Schedule of Fees and Expenses

The schedule of expenses shown below indicates actual charges and is subject to change. Fees are charged on a semester by semester basis. 

The cost to the College of educating each student is well in excess of these fees. The balance is provided principally by gifts from alumni and friends and by income from endowments.

If you are a prospective student or family and would like to estimate your cost of attendance, you can do so using MyinTuition or the Net Price Calculator. These tools help you estimate your personal cost of an F&M education. Please carefully read the introductory and explanatory information provided with each calculator.

Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2023-24

Tuition Fee

$34,090 per semester / $68,180 per year

Health Services Fee

$62 per semester / $124 per year

  • This fee is assessed to all students to cover some services provided by or through the Student Wellness Center. For a complete list of covered services, see Section V of the SAHF Plan Document.

Student Activity Fee

$38 per semester / $76 per year

  • This fee is used to fund student activities related to enhancing the student experience outside of the classroom.

General Deposit (Refundable)

$200 per year

  • Charged to all students in the fall who are billed for housing through their F&M student account with the exception of JSP and fraternity or sorority housed students. The deposit will be used to pay for residence hall damage charges, parking fines, library fines, printing charges and other miscellaneous charges as assigned.
  • Off-campus study students will not be charged this deposit until they are back on campus. Regardless of the semester the student is back on campus, the student will be charged $200.
  • The deposit will be reversed on the student account by June 30th after the dorms close for the year. Any credit balance remaining on a student's account after all charges have been assessed at the end of the academic year and after the General Deposit has been reversed can be refunded back to the student upon request, otherwise, the credit balance will remain on the account and flow into the next academic year. For graduating seniors, refunds will be processed no later than June 30th (for December grads, by Feb 15th).

New Student Orientation Fee

$200 (one time fee)

  • Charged in a student's first semester at F&M (fall term only).

Housing/Room Fee Options

Standard Room Fee (Double/Triple): $4,606 per semester / $9,212 per year

  • Required of first-years

Special Room Fee/Single: $4,996 per semester / $9,992 per year

Suite Room Fee: $5,182 per semester / $10,364 per year

  • Includes Roschel House Double Suites

Roschel House Apartment Fee: $5,410 per semester / $10,820 per year

Meal Plan Options Available

All Access Meal Plan +200 Flex: $3,178 per semester / $6,356 per year

  • Required for all first-years
  • Plan includes unlimited visits/meals in the Ben Franklin Dining Hall during regular operating hours.
  • 14 meal exchanges for use in retail locations available per week (Friday-Thursday)

15 Meals Per Week +$275 Flex: $3,116 per semester / $6,232 per year

  • Minimum required for sophomores, juniors and seniors living on campus in residential rooms and suites.

10 Meals Per Week +300 Flex: $2,834 per semester / $5,668 per year

  • Available only to juniors and eniors living off campus.
  • Sophomores who live off campus in a theme house with a kitchen are required to purchase 10 Meals Per Week or higher.

100 Meal Block Plan +$230 Flex: $1,988 per semester / $3,976 per year

  • Available only to juniors and eniors living off campus.

75 Meal Block Plan +$320 Flex: $1,704 per semester / $3,408 per year

  • Available only to juniors and seniors living off campus.

Additional Meal Plan Information

  • A meal plan is required for all students living on campus in residential rooms and suites.  
  • Juniors and seniors living in apartments in College Row, College Hill, a James Street Property, Roschel College House, or a theme house with a full kitchen have the option to select a meal plan but it is not required. Sophomore students approved to live in these spaces are required to maintain a meal plan at the 10 Meals Per Week level or higher.
  • Students approved as commuters are not required to have a meal plan. Please contact the Housing Office with questions about commuter status.  
  • Meal plans encompass only dates when classes are in session. During College breaks and closures, dining services may not be available or additional charges for dining may apply for students who elect to stay on campus.
  • Meal plans are null and void at the end of each semester. Any remaining and unused meal swipes are removed from the plan and do not carry over to the next semester.
  • Any Flex dollars remaining from a fall term meal plan carry over from fall to spring in the same academic year as long as the student has a meal plan in the spring term. If there is no meal plan on the student's account for the spring term, Flex dollars left over from the fall do not carry over and are forfeited. Students must have a meal plan in the spring term for Flex to carry over from fall to spring.

