Tuition and Costs

Basic expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year at Hillsdale are as follows:

Tuition*
$28,170

Room
$5,900

Board (Knorr Family Dining Room)
$6,010

General Fees
$1,312

Total
$41,392

*Tuition includes both Fall and Spring semesters with a course load of 12-17 credits.

Tuition

The tuition expense for each additional credit hour over 17 hours is $790; for fewer than 12 credit hours, the charge is $1,120 per credit hour.

Room Charge

The room charge is based on double occupancy. The additional charge for a single room is $310 per semester upon availability. The additional expense for a double room requested for single use will be one-and-one-half times the usual double room rate. The additional cost for a suite room is $800 per semester. The additional cost for Washington, D.C.-based Hillsdale House Apartments is $260 per week.

Meal Plans

There are six meal plan choices available to students. Two of these plans provide a fixed number of meals per week. Four of these plans include “Liberty Bucks,” a credit that can be used at any on-campus food service.

Name Meals Allowed Liberty Bucks/Semester Cost/Year
All inclusive 19/week $25 $6,010
15 meal plan 15/week -0- $5,550
Block 200 200/semester $200 $6,010
Block 150 150/semester $75 $5,550

The following meal plans are only available to off-campus and Suite residents:

Name Meals Allowed Liberty Bucks/Semester Cost/Year
10 Meal Plan 10/week -0- $4,120
Block 100 100/semester $25 $4,120

A student may change from one meal plan to the other only until August 27, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. for the fall semester, and January 14, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. for the spring semester.

General Fees

The general student fees of $1,312 per year include a subscription to the Collegian student newspaper, Winona yearbook, and Tower Light literary journal, Student Federation dues, admission to athletic and fine arts events, recreational sports, Health Services access, building access and usage fees for the Knorr Memorial Student Center, Grewcock Student Union, Health Education and Sports Complex, Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center, and other buildings, general student computer services, identification card, orientation fee, and graduation cap and gown.

Exceptions to fees above are:

  • members of the Hillsdale College staff
  • any student carrying fewer than seven hours
  • WHIP students
  • current high school students attending college part time

The College must necessarily reserve the right to make changes in costs without notice as circumstances may require.