2016-2017 Projected Cost of Attendance

Goucher offers generous financial aid-consisting of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study-to help bridge the gap between your family's resources and the cost of attending Goucher.

The Board of Trustees will make a final decision about costs for the 2016-2017 year in February. Here are the projected costs:

Direct Costs

             Tuition: $42,820

             Room and board (on campus): $12,300

             Required fees: $880

Indirect Costs (families should plan for extra expenses such as the following)

             Books, supplies, etc.: $1,200

             Miscellaneous: $2,500

             Health insurance: $1,581 (if not waived)


            Campus parking

            Athletic events

            Academic tutoring


            Community enrichment events

Total: $59,700* (not including health insurance)

*This is a general guideline and not legally binding. For a detailed list of all fees and costs for the 2015-2016 academic year, please click here to be redirected to the Billing Office's webpage. To estimate your net direct costs based on your financial aid, please use the Billing Office's Undergraduate Billing Worksheet.



Full-time tuition covers 12 to 18 credits per semester. Course loads
of fewer than 12 credits are billed at the part-time per credit rate. Course loads beyond 18 credits are billed at the full-time rate, plus an additional per-credit charge.

Required fees

The Student Activity Fee, Health and Counseling Fee, Campus Green Fee, and Technology Fee are mandatory for full-time students.

Room and Board

This figure is based on the basic rate for a double room and the 150-block meal plan (150 meals + 350 Dining Dollars), the most popular board option for entering full-time students. Although there are many plans available, including Kosher options, we recommend a 150- or 190-block plan in the student's first year.

Books, supplies, etc.

This is the average costs of books and supplies for the academic year.


This estimate of miscellaneous costs may include transportation, computer, loan origination fees, or other personal costs.