Billing Policies

Students are billed for tuition, fees, room and board (and health insurance, if applicable),  Amounts for books and supplies are estimates since these amounts will vary depending upon whether or not the student purchases used books, the courses selected and the student's personal expenditures.  To learn more about student billing, please visit Student Accounts.

Grants and loans are subtracted from the student's billed charges, but potential work study earnings are not.  Instead, students are paid every two weeks for the work they have performed and may use these funds to assist with payment for books or other educational expenses.

Bills are sent to the home in early July for the fall semester and early December for the spring semester.

Example:

Kristen is billed $29,832 for the fall semester, which includes tuition and fees of $23,846 and room and board charges of $5,986.  Her fall financial aid and enrollment deposit appear as credits on her bill - John Dickinson Scholarship ($10,000), Dickinson Grant ($5,677), Federal Direct Loan ($1,732 net after 1.051% origination fee) and First Year Enrollment Deposit ($500) - totaling $17,909.  Amount due by the beginning of August is $11,923 ($29,832 minus $17,909).

Kristen is billed $29,832 for the spring semester, which includes tuition and fees of $23,846 and room and board charges of $5,986.  Her spring financial aid appears as credits on her bill - John Dickinson scholarship ($10,000), Dickinson Grant ($5,677), and Federal Direct Loan ($1,732) - totaling $17,409.  Amount due by the beginning of January is $12,423 ($29,832 minus $17,409).