Hampden-Sydney's cost reflects the personalized education its graduates receive, but it does not operate for profit, and its expenses are maintained at a minimum consistent with the efficiency and high standards of a private college education.

Fixed Expenses 2023-2024

Actual student fees account for approximately 3/4 of the total cost of the student's education. The remainder is provided by income from endowment and by gifts from alumni, friends, and foundations.

Expenses and costs listed below are composed of certain fixed fees payable to the College.

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Housing and Meals

Double Room/5 Meal Plan (For commuter students or those living in the Dishman or Melvin houses) 9,490
Double Room/15 Meal Plan 14,734
Double Room/19 Meal Plan 15,110
Single Room/5 Meal Plan (For commuter students or those living in the Dishman or Melvin houses) 12,110
Single Room/15 Meal Plan 17,354
Single Room/19 Meal Plan 17,730

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Special Fees

Course Overload, per credit hour (over 19) 1,557
Part-time and Special Students, per credit hour (fewer than 12) 1,557
Reissue of Student I. D. 20
Late Payment Fee 125
Parking Permit/Registration Fee 322
International Student Health Insurance (F-1 Visa-Holders) per year 2,900

Global Education Program Semester Fees

Students approved to study on a Global Education program will not pay the fees above, but instead the appropriate fees listed below.  There are two types of Global Ed programs: (1) Study Abroad and (2) Study Away (U.S. Cooperative). 

A student’s eligible federal, state, and H-SC aid is applied to their H-SC account for the semester.

H-SC will pay on the student’s behalf the program provider’s fees related to tuition, room, and board.  Any other expenses (such as application fees or airfare) are to be paid by the student directly.  If the provider’s fees for tuition, room and board exceed H-SC’s, the difference will be charged to the student’s H-SC account.

     Study Abroad Program Fee (semester) 32,432
     Study Abroad Admin Fee (semester) 2,056
     Study Abroad Travel Medical Insurance (required for students on some programs) 26.50 /week
     Cooperative Program Fee (semester) 32,432
     Cooperative Admin Fee (semester) 2,056

The College reserves the right to increase charges without prior notice.

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The Value of an H-SC Degree

Hampden-Sydney College publishes the current semester's billing statements online. The fall billing statements are published monthly beginning in July with a due date of August 1st.  The spring billing statements are published monthly beginning in December with a due date of January 1st.  The electronic bills are available to all students via TigerWeb/CASHNET. Students are able to authorize their parents/guardians/third parties to have access to the account by logging into CASHNET via TigerWeb and adding a parent PIN.  With this authorization, parents will receive an email with a link to their login site and their own login credentials.  Being able to login independently of their student with this site, parents may view account activity, view billing statements, receive emails indicating new billing statements are published, sign up for text notifications, and process payments online.

Per DoD guidelines, H-SC is required to post a per credit hour rate based on the annual tuition cost multiplied by the number of years to complete the degree requirements, divided by the total number of hours to complete those requirements.  Using this formula, H-SC’s per credit hour rate is $1,606.26.

See the Academic Catalogue for further explanation of fees. (Note: Fees in the Catalogue may show a different school year until the Catalogue is updated in the summer.)



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Jessi Conwell, Director of Student Accounts
Cabell House, P.O. Box 127
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6223

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