FAQ

1) How much will my student owe for attending Dordt College?
Dordt College costs are published on the Dordt College website. We encourage students and their families to use the Payment Calculator found on this web page to determine your actual payment.
 
2) How will I be billed & when is payment due?
Fall billing information is posted in mid-July and due on August 26. Spring billing is posted in mid-December & due on January 13. Students can access their online bill at https://dcc.dordt.edu/finances. Preliminary statements will be sent to US home addresses around the same time period. Canadian & International students will have statements emailed to their Dordt email addresses. It is the student’s responsibility to access the online tuition account summary & to be informed of their account obligations and changes to charges and/or financial aid. Statements can be mailed to a parent/guardian/sponsor address throughout the school year if a statement release form is completed. This form can be found at the Dordt College Business Office.
 
3) What are my payment options?
You can make full payment prior to the first day of the semester by check, cash or money order or online by electronic check or credit card at our Dordt College Business Office website. Monthly Payment Plan options are also available at the Dordt College Business Office website.
 
4) When will my financial aid be applied to my student account?
Most financial aid is posted to the student account approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester, provided that all documents are completed. Loan funds will credit the student account after the promissory note has been signed electronically & loan forms are submitted and processed. Alternative student loans are credited to student accounts when the funds are received by the College. Scholarships from private foundations or organizations will be posted when the actual check is received by the College. 5) Why is my outside scholarship not appearing correctly on my student tuition account? Scholarships from private foundations or organizations will be credited to student tuition accounts when the actual check is received by the College. Like all other financial aid, the amount of the scholarship is divided equally between 2 semesters. For example, the $1,000 high school scholarship will show as a $500 credit on the fall semester & a $500 credit on the spring semester.
 
6) Can I charge books to my tuition account?
Students must purchase books directly from the bookstore using personal funds. The cost of books ranges from $400-$1,200 per semester. The bookstore accepts cash, checks (US or Canadian), money orders and credit card. The bookstore does not extend credit, and the cost of books may not be added to a student’s tuition account. The bookstore also has a book rental program. Please contact the Bookstore for more details.
 
7) Why is my federal workstudy or employment earnings not credited to my account?
Earnings from an on-campus job are paid directly to the student through student payroll on or about the 10th of each month. Students need to apply for a job, work the hours allotted & remit a timecard in order to be paid. Payroll earnings are direct deposited into the student’s U.S. bank account. Most students use their earnings for miscellaneous or personal expenses.
 
8) What if I am unable to pay by the due date?
Dordt College charges interest on any unpaid balance. If a student has not paid or enrolled in the monthly payment plan, an interest charge (9% annual rate) will be assessed on any unpaid balance. Students with a balance due will have a financial hold placed on their account, preventing them from pre-registering for a future semester, and will not be able to have transcripts, grade reports or diplomas released. If you still have questions concerning your student account or payment procedures, please contact Audrey Schuller, student accounts manager at Audrey.Schuller@dordt.edu or StudentAccounts@dordt.edu or 712-722-6013.