Tuition, Room, and Board Fees
Total charges for the 2016–2017 academic year (two semesters) are as follows:
|Student activities fee||$384|
The regular College tuition covers the normal program of four courses per term as well as variations of as many as five courses or as few as three courses. Students who elect to carry more than five courses incur a unit charge for the additional course ($6,090) or half-course ($3,045), although they may within the regular tuition vary their programs to average as many as five courses in the two semesters of any academic year. College policy does not permit programs of fewer than three courses for degree candidates in their first eight semesters of enrollment. After the first eight semesters of enrollment, students are eligible to pay the unit charge for each course.
Semester bills are mailed in July and December. Payment for the first semester is due by July 25, 2016, and for the second semester by Jan. 2, 2017. A 1.5 percent late fee will be assessed monthly on payments received after the due date. Many parents have indicated a preference to pay College charges on a monthly basis rather than in two installments. For this reason, Swarthmore offers a monthly payment plan, which provides for payment in installments without interest charges. Information on the plan is mailed to all parents in April.