The tuition cost of the MFA program in the academic year 2013-14 (academic year begins with the summer 2013 semester) is $815 per credit. Room and board for the 2013 summer residency is $95 per night. Students also have the option of staying off-campus. Additional costs for books, research or library materials, personal communications fees, and travel costs are the student's responsibility, as are housing, meals, and travel for the spring mini-residencies and any incidental costs related to the required internship. There is a $100 student service fee each semester. Modest annual increases may be expected each year.
All student accounts must be current before enrollment is allowed for subsequent semesters. A late fee of $125 will be assessed if payment has not been received by the due date.
In order to participate in commencement exercises, a student must have completed all academic requirements for the degree and have settled all college accounts.
A monthly payment plan is available from Academic Management Services (AMS) at 1-800-635-0120.Goucher now accepts online payments. Visit http://goucher.edu/Billing and click on Make and Online Payment link for details. Payments may be made by check, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
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.
Refund or Credit Allowed
You will receive a refund of your tuition based on when you withdraw from a course, except for the non-refundable residency tuition.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 awarded.