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 2022-23 and is subject to change.

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2022-23:

Tuition Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,826 per semester / $65,652 per year

Health Services Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58 per semester / $116 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; it is not a form of health insurance and it cannot be waived.

Student Activity Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38 per semester / $76 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 June 30th--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 June 30th (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)
  
Housing/Room Fee Options:
   Standard Room Fee (Double/Triple) . . . . . . . . $4,450 per semester / $8,900 per year

      --Required of First Years

   Special Room Fee/Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,826 per semester / $9,652 per year

   Suite Room Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,002 per semester / $10,004 per year
      --Includes Roschel House Double Suites

   Roschel House Apartment Fee  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $5,224 per semester / $10,448 per year

Meal Plan Options Available:

   20 Meals Per Week w/$180 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,070 per semester / $6,140 per year
      --Required for all First Years.

   14 Meals Per Week w/$250 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,009 per semester / $6,018 per year
     
--Minimum required for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors living on campus in residential rooms and suites.

 125 Meal Block Plan w/$220 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . $2,737 per semester / $5,474 per year
      --Available only to Juniors & Seniors living  off-campus.  Sophomores who live off-campus in a theme house with a kitchen are required to purchase a 125 Meal Block Plan or higher.

  70 Meal Block Plan w/$225 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,920 per semester / $3,840 per year
      --Available only to Juniors & Seniors living off-campus.

  50 Meal Block Plan w/$340 Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,644 per semester / $3,288 per year
      --Available only to Juniors & Seniors living off-campus.

Additional Meal Plan Information:
   --A meal plan is required for students living on campus in residential rooms and suites.  
   --Juniors and Seniors living in apartments in College Row, College Hill, a James Street Property, Roschel College House, or a theme house with a full kitchen have  the option to select a meal plan but it is not required. Sophomore students approved to live in these spaces are required to maintain a meal plan at the 125 Meal Block Plan level or higher.
   --Students approved as Commuters are not required to have a meal plan. Please contact the Housing Office with questions about Commuter status.  
   --Meal plans encompass only dates when classes are in session. During College breaks and closures, dining services may not be available or additional charges for dining may apply for students who elect to stay on campus.

 

Other Fees:

Part-time students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,206 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.

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 or ACH Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . $25 for each returned payment

 

Student Health Insurance (through QM Services):

SHIP Charge (Student Health Insurance). . . . . . . . . . . $2,201 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).

 

Rechargeable Meal Plan Options (2022-2023):

In the event that a student depletes the meals in his/her block meal plan prior to the end of the semester, he/she can purchase additional meals at the rates indicated below. Rechargeable meals are not applicable to the meals per week plans. Please contact the Student Accounts Office to add rechargeable meals at 717-358-4213 or email us at studentaccounts@fandm.edu.

Enrolled in the 125, 70 or 50 Block Plans:
15 Meals - $153/block
10 Meals - $113/block
  5 Meals - $65/block

 

Please Note:  

Any student whose College bill is 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.

 

Summer Sessions 2022 

Summer School 2022 Fees:

Summer School Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,950 per course
Internships-For-Credit Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,975 per credit

Summer Housing Fees:
 --F&M student-Per Session Housing . . . . . . . . . . . .$440
 --F&M student-Per Week Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110

 --Non F&M student-Per Session Housing . . . . . . .$840
 --Non F&M student-Per Week Housing . . . . . . . . . $210

Meal Plan Options (Dining Hall Only):
 --35 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $460
 --50 Block Meal Plan w/No Flex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $620
 --Rechargeable Plan - Add 5 Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $62

Note:  The meal plans for Session I begin with dinner on June 6.
                The meal plans for Session II begin with dinner on July 11.

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

Summer Tuition Payment Due Dates:
Summer Session 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 20, 2022
Summer Session 2 (includes internships for credit) . . . . June 24, 2022

Payment for Summer Session Charges: 
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 (a fee may apply).   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.

PLEASE NOTE: THE QM SERVICES WEBSITE WILL OPEN July 1, 2022 for Fall 2022 (to enroll in or waive coverage).

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 student health insurance coverage for academic year 2022-23 is $2,201. Coverage runs August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023.

The cost of  the College's student health insurance coverage for the spring term 2023 is 1,405. Coverage runs January 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023.

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.

 

Payment Options & Due Dates

Tuition Billing Dates:
Fall 2022. . . . . . . . . Early July 2022
Spring 2023 . . . . . Mid-November 2022

Tuition Payment Due Dates:
Fall 2022 . . . . . . . . . August 5, 2022
Spring 2023 . . . . . . December 16, 2022

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 (Transact Campus). 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 -- a fee may apply
    • Via foreign currency (wire transfer) through Western Union -- this may be a better method of payment for international students
    • Payment plans are set up by semester (not full year) - enrollment dates are as follows:
      • Fall Payment Plan Options:
        • 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 Payment Plan Options:
        • 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)
  • Wire Transfer directly to F&M (not through the payment portal). Please click below for the wire instructions. 

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 tranfer credit.

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