Other Fees

Part-Time Students

$8,522 per course

  • Those taking fewer than three courses in a semester. In most cases, a student must petition to be part-time.

Application for Admission Fee


  • Must accompany each application for admission. This is a non-refundable processing fee.

Enrollment Fee


  • Required of each incoming first-year student, transfer student or student re-admitted to reserve and maintain the student's position in the College. This is a non-refundable free.

Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 per course, payable in advance

  • Fee is assessed for each proficiency exam taken by a student to earn credit for a course.

Late Payment Fee

$500 per semester

  • Fee is assessed on all accounts that are not paid by the specified due date.

Returned Check or ACH Payment Fee

$25 for each returned payment

Student Health Insurance (through QM Services)

SHIP Charge (Student Health Insurance)


  • Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time students to cover them for every day of their higher education career (policy year runs August 1 to July 31).
  • F&M's coverage (SHIP) can be waived if student provides verifiable proof of comparable insurance coverage.

Rechargeable Meal Plan Options

In the event that a student depletes the meals in his/her block meal plan prior to the end of the semester, he/she can purchase additional meals at the rates indicated below.

Rechargeable meals are not applicable to the meals per week plans. Please contact the Student Accounts Office to add rechargeable meals at 717-358-4213 or email us at

Enrolled in the 100 or 75 Block Plan

  • 15 Meals: $159/block
  • 10 Meals: $118/block
  • 5 Meals: $68/block

Summer Sessions 2024

Summer Sessions Tuition

$2,900 per course

Internships-for-Credit Fee

$2,130 per credit

Summer Housing Fees

$175 per week for Current F&M Students
$210 per week for Guest Students

Meal Plan Options (Dining Hall Only)

  • 35 Block Meal Plan: $500 per summer session
  • 50 Block Meal Plan: $675 per summer session
  • 5 Block Rechargeable Meal Plan: $70

Summer Tuition Payment Due Dates

Summer Session 1: May 13, 2024
Summer Session 2 (includes internships for credit):
June 17, 2024

Payment for Summer Session Charges

Payment can be made by cash, check (made payable to Franklin & Marshall College), online via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). A convenience fee will be charged on all credit card payments, or by debit of a checking or savings account (a fee may apply). Payment via wire transfer is also available and may be a better method of payment for international students.

Tuition Refund/Withdraw Fee Schedule

The tuition refund/withdraw fee schedule is based on charges (fees) billed, not payments made.


F&M Tuition Refund/Withdraw Fee Schedule 2023-24

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Summer Sessions 2024 Refund Schedule

  • By 4:00 p.m. on the second day of classes: 100%
  • By 4:00 p.m. on the third day of classes: 75%
  • By 4:00 p.m. on the fourth day of classes: 50%
  • By 4:00 p.m. on the fifth day of classes: 25%
  • No refunds will be issued after the fifth day of the session

Tuition Refund Insurance

We believe it's important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. Franklin & Marshall has partnered with GradGuard to provide our families with tuition insurance. The deadline to sign up for this insurance is prior to the first day of classes.

This coverage expands the scope of the College's refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room & board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance, a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.

To get a quote or learn more about tuition insurance, call 1-877-794-6603 or visit


Payment Due Dates

All charges and fees for each semester are billed in advance and must be paid in full by the specified term due date.

Tuition Billing Dates

Fall 2023: Early July 2023

Spring 2024: Mid-November 2023

Tuition Payment Due Dates

Fall 2023: August 5, 2023

Spring 2024: December 15, 2023

Payment Options

Online Payment and Billing (eBill)

Franklin & Marshall has partnered with Transact Campus to provide online billing and payment services for student tuition bills. Students are automatically enrolled in the eBilling system. As new bills become available, students and their authorized users will receive an email notification in their F&M email that the bill is ready to be viewed. Because an online system is being used, paper tuition bills are not printed and mailed.

Those with account access will be able to view the statement, print the bill and make payments online via credit card,* debit of a checking/savings account, wire transfer through Convera, or by setting up a payment plan. 

