Additional fees or charges may appear on your student bill including annual insurance, fees such as music lessons or charges such as vehicle registration or parking tickets.

Applied Music Fee

While not required, all music majors are encouraged to take applied music lessons. The college covers the fee for applied music lessons in one instrument or voice for music majors, but there are separate charges for additional instruction or for private lessons for those who are not music majors.

The charge for use of the practice facilities is $40. It is billed in the fall and covers both the fall and spring semesters.

Lesson and class fees will not be refunded if you drop after the second week of instruction.

Enrollment Deposit

You are required to make a $1,000 deposit prior to enrollment. As per your acceptance letter, one-half ($500) of your enrollment deposit is applied to your first tuition bill. The second-half ($500) is maintained in a holding account while you are enrolled. Upon your graduation, the held deposit is refunded in early June to your bank account on file in Banner, minus any fees and/or fines. You must maintain the $500 enrollment deposit balance in order to be granted on-leave status.



Student Accident & Sickness

Deadline to waive is July 25

All students, both on campus and studying abroad, are automatically enrolled in our student health insurance plan every July. The annual premium this year, billed in the fall semester, is $2,525.  Coverage period is from August 1 - July 31.

If you are covered by comparable insurance, you may be exempted from this insurance by submitting an online waiver.  When you request your waiver you will upload a copy of your health insurance card verifying adequate coverage for the Davidson, NC area. The waiver must be completed and submitted no later than July 25, as we are charged for the premiums in August.  

Once your waiver is approved your account will be credited $2,525.  If you do not submit a waiver request by the deadline this student health insurance coverage will be purchased on your behalf.

Tuition Refund Insurance

Deadline to waive is July 25

All students are automatically enrolled each July for tuition refund insurance offered through AWG Dewar, Inc. A charge of $422 will be included on the fall tuition bill. Students who wish to decline this coverage may complete an online waiver. Detailed information may be obtained by calling 617-774-1555 or online on the AWG Dewar, Inc. website.

Class of 2023 & Future Classes Study Abroad Home Tuition Policy

Davidson College will follow a home tuition policy for fall, spring and academic year study abroad. Under this policy, students who study abroad with a partner program will pay Davidson's tuition, and the college will pay the partner program's tuition cost to that program (up to Davidson's tuition fee). Students will pay all other program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the partner program.

This policy aligns Davidson's practices with many other U.S. colleges and universities. 

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Vehicle Registration

A fee of $100 will be charged to register a vehicle kept on campus.

Learn more about Vehicle & Bicycle Registration

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Miscellaneous Fees/Charges

You may be charged for late registration, late drop/add, library fines, damaged property, parking fines, and CatCard replacement fees. A penalty of $20 will be charged on all returned checks.