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Cost Breakdown for International Students

The up-front cost of tuition, room and board, and fees—the “sticker price”—can be overwhelming. But at Gordon, 99% of students receive financial aid—meaning hardly anyone pays that amount! We’re breaking down the big numbers so you can see what the average international student pays to attend Gordon.

Basic Semester Expenses for 2020–2021

The academic year is divided into two semesters of 15 weeks each. The following rates are per year and are estimates only:

Tuition & Fees (12–20 credit hours) $39,230
Room and Board (average) $11,420
Total Educational cost: $50,650
Additional costs per year  
Health Insurance $2,520
First-Year Experience Fee $1,090
Studio / Lab Fee $720
Books $1000
Estimated Total Additional Cost
2020–2021 Total Estimated Educational Cost: $55,980

It is the responsibility of the student to provide payment for any amount of the estimated expenses not covered by merit-based scholarships or the international student grant. Students can expect to draw from income, savings, assets, and other sponsors.

Students will also be responsible for payment of books, miscellaneous/personal incidentals and travel costs.

After Your First Year at Gordon

As you and your family plan for your semester abroad, keep in mind that colleges and universities increase their total costs each year due to inflation and other factors. Gordon has maintained a minimal increase of approximately 3–5% each year for the past several years. You will be responsible for planning and covering that additional increase in cost since Gordon will be unable to increase your academic scholarship and international grant.