Electronic billing provides families with many benefits:
  • Flexibility to view the bill electronically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location
  • Ability to pay the bill electronically 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location with a bank account in the United States
  • Authorization of third parties (parent, guardian, sponsor) to view and pay the bill
  • Faster delivery of bills through email notifications
  • Private and secure transmission of billing and payment information
  • Ability to access and print a PDF of the bill
  • Electronic rather than paper recordkeeping
  • Option to eliminate postage and mailing of checks

To log in and view the student eBill:

Students must log in to myDiplomat. From the navigation menu, select My Info, then click on the Tuition Statement/Payment icon. That icon will take you to the payment portal where you can view your eBill. Please note, you must login to myDiplomat to view your eBill. You cannot login to the payment portal directly from a URL to view your eBill.

Authorized Users
If you are an authorized user, you can log in via our payment portal.

*A convenience fee is charged on all credit/debit card payments. This fee is not associated with or passed on to Franklin & Marshall. Payment from a checking or savings account is free of charge.

Cash, Check or Money Order

If you prefer to mail your payment, please print out a copy of the bill, tear off the top portion, and send it with your payment to one of the addresses indicated below. It is important to return the top portion of the bill with your check, to ensure that the payment is credited to the correct student account.

Payments made to Franklin & Marshall directly should be mailed to:

Franklin & Marshall College
Attn: Cashier
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA  17604-3003

Payments sent via overnight/express carrier should be mailed to:

Franklin & Marshall College
Attn: Cashier
415 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA  17603

Note: When mailing payment in via check, please include the student's name and F&M ID number on the check.

You may also hand deliver payment to the Cashier Window in the Steinman College Center. The Cashier is behind the Welcome Desk in the Diplomat Exchange.

Payment Plans

When it comes to financing your education, you have options. If you’d prefer to pay your tuition bill over several months each semester instead of providing a full tuition payment at one time, you may enroll in our payment plan. Payment plans are set up by semester, not by full academic year. 

Fall Payment Plan Options

  • 5-month payment plan available May 1 to July 10 (first due date of June 1)
  • 4-month payment plan available July 1 to Sept. 10 (first due date of Aug. 1)

Spring Payment Plan Options

  • 5-month payment plan available Oct. 1 to Dec. 10 (first due date of Nov. 1)
  • 4-month payment plan available Nov. 1 to Jan. 10 (first due date of Dec. 1)
To enroll in the payment plan with our partner, Transact Campus, you must be an authorized user of the student's account. For additional information, contact Student Accounts at or call 717-358-4213.

Wire Transfer

You may wire a transfer directly to Franklin & Marshall. Please be advised that if you are remitting the student tuition payment via wire transfer, you will need the following information:

Fulton Bank
1695 State St.
East Petersburg, PA 17520 USA

Fulton Bank Swift Code


Fulton Bank ABA Number



Franklin & Marshall College
415 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603 USA

Beneficiary Account Number


Further Credit

Student Name and F&M ID Number

For international wires only

IBAN # US0313014220362310861


Authorized User Access to Student Accounts

In order to make a payment toward tuition, you must have authorized user access to a student account. Authorized user access allows a student to specify who can view billing statements, make payments online and/or set up a payment plan. 

Learn more about authorized user access


Failure to Pay 

If a family does not make payment by the specified billing due date, does not adhere to a payment plan schedule, or does not cover the balance due on a payment plan by the due date, a late fee of $500 will be assessed, and a financial hold will be placed on the student's account. A financial hold restricts future registration, prevents the student from entering the housing lottery, prevents a graduating senior from receiving their diploma, and requests for official transcripts will be denied.

Student accounts that remain unsettled at the end of a semester will be deemed delinquent, and the student will be placed on a Leave of Absence for Financial Reasons. If this occurs, payment in full is expected before the student can enroll in a subsequent semester. Also, the student may not take courses at another institution for transfer credit.

Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency for further collection action.

Any student whose College bill is unpaid is not eligible to receive a diploma. The College reserves the right to refuse to release official transcripts of a student’s records if bills are unpaid.

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