Tuition and Fees

2021-2022 Academic Year

Tuition $46,510
Room-Rent (standard-double)** $6,960
Board - 19-meal plan*** $8,030
Fees $1,820
Total $63,320

Estimate Scholarships and Aid

* Fees: Student activities: $620, Commuter Tech Fee (commuters only): $780, Residential Tech Fee (boarding students only): $1,050, Orientation (new students only): $150

** Standard housing charges apply for students living in a double occupancy room within the following dormitories: Bartlett, Catawba, Chalmers, Crawford, Fox, Kappa Alpha, Marion, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Chi, Smith, Wells or Yonce Halls. If students are able to procure a single room in any of the previously listed dormitories, it will cost $7,932 per year.  Students residing in single occupancy rooms within Augusta, Beamer, Blue Ridge, Caldwell, Chesapeake, New Hall, Ritter, Shenandoah or Tabor Halls will be charged $8,956 for room/rent. Students residing in the Afton (single occupancy), Chesapeake, Elizabeth or the New Hall apartments can expect room/rent costs of $9,436. Students should expect to be charged $8,452 if they are living in a double occupancy apartment within Afton or Chesapeake Halls.  The apartments in Crawford, Smith and New Hall semi-suite residents will be charged $8,452. Students living in a double occupancy room within Augusta, Blue Ridge, Chesapeake, New Hall, Shenandoah or Tabor will be charged room/rent costs of $7,958.

*** All new freshmen residing on campus MUST participate in the 19-meal plan. All other students, including new transfers, may select a 14-meal plan at a cost of $6,848. Students residing at the Afton or New Hall Apartments may purchase a 9-meal plan for $4,292. Students residing in Elizabeth Hall may opt out of either meal plan.

Additional Fees Directly Billed to Select Students:

Cost per class: $2,224
Part Time Activity Fee: $62 (per semester)

Summer School:

Cost per class: $2,224
Residence Hall (per four-week session):  $876
Technology Fee (per four-week session; charged only if residing on campus):  $54

Cost of Attendance: 

The compilation of a financial aid package is a very in-depth process that takes many factors into consideration.  No component, however, is more important than the cost of attendance.  It helps us determine your eligibility for aid by taking into account your enrollment status, dependency status and your living situation (i.e., in residence halls, with parents, off-campus).  The budget is not intended to be a dollar-by-dollar reflection of actual financial responsibilities.  Rather, it is an expression of the average or typical costs of maintaining an adequate standard of living for our students. 

The cost of attendance figure is composed of direct costs like those listed above (tuition, room, board and fees) which are subject to change each year.  It also includes an allotment for books, transportation expenses and miscellaneous expenses.  Here are the components that Roanoke College uses when calculating budgets each year:

Tuition (listed above)
Room/Rent (listed above)
Board/Meal Plan (listed above)
Fees (listed above)
Additional ESTIMATED Indirect Costs: 

Off campus Room and Board:  $15,120
W/Parents Room and Board:  $13,110
Independent Student Room and Board:  $15,308
Books: $1,000
Transportation: $1,250
Personal Spending: $1,000
Estimate for Computer: $1,800 (1st time students only)

Students who are interested in their specific cost of attendance compilation are welcome to contact the financial aid office directly and a worksheet will be provided.

Roanoke College offers an affordable first rate college education. Be sure to check out the links below for some useful information that will help RC become a reality for you!

How Do I Pay For College?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Financial Aid Links