Non-Traditional Charges

Description of Non-Traditional Charges  


Cost of Credits Beyond the Standard Course Load

For 2014-2015, $23,398 is charged for full-time study per semester, which is defined as 3.0 to 5.75 course credits per term.  Since standard course credits carried per term are 4.5, the College allows for 1.25 additional course credits to be carried without charge.  Students who register for 6.0 course credits are charged an additional $5,200. For enrollment over 6.0 course credit please contact

Part-Time Study

Students approved for and enrolled in less than three (3) course credits per term will be billed $15,600 per term, which represents 2/3 of full tuition.  Written notification of approval of part-time study by the Dean of Students must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts.

Repeat Courses

A fee of $5,200 per credit will be charged for each repeated course if that course brings the student’s course credit hours over the 5.75 limit. 

 Study Away Fees

A study away fee is charged by the College whenever a student attends a program that is not administered by the  College. The fee for Affiliated programs is $1000 for one semester and $1200 for a full year or two consecutive semesters. The fee for non-Affiliated programs is $3000 for one semester or $3,500 for a full year or two consecutive  semesters. The fee is charged through the regular college billing process and is charged to cover the administrative cost incurred by Trinity throughout the study away process. For additional info please refer to the  Office of International Programs site.

College Withdrawal Policy

Students who officially withdraw after tuition and fees are paid, but before classes begin, will be given a refund of all charges, except for $250 which will be withheld to cover administrative costs.  If official withdrawal occurs after classes begin, in addition to the $250 administrative charge, the following will also be charged:


First and second week 20%
Third week 40%
Fourth week 60%
Fifth week 80%
After fifth week 100%

Your financial aid will be prorated. Please contact the Financial Aid office for further information.

Tuition insurance: is available through A.W.G. Dewar Inc.  This must be in place by the first day of classes.  Additional information can be obtained by visiting A.W.G. Dewar Inc. website, or by calling (617) 774-1555.

The date of withdrawal is the date the Registrar receives written notification from the student.  Freshmen and transfer students withdrawing prior to the start of classes should notify the Admissions Office.  Refunds will be made on a timely basis and will be prorated among sources of outside payment.

If you receive financial aid, your refund may be calculated according to the federal refund/repayment guidelines.  A sample of this calculation process is available in the Financial Aid Office.

Residential Life Cancellation Fee

In order to ensure that students who select rooms in the housing lottery have the intention of residing in those rooms, the Office of Residential Life has instituted a room cancellation fee policy.  This policy allows the College to better manage occupancy and vacancy issues and provides students on the housing waiting list a realistic estimate of whether or not housing will become available. 

The cancellation deadline is  4:00 pm. on April 30, 2014 to withdraw without penalty.  Any student who withdraws from housing after this date will be assessed the following fee: 

If withdrawal occurs between April  28th, 2014 and June 30th, 2014, the cancellation fee is $500

If withdrawal occurs between July 1st, 2014 and July 31th, 2014, the cancellation fee is $750 

If withdrawal occurs after July 31th, 2014, the cancellation fee is $1000 

These fees will be charged to your student account.