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Tuition, Housing, and Food Fees

Tuition, Housing, Food and Fees

Student Charges

Total charges for the 2023–2024 academic year are as follows:

Item Amount
Tuition $61,992
Housing $9,578
Food $9,386
Student activities fee $420
Total $81,376

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 ($7,750) or half-course ($3,875), 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.

Payment Policy

Bills for the fall semester will be mailed in early July (and will be due later in July). Bills for the spring semester will be mailed in early December (and will be due in early January). Payment plans are also available. For more information, please visit the Swarthmore College Payment Plan website.