For the 2012 entering class, tuition was $780 per credit. There is a $100 student services fee each semester. Students should budget approximately $150 per course for texts, readings and other materials.
On-campus room and board for the 2012 summer session was $95 per night. Students will be housed in individual air-conditioned dorm rooms with meals provided in the dining hall. Although it is highly recommended that students reside on campus, they may elect to reside off campus during the summer session. Those doing so must make their own housing and dining arrangements. Modest annual increases in tuition and fees may be expected.
All student accounts must be current before enrollment is allowed for subsequent semesters. A late fee of up to $125 will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date. Payments may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. A monthly payment plan is available from Academic Management Services (AMS) at 1-800-635-0120.
In order to participate in commencement exercises, a student must have completed all academic requirements for the degree and have settled all college accounts.
Optional Health Insurance
Graduate students registered full time (9+ credits) are eligible to participate in the Goucher Health Insurance plan. (See plan rates here). The insurance premium will be charged directly to your Goucher account. Spouses and/or dependent children can be enrolled in the Goucher plan but must be enrolled directly with GM-Southwest, Inc. on the insurance website: www.goucherstudentinsurance.com. Payment of the premium for family member coverage will be paid directly to GM-Southwest, Inc.
Graduate Enrollment Process: To elect enrollment, email the Graduate Programs office at email@example.com. The Graduate Programs office will submit your information to be entered in the plan database and you will then be automatically enrolled in the plan. Once enrolled, you can go online at www.goucherstudentinsurance.com and click the "Register/Login" tab to complete the registration process and to print a temporary ID card and Health Ticket. A permanent ID card will be mailed to you. If you have questions about your enrollment, please call (888) 776-9920 or (800) 477-4415 or go to the website above.
Texts and Resources
Most course texts, readings and other materials are available from a national distribution house associated with the program. Additional course material is available during the summer session. Students are responsible for securing all research and other materials necessary for courses.
Minimum Computer Requirements are:
- Windows XP or later, or Mac OS 10.4 or later
- Minimum 2 GB of memory (RAM)
- The latest version of Java available from: http://www.java.com/en
- The latest version of QuickTime available from: http://www.apple.com/quicktime
- A current word processing software
- A headset with microphone
- Broadband Internet connection is required. Examples of broadband internet connection are high-speed DSL or a Cable modem.
- Use of Goucher e-mail is highly recommended
Incoming students may apply to transfer up to seven credits from approved graduate-level historic preservation or related courses successfully completed at accredited colleges or universities. The course content must be similar to that offered by the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program. Credit may not be transferred for HP 638 or 641.
Students seeking transfer credits must submit a photocopy of course syllabus, catalogue description and other material that adequately describes the course to the director by the first day of the summer session. A transfer fee of $100 will be charged for each credit approved.
You will receive a refund of your tuition based on when you withdraw from a course.
A partial refund of payments may be made to students who withdraw from courses of their own accord. Any credit balance remaining after these adjustments to the student's account will be refunded. Institutional and federal aid as well as tuition and fees will be adjusted in accordance with the Federal Return of Title IV calculation. The Title IV calculation is based on the day of attendance as a percentage of total days in the semester up until 60%. For example, if a student drops a class after completing 20% of the semester, the student would be eligible for all but 20% of the tuition (or an 80% refund). After 60% of the semester has been completed, no refunds are rewarded.
Before classes begin: 100% refund
Up until 60% of the semester: Prorated refund based on Title IV refund policy
After 60% of the semester: No refund