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Tuition, Room, and Board Fees

Tuition/Room and Board Fees

Student Charges

Total charges for the 2020–2021 academic year are as follows:

 
Item Amount
Tuition $54,256
Room $8,542
Board $8,112
Student activities fee $400
Total $71,310

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 ($6,782) or half-course ($3,391), 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

Because of the change in the academic calendar, we expect that bills for the fall semester will be mailed in late July, and they will be payable in late August. As always, payment plans are available for families upon request. For more information, please visit the Swarthmore College Payment Plan website.