March 24, 2020
Kenyon is suspending its residential program and transitioning to remote instruction. Read more about Kenyon's response to COVID-19.
A billing invoice will be e-mailed to the individual(s) who has been identified by the student as being responsible for payment approximately 30 days before the payment due dates.
$30,400 for the beginning semester; $30,400 for the second semester.
$3,705 for the beginning semester; $3,705 for the second semester. This fee also covers the use of the College's commons rooms.
$150 for the beginning semester; $150 for the second semester. This fee is allocated by Student Council for its sponsored activities. The amount of this fee is established by referendum of the student body.
The rate for residence-hall double occupancy ($2,710 for the beginning semester; $2,710 for the second semester) will be charged as rent on the billings. An adjustment will be made after registration when it is determined which room is occupied. If room assignments have been made for returning students, the actual rate will be charged. The rental rate is based on the planned occupancy (single, double, triple) of an assigned room.
The tuition for a course taken for credit is $7,600 per semester. For a noncredit course, the tuition is $1,520 per semester. Guest students are those who apply for admission as guest students for the purpose of enrolling in a course on a credit basis or on an audit basis but are not considered to be degree candidates. Academic records of guest students are maintained on file on a permanent basis.
As a convenience to the students, the College will accept an advance deposit of $950 for beginning semester and $950 for second semester to be credited to the student's K-Card account. The K-Card can be used as a debit card for purchases at the following locations in Gambier; Kenyon College Bookstore, Campus Auto, the Gambier Deli, the Kenyon Inn, the Village Market, the Village Inn, Chilitos, Wiggin Street Coffee and various laundry facilities. In Mount Vernon the Kenyon K-Card is accepted at Domino's Pizza, Marcos Pizza, Papa John's Pizza, Dave's Cosmic Subs, The Joint and Stein Brewing Company, Rite-Aid Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy and On the Run Drive Thru. The College can accept deposits for amounts other than the billed fee. Additional K-Card information.
The rate for the 2020-21 academic year is not yet available (2019-20 rate is $1,525 for the entire year). The Plan provides comprehensive coverage for hospitalization, including major medical coverage. The Optional Health Insurance coverage can be waived online between July 16, 2020 and August 15, 2020 at www.studentplanscenter.com if proof of comparable coverage can be provided.
This elective insurance plan is offered by A.W.G. Dewar. The rate for the 2020-21 academic year is not yet available (2019-20 rate is $206 each semester). Tuition refund insurance substantially increases the refund adjustments provided by the College (see "Refund Policy") so that students will receive a 75 percent return in term fees in the event of withdrawal due to illness or accident. The optional tuition refund insurance must be waived online no later than August 27, 2020 at www.tuitionrefundplan.com. The plan provides coverage for tuition, room, board, and student activities fee. Room-rate coverage is restricted to the standard residence hall double-occupancy fee and is not adjusted for variations in the student's actual living arrangement.
A student may earn credit for each private instruction course taken in music. The fee for each course in voice or instrumental instruction is $560 (.25 unit of credit) or $280 (.13 unit of credit). The billing policy for private instruction in music is as follows:
Lessons: Amount Billed
This fee is waived for music majors who are taking required private instruction for credit toward graduation.
On occasion, when there is sufficient interest, a department may offer supplemental programs, such as horseback riding or advanced ballet, to augment its basic programs. Students who choose to enroll in these extra programs will be billed during the regular billing cycle for the associated cost of participation.
Student may receive a copy of a transcript of their academic records for a fee of $7.00 each.
$200 per year, applicable to all students having automobiles on campus.
$25 per card
Course-change fees are assessed in accordance with the following schedule:
Students who arrive prior to their assigned move-in date will be charged $100 per night; students must request permission in writing and in advance from the Office of Residential Life to arrive early.
In general, students may not arrive more than two days prior to their assigned move-in date, and permission is dependent on the residential space being available. All other students will not be permitted on campus before the official opening of the College and students may not stay as a guest of other students during the early arrival period.
Students who arrive, or are found on campus during the early arrival period without prior approval, will be charged $200 per night and face possible judicial action.
Students who do not properly check out of their College residential space will be charged an improper check out fee of $150. Extensions, if given, must be approved in advance by the Office of Residential Life and students may be charged $100 for each additional night until they vacate their room. Any of the student's possessions remaining on the premises after a student's check-out time will be deemed abandoned, and any cost incurred in removing the possessions will be charged to the student(s) assigned to that residential space.
Lost/Stolen or Unreturned Key Charge: If a College residential house, apartment, suite or room key is lost or not returned when the student is checking out of their residential space, the lock will be replaced and the student will be billed $150.00 per key for parts and labor.
The senior class determines how much it will assess each member of the class for activities held throughout the year, including Senior Week (the week immediately preceding graduation).
Entering-Student Deposit: Upon notification that a candidate has been admitted to Kenyon, they must return with the acceptance an advance payment of $350. This $350 will remain on deposit during the student's enrollment and will be credited in full to the student's billing account just prior to graduation or upon permanent withdrawal from the College to reduce any indebtedness. If, for some reason, the student never actually enrolls at Kenyon, the $350 is nonrefundable.
