2011-12 Costs and Payment Procedures


Full time (12 to 18.5 credit hours per semester)
Overload fees (More than 18.5 credit hours per semester)
$380/credit hour
Part time (8-12 credit hours per semester)
$1,160/credit hour
Part time (1-8 credit hours per semester)
$695/credit hour
Audit, transcribed (up to 11 credit hours)
$380/credit hour
Visiting, not transcribed (up to 11 credit hours)
$75/credit hour
Summer course
$270/credit hour
Graduate Education
$285/credit hour

Room & Board

Residence hall rooms (including a full meal plan)
Apartment-style residence (including Defender Dollars)

* A reduced meal plan is available that reduces the room and board charge by $125 per semester.

Activity Fee

This fee is charged to all full-time students. The fee entitles students to the following: admittance to various campus activities, a copy of the annual yearbook, parking privileges, student health service, and usage of Recreation Center. For a complete listing of items included and excluded from this fee, see the finances section of the Dordt College catalog.

Activity fee

Music Lessons

Music majors who have successfully completed 54 college academic credits, passed Music 203, and music minors who have completed four semesters of lessons will pay half the regular fees for individual lessons. Half fees do not apply to group lessons or piano proficiency lessons.

Individual Lessons
Group Lessons


Students may purchase books directly from the Bookstore using personal funds. The cost of books ranges from $600-$1,140 per semester. For your convenience, the Bookstore will accept cash, checks (U.S. or Canadian), money orders, Visa or MasterCard credit cards. The Bookstore does not extend credit, and the costs of books may not be added to a student's tuition account.

Conditional Fees

Late Registration
Service Charge on Returned US Checks
Service Charge on Returned Canadian Checks