Each year, financial resources are assessed to determine the level of funding necessary to provide a quality education for those attending Hiram. A substantial financial aid program is maintained to assist and encourage students of limited means. A sizeable amount of each student’s cost is borne by the College through the income from its productive endowment, accumulated through years of giving by alumni, trustees, and friends. Every effort will be made to operate within the fee schedule printed below, but the College retains the right to adjust fees when, in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, such action is necessary. The following charges are effective only for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

The Hiram College Tuition Guarantee ensures that the annual cost for tuition will not increase for the four years a student is at Hiram. While students at other institutes of higher education are never certain what type of annual tuition increase they will encounter, Hiram students will know: there will be no increase. For information, visit www.hiram.edu/tuition-guarantee/. Tuition is charged on class cohort for 12-18 credit hours per semester.

Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $35,360. Part-time students will be charged on a course-hour basis.

Room and Board Traditional Board Plan

  • Room rates range from $4,500 to $7,600 for quads to singles. The meal plan is $5,140 per school year.

General Fee

  • Based on class cohort.

Graduation Fee

  • $150

Refund Policy

Under certain circumstances, students are granted refunds for tuition, room, and board. These circumstances will be evaluated only after a student’s written request to withdraw completely from enrollment has been approved by the Dean of Students and the Academic Dean, and after both offices have certified this withdrawal. The refund policies for tuition, room, and board are explained in the following sections.

Tuition

The amount of the tuition refund is calculated based on total withdrawal from all courses and the time of official withdrawal from all courses during the enrollment period.

Room and Board

All students at Hiram College must sign a contract for room and board and submit a deposit, unless they have permission to commute. For the fall semester, a student may cancel his or her room and board contract upon permission from the College without loss of the deposit prior to June 15. After June 15, a room will be reserved for the student for the full academic year and the deposit becomes non-refundable. If a student should withdraw during the semester, refunds for the semester charges will be made on a pro-rated basis. A schedule of these refund amounts is available in the Office of Residential, Citizenship, and Commuter Education or the Dining Service Office.

Summary

The refund policy of the College is that which is stated above and is the policy in effect for the academic year 2019-2020. Specific refund dates and policies are subject to change. Refunds of financial aid from the federal and state programs are governed by their respective regulations. Hiram College complies with all federal and state regulations mandating specific refund calculations and procedures. This includes new federal requirements under the Code of Federal Regulations. Copies of federal and state controlling documents are available from the Student Financial Aid Office. Additional student consumer information regarding refund calculations is detailed in the Hiram College Financial Aid Handbook. This handbook is available in the Student Financial Aid Office and on the Hiram College Financial Aid Web site at http://www.hiram.edu/admission/financial-aid.

Payment Regulations

Bills and notices are sent directly to the student’s permanent address in his or her name. Requests to have bills sent to an address other than their permanent address or to another person must be made in writing to the Registrar’s Office. Total payment for the term must be made or an installment payment plan arrangement completed prior to the due date for each semester. Financial aid credit is applied proportionately to each payment period. Payments not made when due are subject to penalties on the unpaid balance after the due date. The penalties are stated under “Non-Refundable Fees.”

Any federal financial aid disbursed to the student’s account before the beginning of the enrollment period should be considered as estimated.

Tuition Guarantee

The Hiram College Tuition Guarantee ensures that the annual cost for tuition will not increase for the four years a student is enrolled at Hiram. While students at other institutes of higher education are never certain what type of annual tuition increase they will encounter, Hiram students will know: there will be no increase. For information, visit http://www.hiram.edu/tuition-guarantee

Tuition Payment Plans

Hiram College has installment payment plans available. The Hiram payment plan allows for 8 payments spread over 10 months. Information will be sent with initial billing for the semester on all these plans. For additional information, please contact Student Accounts at 330.569.5114.