Tuition and Fees — 2019

Costs for Students First Enrolled in Fall 2019*

Tuition and Fees 
Guaranteed tuition for students first enrolled in fall 2019$18,960 per semester
Part-time tuition rate (fewer than 12 hours)$1,085 per credit hour
Summer School$400 per credit
Student Activity Fee$190 per semester
College Fee$150 per semester
Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program$510 per credit hour
Graduate Program$610 per credit hour
Audit Fee$110 per credit hour


Continuing Education Students 
Tuition$400 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee$190 per semester
College Fee$150 per semester


Room, Double Occupancy$2,900 per semester
Room, Single Occupancy$4,200 per semester
Room, Apartments North$4,700 per semester
Room, Apartments South$4,700 per semester
Room, Apartments East$4,700 per semester
Room, Apartments East, Double Occupancy$3,700 per semester


Housing — Summer 2019 
Room, 10-Week Summer Session, Single Occupancy$2,200
Room, 5-Week Summer Session, Single Occupancy$1,100
Meal Plans 
19 meals per week$3,000 per semester
14 meals per week and $175 "dining dollars"$3,000 per semester
10 meals per week and $175 "dining dollars$2,300 per semester
19 meals per week and $100 "dining dollars"$3,100 per semester
100 meals per semester$760 per semester
25 meals per semester (Continuing Education only)$210 per semester


Residence Student Parking (academic year)Free
Residence Student Parking (one semester)Free
Continuing Education / Commuter Student Parking (academic year)Free
Continuing Education / Commuter Student Parking (one semester)Free


Traditional Student Full Time (UnitedHealthCare)$2,037
Traditional Student Fall Study Abroad (UnitedHealthCare)$2,037
Student Athletic Insurance (mandatory for student-athletes)$375
Insurance — spring only (UnitedHealthCare)$1,550
Study Abroad and Non-Guilford Programs 
Study Away / Abroad Enrollment Fee$175
Faculty-led and Coordinated Semester Programs$26,042
Direct Study Abroad and Affiliated Partner Programs Abroad (variable per program)$26,042
Washington Learning Center (plus possible surcharge)$20,267


Music Fees 
Location: Guilford College (30 minutes)$350 per course
Location: Guilford College (1 hour)$700 per course
Location: MANC (30 minutes)$350 per course
Location: MANC (1 hour)$700 per course
Accompanying Lab — Music$125
African Drumming Class$150
Guitar Class$150
MUSC 250 — Writing Music$150
MUSC 141-143 — Piano Class$150
Piano Class$150
Other Music Class$150
Modern Dance Fees 
Modern Dance I$90 per course
Modern Dance II$110 per course


Special Course Fees (per course) 
3-D Design — Art 106$80
Approaches to Firing$95
Ceramics Lab$60
Painting Lab$70
Photo Lab$85
Sculpture Lab$75
Woodcarving — Art 250$60
Woodcut — Art 211$70
Advanced Cyber/Network Security$20
Computer Security$90
Cyber/Network Security License$40
Fundamental Cyber Security$30
Inter Networking Computer$50
Security/Info Assurance License$40
System Analysis/Design License$20
First Aid Course$35
Creativity Vocation and Success$120
Emergency Procedures Sports Medicine$25
Historical Geology Lab$60
Math and Algebra for Business$84
Student Teaching — 2 Teacher$150
Student Teaching — ED 440$120


* Miscellaneous fees and charges are subject to revision as appropriate.

Tuition and Fees FAQ

Tuition Adjustments

Subject to the approval of their adviser, students may add or drop courses during the first week of classes. For students reducing their course load to fewer than 12 credit hours through the last day to drop classes without a grade, their account will be adjusted such that they will be billed per credit hour. If this credit-hour reduction results in the student no longer being eligible for financial aid requiring half-time or full-time enrollment for the term, the applicable financial aid will be reduced or canceled in accordance with state and/or federal requirements. However, no adjustment of charges will be made after the last day to drop classes without a grade. Adjustments are determined based on the date the withdrawal/drop form is received by the Office of Registrar and Student Accounts, where all course changes must also be completed.

Withdrawl From the College

Students who completely withdraw from the College may be eligible to receive a partial refund of tuition and room and board. All refunds are paid to the student. If the withdrawal results in the student no longer being eligible for financial aid requiring half-time or full-time enrollment for the term, the applicable financial aid will be reduced or canceled in accordance with state and/or federal requirements. A refund schedule for complete withdrawal may be obtained from the Office of Registrar and Student Accounts. Withdrawal petition forms must be obtained from and returned to the Office for Campus Life. A request to the Office of Registrar and Student Accounts for a transcript of credits is not considered a notice of withdrawal from the College and is also not considered a cancellation of room and/or board reservations.

Explanation of Fees

  • Student Activity Fee: charged to all students to fund the student organizations in which all students may participate or from which they receive benefits.
  • Injury and Sickness Insurance: This is the current premium for a basic student insurance policy. Details of this policy are subject to change annually. If this insurance coverage is not desired, students or parents must complete the online insurance waiver process with UnitedHealthcare before August 31. The charge for student health insurance will remain on the student’s account if this insurance waiver petition is denied. Contact the UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company at 800.237.0903 or email for more information. International students attending Guilford College full time are required to carry for the duration of the academic year a basic sickness and accident/major medical coverage provided by a U.S.-based insurance carrier. Students not wishing to accept Guilford’s insurance must present prior to check-in appropriate evidence of coverage with a U.S.-based insurance carrier.
  • Athletic insurance: required of all students participating in intercollegiate athletics.
  • Electronic Waiver Process: All student accounts are billed for the current student insurance premium. If this insurance coverage is not desired, please visit UnitedHealthcare to initiate the online waiver process. This electronic waiver petition process must be completed and approved by Aug. 31 for the insurance premium charge to be removed from the student’s account.
  • Motor Vehicle Registration Fee: automatically charged to all student accounts at the beginning of the academic year. If parking is not desired, students must notify the Office of Registrar and Student Accounts to have this registration fee waived. The Motor Vehicle Registration waiver form must be completed to request this waiver.
  • Returned Check Charge: Returned checks are re-deposited one time unless we are notified otherwise. A handling fee will be charged to the student’s account each time a check is returned due to insufficient funds or for other reasons. This policy applies to all checks written to Guilford College.
  • Room and Board: Guilford College is primarily a residential campus and unmarried students are required to live on campus and eat in the College dining facilities. Local students may apply to live at home with their parents or guardians by completing the Off Campus Application and submitting it to the Office for Campus Life. Students not approved to live off-campus who have not completed a housing application will be assigned campus housing and required to pay all related charges.