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Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the tuition, room, and board fees for 2015-2016?

For academic year 2015-2016 the undergraduate tuition and fees are as follows:

  • Tuition: $48,544 (Per semester: $24,272)
  • Room and Board: $11,070 - $11,598 (Per semester: $5,535 - $5,799)
  • Activity Fee: $450 (Per semester: $225)
  • Health Insurance*: $1,499
  • Tuition Insurance: $342
  • SJC Manuals: $125 (Fall annual)
  • Graduation Fee: $100
  • Caution Fee (refundable): $200
  • Parking Permits:
    - Resident students $125 annual - $75 Spring semester
    - Commuter students $85 annual
    - Graduate students $55 per semester

*Mandatory for International Students. Automatically billed for Domestic Students, but refundable if waiver is submitted. Please refer to Health Center and Insurance Information.

A typical student budget would include about $630 for books, $400 for personal expenses, and transportation according to the distance of the student's home from campus.

How to make a payment

Payments can be made with cash, check, or money order payable to St. John’s College.

When are payments due?

  • Fall Semester payment is due in full by August 1, 2015.
  • Spring Semester payment is due in full by December 1, 2015. 

It is important that payments are received in a timely manner. Please plan ahead to meet the payment deadlines. Payments can be made with cash, check, or money order payable to St. John’s College. Late fees will be assessed for failure to comply with these dates.

Where do I send my payment?
Payments should be mailed to:
St. John’s College
P.O. Box 37139
Baltimore, MD 21297-3139
Please include the student’s name and ID number on the memo line of the check.

What is tuition management systems (TMS)?

Tuition Management Systems provides St. John’s College students and families alternative payment options. Contact TMS directly for further information at 800-722-4867 or online at for more information regarding:

  • Payment Plans
  • Credit Card payments
  • International payments – peerTransfer
  • Electronic Check payments


What the St. John's College, Annapolis, Refund Policy?

Written refund requests are to be sent to

All refunds are issued in the name of the student, with the exception of refunds resulting from Parent Plus Loans, which are prepared in accordance with the Parent Plus Loan application.

Refunds resulting from Federal loans or grants are automatically refunded after the date of disbursement following Federal guidelines.

Whom do I contact with my financial aid questions?

Please contact the Financial Aid office regarding any questions about financial aid. They can be reached at 410-626-2502 or via email at

What is tuition insurance?

The Tuition Refund Plan enhances and extends the College’s current refund schedule. This insurance plan, offered through A.W.G. Dewar, covers tuition and activity fees. It ensures up to a 75% refund for medical or mental health withdrawals at any time during the semester. To facilitate enrollment in the program, students will be billed automatically for the cost of the program. No additional application is required. Students will be provided an opportunity to opt out of the insurance program by using this link.

What is a caution fee?

All incoming freshmen, re-admitted students, and Santa Fe transfer students are charged a $200 caution fee. This fee will remain intact for as long as the student is enrolled at St. John’s. It will be returned to the student after he or she has left the College. It is similar to a security deposit against damages and/or fines.

What is the SJC Manuals charge?

All students are billed a non-refundable SJC Manuals charge of $125.00 for the manuals printed by the College for use in their classes.

How do I make a change to my meal plan?

Freshmen are required to participate in the 21 meal plan and are automatically charged accordingly. Upperclassmen living on campus are required to participate in the 14 meal plan. Meal plans are chosen during room selection and indicated on the housing contract. Upperclassmen have 5 business days to change their meal plans once the semester starts. Please contact the Assistant Dean’s office at 410-626-2512 or e-mail Frances Van Ness at if you want to change your meal plan. Meal plan changes will not be allowed after 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

How do I change my address?

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at for any address changes.

Whom do I contact regarding housing?

Questions about on-campus housing should be directed to Taylor Waters, director of Student Services, at 410-626-2512 or e-mail

What is the SJC 1Card?

The SJC 1Card is issued to all members of the college community and is the official identification card of St. John’s College. The SJC 1Card is required for students to access essential campus services and facilities, including the campus meal plan, laundry, bookstore, library and print privileges, as well as access to the Iglehart Gym and other campus buildings and dorms. For additional information on the SJC 1Card please visit or contact 1Card customer service at 866-568-5121, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.