• The Davidson College Library offers an extensive range of resources and services to support teaching and learning.

Tuition & Fees

Our commitment to affordability has never been stronger. About 40 percent of our students receive need-based aid, and we strive to meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need entirely with grants and student employment.

Our Office of Financial Aid is available to assist you every step of the way-and you may even discover the cost of a Davidson education is less than you think.

Fees for 2015-16 Academic Year

  • Required student charges (tuition, student activity fee) $46,966; student activity fee covers student publications, student government, and social and cultural activities
  • Standard Double Room (other rooms available) $6,694
  • Meals, 21 per week  (other plans available) $6,459, includes NC Board Tax
  • Total: $60,119

Required fees cover:

Learn more about housing and meal plan options:

An orientation fee for new students ($150 for first-year students and transfers) is included in the fall semester billing.  Additional fees may also apply. 

When to Pay

Tuition and fees will be posted in July for the fall semester and in November for spring semester. Accounts will be updated daily to reflect payments and additional charges. Students may access their account information and grant parent and other bill payer (proxy) access at Banner Self Service.

Once a student has granted a parent or other bill payer access, the proxy can obtain account information at the Parent Portal.

Fees are payable in two installments: August 1 and December 1. You may opt to pay on a monthly basis and can do so through Heartland Campus Solutions ECSI, our approved payment plan company. There is a $40 application fee to enroll and all payments are interest-free if payments are made on time.

How to Pay

You may make payment for tuition and fees using one of the following methods:

Electronic check
Credit Card (processing fees apply)
Checks by mail (include your student ID number):

Davidson College
Attn:  College Cashier
Box 7162
Davidson, NC 28035-7162

For overnight deliveries:
Attn:  College Cashier
209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC  28035

Late Fees

Contact the Business Services Office prior to the installment due date if you are unable to pay your fees. You won't be allowed to return for any semester if your account is not paid in full or if arrangements to use the college approved payment plan have not been made prior to the due date. There is a $25 penalty charge for late payment. Interest charges at 18 percent per annum are also assessed on late payments.

In order to graduate and receive a diploma, all financial obligations to Davidson College must be paid in full. No official transcripts will be released until you have met all financial obligations to the college.

If you enter Davidson at the beginning of the spring semester, you will be billed one-half of the required student charges, room, and meal fees listed above.


After the tenth day of classes, no refunds on tuition or room rent will be made. Fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters for which you do not register will be refunded in full subject to the notification deadlines in the Academic and Personal Leave policy. Fees for meals are refunded on a pro-rata basis determined by the week of withdrawal.

Tuition refund insurance is offered through AWG Dewar, Inc. For more information call 617-774-1555.