Tuition and Fees

2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition $45,200
Room-Rent (standard-double)** $6,770
Board - 19-meal plan*** $7,810
Fees $1,820
Total $61,600

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* 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 the following dormitories: Bartlett, Catawba, Chalmers, Crawford, Fox, Marion, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, Smith, Wells, Yonce, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Alpha or Pi Kappa Alpha. Students residing in Caldwell, Beamer, Ritter, Chesapeake, the Wortmann Complex (single occupancy), Augusta (single occupancy) or New Hall (single occupancy) will be charged $8,710 for room/rent. Students residing in Elizabeth Hall, Afton Hall (single occupancy) or the New Hall apartments can expect room/rent costs of $9,178. Afton Hall (double occupancy) and New Hall semi-suite residents will be charged $8,220. Students living in the Wortmann complex (Blue Ridge, Tabor and Shenandoah Halls) (double occupancy), Augusta (double occupancy) and New Hall (double occupancy) will be charged room/rent costs of $7,740.

*** 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 $6,660. Students residing at the Afton Hall Apartments may purchase a 9-meal plan for $4,174. Students residing at Elizabeth Hall may opt out of either meal plan.

Additional Fees Directly Billed to Select Students:

Cost per class: $2,160
Single Room: $472 (per semester)
Part Time Activity Fee: $62 (per semester)

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:  $14,642
W/Parents Room and Board:  $5,000
Independent Student Room and Board:  $14,830
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