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The Gordon Game Change: Tuition Made Simple

Reducing tuition by nearly $13,000 starting fall 2021

More Affordable Starting Point

As of fall of 2021, we are cutting tuition by 33 percent and will continue to offer substantial scholarships. Because college tuition has increased so much over the last few decades, we’re hitting the reset button to create a more affordable starting point for you and your family. Welcome to the Gordon Game Change.

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Instead of offsetting our tuition increases with bigger scholarships, we’re going back to the basics. We’re starting off with smaller numbers to keep the math simple and to give you an honest first impression of what a Gordon education is going to cost you and your family. In other words, we don’t want to scare you off with a price you don’t actually have to pay.

Since students first stepped foot on our campus long ago, our goal has been to make a Christian liberal arts education more accessible, and we want to hold on to that legacy.

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Our Students Come from a Diverse Range of Financial Circumstances
Because Gordon invests millions of dollars in student financial assistance every year, families from all socioeconomic backgrounds are able to afford the Gordon experience. Take a look at the household income breakdown for the families who received financial aid:

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99% of students receive financial assistance

Through scholarships and grants, you can earn gift money that doesn’t need to be repaid. And you’ll be able to bridge the gap through on-campus employment opportunities and loans if need be.

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In 2020, Gordon’s value and affordability have been recognized in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck”; Money’s “The Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value”; LendEDU’s “Best Colleges for Financial Aid”; and “Inexpensive Colleges and Universities” in Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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The Wall Street Journal featured two Gordon alumni in “The Small-college Strivers Landing Big Jobs” to illustrate the competitive advantages of going to a small college where well-connected professors and alumni support you.

93%  of Gordon graduates are employed or in graduate school one year after graduating.

More Value for Your Investment

And while tuition is significantly lower, the value of a Gordon education is even greater. Now, as a Gordon student, there are many opportunities that allow you to complete your bachelor’s degree in under four years, save thousands of dollars on a master’s degree, secure competitive internships in places like Hong Kong and Silicon Valley, and grow in cross-cultural competence.

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