Expenses, Refund Policy, Fees

The tuition and fees listed represent the charges for the 2013-2014 academic year. In planning for the following year, students should expect an increase in line with rises in institutional costs.

Charges Per Quarter

NOTE: The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees prior to the opening of any quarter.

  Resident Student Commuter Student
Tuition $13,009 $13,009
Student Activity Fee* 108 108
Room 1,378 0
Full Board Plan 1,447 0
Total 15,942 13,117

*Students enrolled on campus will incur a $108 Student Activity fee for the Fall and Winter quarters. In the Spring quarter the fee is $107.

The college offers the seven board plans listed below:

Meal Plans Description* Quarter
Carte Blanche Premium     20 meals/week + $115 munch money/term* $1,547
Carte Blanche+ $15
20 meals/week + $15 munch money/term*   1,447
15 meals Premium
15 meals/week + $125 munch money/term*   1,463
15 meals+ $25
15 meals/week + $25 munch money/term*   1,363
10 meals Premium
10 meals/week + $135 munch money/term*   1,243
10 meals+ $35 10 meals/week + $35 munch money/term*   1,143
100 Block + $100 100 meals/week + $100 munch money/term*    
  1,326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Munch Money for all meal plans will carry over from term to term. However, any unused Munch Money at the end of the spring term will be forfeited.

Students can change their board plans up to the Thursday of the 1st week each quarter.

Starting in the 2012-13 academic year all first year, new transfer, and all international students will be required to have health insurance coverage.

A normal course load at Kalamazoo College is three units. If a student takes two or four courses, the tuition cost remains the same.

Of particular significance to those students participating in the study abroad program is the subsidy repayment that is required should they withdraw from the College. The Board of Trustees has designated $1,300 as the amount that must be repaid to the College before a transcript may be released for those who consider transferring from the College after having participated in study abroad. This fee is payable at the time a transcript is requested and is refundable upon completion of the degree if the student remains at or returns to the college. (Further information regarding penalties for withdrawal from the study abroad program may be found in the "Center for International Programs" section of this catalog.)

Entering students will pay a fee deposit of $350 to reserve a place in the class; this also reserves space in a residence hall. It is credited against the bill for tuition and fees. New students will be notified of the due date for the fee when they are admitted to the College. All drafts and checks should be made payable to Kalamazoo College.

Quarterly payments are due on or prior to the opening of each quarter. Bills not paid by the due date will be considered past due; students will be assessed a late charge of 1.5 percent per month on any past due balance. In addition, a registration hold will be placed on the student's account Monday of 6th week preventing registration for the following quarter. Lastly, the registration hold will become an administrative withdrawal from the college as of 5pm on the 1st day of the following quarter. The hold will be removed once the balance is paid or the student has made acceptable payments arrangements with the Student Accounts office.

Transcripts cannot be released until all financial obligations are met.

The College offers a tuition payment plan through the Student Accounts Office. For information please visit: www.kzoo.edu/billing

Kalamazoo College Refund Policy

When a student chooses to withdraw from the College, we recommend the student start the withdrawal process with the Office of the Dean of Students. The student will receive useful information about separating from the College and in some cases will be advised to meet with a staff person from the Office of Financial Aid.

Tuition, Room & Board: The refunding of tuition will be based on the official date of withdrawal and room and board charges will be based on the date the student vacates the room. Charges are pro-rated based on the number of days enrolled to the number of days in the term, including weekends and holidays. At the point where the number of days enrolled is at or greater than 60 percent of the term, there will be no refund of charges. (Further information regarding penalties for withdrawal from the study abroad program may be found in the "Center for International Programs" section of this catalog.)

Financial Aid: The effect that a withdrawal has on financial aid varies with the provider of the financial aid. Federal, Title IV financial aid will be returned to the U.S. Department of Education according to federal regulation. This regulation uses a daily pro-ration of financial aid earned based on the number of days enrolled to the number of days in the term, including weekends and holidays. At the point where the number of days enrolled is at or greater than 60 percent of the term, there will be no return of federal funds. Institutionally-funded scholarships and grants will use this same pro-ration method. Financial aid from the State of Michigan will be returned to the Michigan Department of Treasury according to the formula specified by the state. The state's refund is based on percentage of tuition paid by the program to the percentage of tuition refunded back to the student. (Further information regarding penalties for withdrawal from the study abroad program may be found in the "Center for International Programs" section of this catalog.)

A student who receives a refund of federal financial aid after the posting of institutional charges and subsequently withdraws from the College before 60 percent of the term is over will be subject to the federal return of funds policy on a portion of the funds they received back as a credit on their account. Such an outcome is unlikely to occur, but may occur when a student has no charges on their account for room and board as a result of living off campus.

Whenever possible, a student who receives any financial aid should attempt to consult with staff in the Office of Financial Aid before withdrawing. A student who successfully gains re-admittance to the College will be considered for need-based aid or merit scholarships under certain conditions. Reinstatement of need-based institutional, federal, and state aid is subject to application requirements and availability of funds. Students seeking reinstatement of institutional scholarships will automatically be considered for reinstatement upon official notice of re-admittance from the Registrar. If the student left in good academic standing and campus citizenship and still has remaining terms of eligibility, they will have their scholarship(s) reinstated.

Special Fees

> .80 to 1.4 Registered Units $4,336
>. 40 to .80 Registered Units   2,476
> .20 to .40 Registered Units   1,238
Up to .20 Registered Units     619
LandSea Program   2,387
Special Secondary School Fee (per course)   1,189
On-line Admission Application (nonrefundable)       40
Matriculation Fee     100
Advanced Deposit (Nonrefundable)
 
  First-Time Students     350
  LandSea Program     100
  Study Abroad     300
Applied Music Fee
 
  Half-hour private lesson per week for 10 weeks     266
  One-hour private lesson per week for 10 weeks     532
  One-hour group lesson per week for 10 weeks     175
Official Transcript Fee         3
Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment       50