Schedule of Fees and Expenses

Each student is charged, on a semester by semester basis, fees that cover tuition, room, board and some College charges for activities and labs. 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 2020-21 and is subject to change.

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2020-21:

Tuition Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,436 per semester / $60,872 per year

Health Services Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58-Fall, $57-Spring  / $115 per year
   --This fee is assessed to all students to cover LG Health/F&M Student Wellness Center visit co-payments.  This standard fee is separate from SHIP and Comp Care, it is not a form of health insurance and it cannot be waived.

Student Activity Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$38-Fall, $37-Spring / $75 per year
   
--This fee is used to fund student activities related to enhancing the student experience outside of the classroom.

General Deposit (refundable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 per year
   --Charged to all students in the fall who are billed for housing through their F&M student account with the exception of JSP and fraternity or sorority housed students. The deposit will be used to pay for residence hall damage charges, parking fines, library fines, printing charges and other misc charges as assigned.
  --Off-campus study students will not be charged this deposit until they are back on campus.  Regardless of the semester the student is back on campus, the student will be charged $200. 
   --The deposit will be reversed on the student account by the 30th day after the dorms close for the year. Any credit balance remaining on a student's account after all charges have been assessed at the end of the academic year and after the General Deposit has been reversed can be refunded back to the student upon request, otherwise, the credit balance will remain on the account and flow into the next academic year.  For graduating seniors, refunds will be processed no later than the third week in June (for Dec grads, by Feb 15th).

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

Student Health Insurance (through QM Services) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,127 per year
   --Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time students to cover them for every day of their higher education career (policy year runs August 1 to July 31).
   --F&M's coverage (SHIP) 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) . $4,361-Fall, $4,360-Spring / $8,721 per year

      --Required of First Years

   Special Room Fee/Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,730 per semester / $9,460 per year

   Suite Room Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,904-Fall, $4,903-Spring / $9,807 per year
      --Includes New College House Double Suites

   New College House Apartment Fee  . . . . . . . $5,120 per semester / $10,240 per year

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

   225 Meal Block Plan w/$120 Flex . . . . . . . . . . $3,009 per semester / $6,018 per year
      --First Years are required to either take this plan or the 20 or 14 Meals Per Week plan (see below)
      --Available to Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

  150 Meal Block Plan w/$400 Flex . . . . . . . . . . .$2,938 per semester / $5,876 per year
     --Sophomores are required to either take this plan, the 225 Meal Block Plan (above)
        or the 20 or 14 Meals Per Week Plan (see below)
     --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   125 Meal Block Plan w/$220 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . $2,683 per semester / $5,366 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   70 Meal Block Plan w/$225 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,882 per semester / $3,764 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

   50 Meal Block Plan w/$340 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,612 per semester / $3,224 per year
      --Available to Juniors & Seniors

Meals Per Week Options:
   20 Meals Per Week w/$180 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,029 per semester / $6,058 per year
      
--Available to First Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

   14 Meals Per Week w/$250 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,009 per semester / $6,018 per year
      --Available to First Years, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

   7 Meals Per Week w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $1,668 per semester / $3,336 per year
     --DHall Access Only
     --Available to Juniors & Seniors

Please Note on the Meals Per Week Options
   -- The meals per week meal plans are based on a 7-day serving week. The meal week begins on Friday morning and ends late Thursday night.  Any available meals (20, 14 or 7) not used by Thursday night will be lost and a new 20, 14 or 7 Meals Per Week option will start Friday morning. 
  --Due to the start/end dates of the semester or other breaks in the academic calendar, weeks shorter than 7 days do happen. During weeks that are less than 7 days in length, the number of weekly meals available to the students in those weeks will be prorated as a percentage of available service days and the 7-day week.

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.
  --A meal plan is required for students living in traditional residence halls. Juniors and Seniors must select a 125 Block Plan or 14 Meals/Week or higher. Students in NCH apartments are exempt.

 

Other Fees:

Part-time students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,609 per course
   --Those taking fewer than three courses in a semester.  In most cases, a student must petition to be part-time.

