During the summer preceding the academic year, each student receives a complete bill for tuition and fees. Bills are sent electronically to the student's Davidson College email address and may also be viewed online at the following website:
Scholarship and grant awards from Davidson College, loans for which the parent or student have applied, and federal and state sources are noted on college bills. Outside awards, campus jobs, and loans which have been offered but have not been applied for, are not shown as credits. The fees for the 2013-14 academic year are as follows:
Required student charges (tuition, student activity fee) $42,849
Standard Double Room (fees vary from other room types) $6,249
Meals (19 per week; other plans are available) $5,585
An orientation fee for new students ($150 for first-year students and transfers) is included in the fall semester billing. Other fees may also be required. See Additional fees.
You may make payment for tuition and fees using one of the following methods:
All payments for outside scholarships should be mailed to:
Attn: Edna Rimmer
Davidson, NC 28035-7162
For overnight deliveries:
Attn: Edna Rimmer
209 Ridge Rd
Davidson, NC 28035
Fees are payable in two installments: August 9 and December 20. Davidson College collects fees in two installments, but we recognize the need, or preference, of many parents to pay on a monthly basis. This service is available through Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI), the college’s approved payment plan company. There is a $40.00 application fee to enroll and all payments are interest-free if payments are made on time. Information may be obtained at www.ecsi.net or by calling 1-888-549-3274.
A student who is unable to pay fees in full by the installment due date must contact the Business Services Office prior to that date. No student will be allowed to return for any semester if his/her account is not paid in full or if arrangements to use the college approved payment plan have not been made prior to the due date. There is a $25 penalty charge for late payment. Interest charges at 18 percent per annum are also assessed on late payments.
In order to graduate and receive a diploma, all financial obligations to Davidson College must be paid in full. Furthermore, no official transcripts will be released until a student has met all financial obligations to the college.
Students who enter at the beginning of the spring semester will be billed one-half of the required student charges, room, and meal fees listed above.
After the tenth day of classes, no refunds on tuition or room rent will be made. Fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters for which a student does not register will be refunded in full subject to the notification deadlines noted in the “Academic and Personal Leave” policy that follows. Fees for meals are refunded on a pro-rata basis determined by the week of withdrawal.
The College offers tuition-refund insurance through AWG Dewar, Inc. Detailed information may be obtained by calling 617-774-1555 or online at www.collegerefund.com.
The usual fee includes:
1) Room(Detail of Room and Meal Rates)
All students are required to live on campus for their entire college career unless officially excused by the Director of Residence Life
2) Board (Detail of Room and Meal Rates)
A full board plan based on 19 meals per week is required for all first-year students during the fall semester. The second semester, first-year students may choose from the 19-meal plan or an identically priced 16-meal plan. The 16-meal plan provides additional food points (Bonus Bucks) to be used in any of the campus food locations (Commons, Union Café, Wildcat Den, and vending machines). Upper-class students may choose from a variety of meal plan options each semester. The college does not provide meals during semester or holiday recess periods. Meal plans may be changed without penalty during the first week of classes. After that time, a student incurs a 15 percent charge when changing to a lower meal plan or canceling a meal plan altogether.
3) Routine medical care
Routine medical care is available at the Student Health Facility. For additional information, please visit the Student Health web page.
Laundry Services furnishes bed linens to students, and provides wash, dry and fold services of everyday laundry. Washing and pressing of shirts and blouses is included in this service. Students who fail to return their bed linens directly to the front counter at year's end will be charged replacement cost. Dry cleaning, pressing, alterations and the laundering of large pieces (sleeping bags, blankets, quilts, etc.) are available at competitive prices.
A mailbox is provided at the Davidson College Post Office. For additional information, please see the campus post office website.
6) Activity Fee
The fee is for student publications, student government, and social and cultural activities.