Annapolis Business Office

Undergraduate Frequently Asked Questions

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 (Annual charge – Fall semester)
  • 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.

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.

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

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

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

Written refund requests are to be sent to annapolis.studentaccounts(at)

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.

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

All students are required to sign and submit a Financial Responsibility Agreement in order to register for the fall semester. Click here to download a copy of the agreement. Please read through the agreement and review each financial category. The signed agreement can be submitted with your semester payment or directly to:

60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
c/o Student Accounts

Financial Responsibility Agreements will also be available at registration.

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.

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.

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.

Freshmen are required to participate in the 21 meal plan and are automatically charged accordingly. Upperclassmen living on campus are required to participate in and are automatically charged the 14 meal plan. Meal plans may be adjusted during room selection and authorized 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 frances.vanness(at) if you want to change your meal plan. Meal plan changes will not be allowed after 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

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

Questions about on-campus housing should be directed to Taylor Waters, director of student services, at 410-626-2512 or e-mail taylor.waters(at)

The St. John’s College 1Card is the official identification card of St. John’s College. Issued to all members of the College Community, it is required for identification and access to essential campus services. It also offers a convenient account for making purchases on campus.

Meal Plans – Swipe the Card to access your Meal Plan at the Randall Dining Hall.
Library – Check out materials at the Annapolis Greenfield Library utilizing the bar code on your Card and pay fines using your Campus Cash account.
Residence Hall and Gym Access – Use your St. John’s College 1Card to enter your residence halls and the Iglehart Hall Gym.
On Campus Events – Present your St. John’s College 1Card to attend campus events.
Campus Cash – Campus Cash is a prepaid spending account offering a safe and convenient way to make purchases on campus. It is designed to eliminate the need to carry cash. You can add value via cash, check or credit card online here.

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.