Tuition and Costs

Tuition and Costs

Basic expenses for the 2016-2017 academic year at Hillsdale are as follows:





General Fees

$24,670 $5,040 $5,160 $852



Annual tuition covers twelve to seventeen credit hours per fall and spring semesters. The tuition expense for each additional credit hour over seventeen hours is $695; for fewer than twelve credit hours, the charge is $985 per credit hour.

Room Charge

The room charge is based on double occupancy. The additional charge for a single room is $260 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 charge for a suite room is $680.

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.

All Inclusive

$2,580 per semester

19 meals per week, $25 Liberty Bucks per semester

15 Meal Plan

$2,385 per semester

15 meals per week

Block 200

$2,580 per semester

200 meals per semester, $200 Liberty Bucks per semester

Block 150

$2,385 per semester

150 meals per semester, $75 Liberty Bucks per semester

10 Meal Plan*

$1,770 per semester

10 meals per week

Block 100*

$1,770 per semester

100 meals per semester, $25 Liberty Bucks per semester


A student may change from one meal plan to the other only until 4:00 p.m. on September 1 for fall semester, and January 19 for spring semester.

*The 10 Meal Plan and Block 100 meal plans are only available to off-campus and Suite residents.

General Fee

The general fee of $426 paid at the beginning of the first semester and $426 for second semester includes dues to the Student Federation and makes available a subscription to the Collegian, the weekly student newspaper; a free copy of the Winona, the College yearbook; a subscription to Tower Light, the literary magazine; admission to athletic events; Health Service; identification card; and graduation cap and gown.


Exceptions to the above fees are special music students, members of the Hillsdale College staff, any student carrying fewer than seven hours, Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program students, or current high-school students attending college part time.

Out-of-State Students

Hillsdale College is a private college; therefore, there are no extra charges to students entering from outside Michigan.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available. For questions related to payment and payment plans, please contact the Business Office at (517) 607-2344.


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