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 and will not be applied to the student's tuition bill.

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 (2020-2021):

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 the Student Accounts Office to add rechargeable meals at 717-358-4213 or email us at studentaccounts@fandm.edu.

Enrolled in the 225 or 150 Block Plans:
15 Meals - $122/block
10 Meals - $93/block 
  5 Meals - $54/block

Enrolled in the 125, 70 or 50 Block Plans:
15 Meals - $145/block
10 Meals - $107/block
  5 Meals - $61/block

Payment Options & Due Dates

Tuition Billing Dates:
Fall 2020. . . . . . . . . TBD
Spring 2021 . . . . . . Mid November 2020

Tuition Payment Due Dates:
Fall 2020 . . . . . . . . . TBD
Spring 2021 . . . . . . December 14, 2020

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

Payments sent via overnight/express carrier should be mailed to:
Franklin & Marshall College
Attn:  Cashier
415 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA  17603

Note: When mailing payment in via check, please include the student's name and F&M ID number on the check.

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 or money order (mail to the Cashier or bring payment to the Cashier Window)
  • Online through our payment portal (Cashnet).  Pay methods available are:
    • via credit card (Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or Visa) -- there is a 2.75% convenience fee charged on all credit card payments
    • via debit of a checking or savings account -- this pay method is free of charge
    • via foreign currency (wire transfer) through Western Union -- this may be a better method of payment for international students
    • NEW - payment plans through the payment portal -- payment plans are set up by semester (not full year) - enrollment dates are as follows:
      • Fall 2020 Payment Plan Options:
        • 6-month payment plan available Mar 17 to May 10 (w/first due date of April 1)
        • 5-month payment plan available May 1 to July 10 (w/first due date of June 1)
        • 4-month payment plan available July 1 to Sept 10 (w/first due date of Aug 1)
      • Spring 2021 Payment Plan Options:
        • 6-month payment plan available Sept 15 to Nov 10 (w/first due date of Oct 1)
        • 5-month payment plan available Oct 1 to Dec 10 (w/first due date of Nov  1)
        • 4-month payment plan available Nov 1 to Jan 10 (w/first due date of Dec 1)

 

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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, or if the payment plan does not cover the balance due, a late fee of $500 will be assessed, and a financial hold will be placed on the student's account.  A financial hold restricts future registration, prevents the student from entering the housing lottery, prevents a graduating senior from receiving their diploma, and requests for official transcripts will be denied.

Student accounts that remain unsettled at the end of a semester will be deemed delinquent and the student will be placed on a Leave of Absence for Financial Reasons.  If this occurs, payment in full is expected before the student can enroll in a subsequent semester.  Also, the student may not take courses at another institution for transfer credit.

Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency for further collection action.

Summer Sessions 2020 

Summer School 2020 Fees:

Summer School Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,805 per course
Internships-For-Credit Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,903 per credit

Summer Housing Fees:
   --F&M student attending classes, a Hackman Scholar or a student employed by 
      the College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 per week or $432 per session
   --Guest and/or Non-F&M Student . . . . . . . . . . . . $210 per week or $840 per session

Meal Plan Options (Dining Hall only):
 --35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $444 per session
 --50 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $602 per session
Rechargeable Plan - Add 5 meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51

Note:  The meal plan for Session I begins with dinner on June 8th.
                The meal plan for Session II begins with dinner on July 13th. 

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

Payment for Summer Session Charges are Due Upon Receipt of Invoice.
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 (SHIP)

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 QM Services and the policy runs August 1 to July 31.  Please visit www.QMServicesinc.com 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.

Students will be charged for the SHIP coverage on the first Fall eBill of the year.  As waiver information is received by the College from QM Services, the charge will be reversed on the student's account.  If you do not respond with waiver information, or you do not have private health insurance coverage, the student health insurance charge will remain on the student's account.  The cost of the College's health insurance coverage for academic year 2020-21 is $2,127.

Please visit F&M's Student Wellness Center website at www.fandm.edu/health-services for more information regarding this policy and other student health services.