w/$120 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 2,610 per semester
   
--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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,545 per semester
  
--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/$220 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 2,325 per semester
  
--Available to Juniors & Seniors

70 Meal Block Plan w/$225 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 1,630 per semester
  
--Available to Juniors & Seniors

50 Meal Block Plan w/$340 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 1,395 per semester
  
--Available to Juniors & Seniors

Meals Per Week Options:
14 Meals Per Week w/$250 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,610 per semester
  
--Available to First Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

7 Meals Per Week w/No Flex (DHall Access Only) . . . $ 1,445 per semester
 
--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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 6,288 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

General Matriculation 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 (2014-2015):

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:

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 2015                July 31, 2015
Spring 2016           December 21, 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

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

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 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 Sessions 2015 

Summer School 2015 Fees:

Summer School Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,144 per course
Internships-For-Credit Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,572 per credit

Summer Housing Fees:
   --F&M student attending classes, a Hackman Scholar or a student employed by 
      the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 95.50 per week or $ 382 per session
   --Guest (non-F&M) Student . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 95.50 per week or $ 382 per session
   --Housing fee for all others . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 185 per week

Meal Plan Options (Dining Hall only):
Session I - 35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . $ 396 for the session beginning June 8
Session II - 35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . .$ 396 for the session beginning July 6
Session II - 50 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . $ 535 for the session beginning July 6
Rechargeable Plan - Add 5 meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50

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

Summer Session Payment Due Dates:
Session 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 26, 2015
Session 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30, 2015
Internships. . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30, 2015

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 at the beginning of July.  The cost of the College's health insurance coverage for academic year 2014-15 was $1,558.  The cost for academic year 2015-16 is pending. 

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.