A student is not officially registered until all fees and charges are paid.
Transfer or Withdrawal: A student who wishes to transfer credits to another institution or to withdraw from the College must pay in full all indebtedness to Kenyon, including all amounts borrowed, before a transcript of the student's academic record will be issued or the request granted. Transcripts are not released until all payments are made.
Past-Due Accounts: In accordance with rules established by the Board of Trustees, an additional fee of 1.5 percent of the amount remaining unpaid at the close of business on the day on which it is due will be added to the balance of any account not paid when due. Registration for admittance to classes is not complete until the student's account is paid in full. In addition, any student whose bill is thirty (30) days past due may be suspended from all College privileges including admittance to classes and College residences until payment has been made. The 1.5-percent penalty will also be assessed against any account that receives credits for a Cashnet Tuition Payment Plan contract subsequently terminated for nonpayment (see "Monthly Payment Plan" for information on the Tuition Payment Plan administered by Cashnet).
Lockout Fee: $15 per occurrence.
Parking Fines: In order to control automobile traffic and parking on campus, various regulations have been established. Violators of these regulations are subject to monetary fines.
Damages: Students will be billed for the costs of repairs and replacements, as a result of damages to or destruction of College property, for which the student is responsible.
Library Fines: Library fines vary depending on the patron type, the lending policies of the Consortia and the material type.
Returned Checks: A $30 handling charge will be assessed for all checks returned because of insufficient funds or other reasons.
Mandatory Student Fees and Charges: Tuition, room, board, and student activities fee are billed two times per year as follows:
In addition, three optional items, K-Card deposit, health and accident insurance and tuition refund insurance, are billed with the mandatory fees and charges.
Miscellaneous: Other fees, deposits, and fines incurred by the student will be billed monthly as they are received by the Accounting Office.
Monthly Payment Plan: Some parents may prefer to pay tuition and other fees in equal monthly installments during the year. The College is happy to offer this convenience through the Cashnet tuition payment plan. The College does not have an internally administered partial-payment plan.
The Cashnet tuition payment plan allows you to pay College fees in eight (8) convenient monthly payments, commencing July 1. The cost of this plan is $55 annually. Information on this plan will be forwarded separately. Enroll beginning June 1 at www.commerce.cashnet.com/paymentportal.
If you have enrolled in the eight-month tuition payment plan, 50 percent of your contract will be credited for first-semester fees and 50 percent for second-semester fees. (Even though the credits are applied to the bills, Kenyon only receives money from the payment plan as Cashnet receives payments from clients, so contracts must be kept current. All contracts, regardless of the date initiated, must be paid in full by February 1, 2021.)
External Loans not Based on Financial Need: Kenyon College participates in several educational-loan programs that are not based on financial need. For more information about alternative student loan programs and the Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS Loan), please visit www.kenyon.edu/familyloans.xml.
The payment of tuition and fees can be made by cash, check, credit card, ACH (e-check), bank wire or with a Cashnet tuition payment plan.
Cash, check or overnight payments should be mailed to:
209 Chase Avenue
Gambier, OH 43022
Online U.S. domestic payments by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) and ACH (electronic check) are accepted and processed by Official Payments at www.officialpayments.com. Official Payments will charge a 2.65% convenience fee for debit and credit card transactions. The College does not receive the convenience fee. An ACH (e-check) option is offered at no cost.
International Payments - Flywire accepts payments made outside of the United States, allowing you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency. For more information visit www.flywire.com.
Bank wire: Contact the Student Accounts Office at 740-427-5178 for bank wire instructions.
Voluntary Non-medical Refund Policy: If a student chooses to withdraw for a non-medical reason during the first 60% of the semester, the College will pro-rate a tuition refund based on the percentage of the semester completed. After 60% of the term has been completed, tuition for the semester will not be adjusted. Board charges will be credited for the term based on the percentage of the semester completed. Room rent and other fees and charges are not refundable.
Federal Refund Policy: Students receiving financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, who withdraw during the first 60 percent of the semester (measured in calendar days) will be subject to a "Return of Title IV Funds" calculation to determine the portion of their federal student aid that must be returned to the federal government. Students who withdraw after the 60-percent point are considered to have "earned" all of their federal student aid. State aid reductions may also be required in accordance with each state's regulations.
Scholarships and Student Aid: A student receiving financial assistance from the College will have one-half of such assistance applied to each semester against the required fees and charges (excludes the work study funds from which wages are paid directly to the student as earned). Scholarships or other awards made by institutions other than Kenyon must be paid to the College within thirty (30) days after fees and charges are due.
Residences: Because Kenyon is a residential college, all students live in College residences and eat in the College dining halls. Exceptions to this practice may be made only through written permission from the Dean of Students.
Information Requests: Questions or requests for clarification of charges or refund policies should be addressed to: Shirley F. O'Brien, Controller, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.