Tuition and Fees

2023-2024 Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students

Tuition $ 53,418
Activities Fee $ 286
Tuition Insurance* $ 407
Room and Board $ 15,338
Total (Comprehensive Fee) $ 69,449
*Student may opt out of tuition insurance

Students entering in the 2023-2024 academic year are subject to the Sewanee Pledge. Under this pledge, students who meet Sewanee's academic and social expectations will graduate (with one major) in four consecutive years; those that do not and have met the necessary expectations will be provided up to one additional year of study tuition-free.

The guaranteed comprehensive fee schedule remains in effect for undergraduates initially matriculating in 2017-2018: $58,000. In planning for college expenses, families should also take into consideration such items as books, supplies, personal items, and travel; the cost of these expenses is estimated to be anywhere from $2,200 to $3,000 per year.

A $500 reservation deposit is paid by incoming transfer and first year students. The semester tuition bill is reduced by payment of this deposit. The deposit is not refundable after published refund dates, except for serious illness, loss of financial aid, or academic suspension.

Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Tuition for part-time undergraduates $1,670 per semester hour. For part-time undergraduates who matriculated in 2017-2018, tuition is $1,490 per semester hour. Part-time students auditing an undergraduate course are charged tuition of $385 per semester hour.

Additional Fees

Some courses carry additional fees, which are published in the schedule of classes.


Specific information about submitting payments is available at the Student Accounts Office's website.

One-half of yearly fees (tuition, activities fee, room, and board) is due by July 31 prior to the Advent semester with the second half due by December 31 prior to the Easter semester. Payment for the semester, less reservation deposit and financial aid actually awarded, is due in its entirety by the dates above. Failure to pay by these dates results in a late penalty which is 1.25% of the past due amount.

Because of the substantial amounts that must be paid in July and December, the University offers the following ways to assist families in making payments:

  1. Financial aid and loans are available to students who qualify.
  2. Parents may utilize the federal parent loan for undergraduate students in addition to a three- or four-month payment plan.
  3. Electronic checks and credit cards are accepted for tuition through the payment plan options.

Students and parents are strongly advised to seek further information about financial aid and loans from the Office of Financial Aid. Completed applications for financial aid and loans should be submitted in accordance with deadlines established by that office so that funds are available and applied to students accounts by the payment due dates.

Any balance remaining on the student bill, after credit for financial aid or deferred payment plans, must be paid in full by the due date; the University accepts monthly or other deferred payment only by means of the plans mentioned above. Satisfactory handling of a student’s account is necessary to register and obtain a transcript of grades.

Tuition bills and monthly statements will be available through students’ Sewanee Afford accounts, where payment may be made via electronic check or credit card. Payments may also be mailed to the Cashier’s Office.


A student may withdraw from the University only through consultation with the Office of the Dean of Students. Withdrawal is official only upon approval by that office and the withdrawal date indicated by that office is used to determine the nature and extent of any refund. The following policy applies:

Financial Aid Recipients without Federal Title IV Aid and Non-aid Recipients

Refund of fees is made only for reasons of illness and if the percentage of the term completed is 60% or less. The refund is calculated by prorating fees for the period from the date of withdrawal to the end of the semester. The amounts to be prorated are one-half of the semester’s total tuition and room charges, and three-fourths of the board charge. No refund is made for any other fees or if more than 60% of the term has been completed.

Financial Aid Recipients with Federal Title IV Aid

Refund of fees is made only if the percentage of the term completed is 60% or less. Refunds to Federal Title IV funds are calculated according to the applicable Federal regulation (34 CFR 668.22). A student is not eligible for a refund of personal/family payments until all Federal Title IV programs and other scholarships are reimbursed as required and all outstanding balances with the University have been cleared. No refund is made if more than 60% of the term has been completed. Examples of refund and repayment calculations are available for review in the Student Accounts Office.

Refund insurance is available through, A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. Additional information and applications are available online at

Other Financial Matters

Students should take precautions to protect personal belongings from theft, fire, water damage, or other loss. University insurance does not cover personal losses; however, family homeowner’s insurance may provide coverage for such losses.

A student using a personal automobile for a class field trip or other University business should have a valid and appropriate driver’s license and vehicle liability insurance. The University does not cover the vehicle, owner, driver, or passengers if an accident occurs.

A student who participates in athletics must use his or her family insurance to pay for injury that occurs during practice, play, or travel. In such instances, University insurance may cover a portion of medical expenses in excess of family coverage. University insurance does not, however, cover medical expenses for injuries incurred in a student activity or in off-campus programs.