Our commitment to affordability has never been stronger.

Over 50 percent of our students receive need-based aid, and we strive to meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need entirely with grants and student employment.

Our Financial Aid Office is available to assist you every step of the way-and you may even discover the cost of a Davidson education is less than you think.

Fees for 2020-21 Academic Year

  • Required student charges (tuition, student activity fee) $55,000; student activity fee covers student publications, student government, and social and cultural activities
  • Standard Double Room (other rooms available) $7,700
  • Meals, 21 per week (other plans available) $7,525, includes N.C. Board Tax
  • Total: $70,225

Required fees cover:

Learn more about housing and meal plan options:

An orientation fee for new students ($175 for first-year students and transfers) is included in the fall semester billing. Additional fees may also apply. 

Billing and Account Information

Students may access their account information and grant parent and other bill payer (proxy) access at Banner Self Service. Once a student has granted a parent or other bill payer access, the proxy can obtain account information at the Parent Portal.

To learn how to set up your parents, or other bill payer, with proxy access, follow these instructions.

For general guidance, visit the Student and Parents page under Business Services.

When to Pay

Tuition and fees will be posted in July for the Fall semester and in November for Spring semester. Accounts will be updated daily to reflect payments and additional charges.

How to Pay

You may make payment for tuition and fees using one of the following methods:

Electronic Check
Credit Card (processing fees apply)

Checks by Mail (include your student ID number):
Davidson College
Attn: College Cashier
Box 7162
Davidson, N.C. 28035-7162

For overnight deliveries:
Attn: College Cashier
209 Ridge Road
Davidson, N.C. 28035

Domestic/International Wire Transfer Instructions

Wells Fargo Bank Davidson Branch
Davidson, N.C. 28036

Swift Number: WFBIUS6S
Routing Number: 121000248
Account Number: 2076480000186

Credit: Davidson College
Box 7162
Davidson, N.C. 28035-7162
Reference: Student Name and ID Number

Payment Options

COVID-19 has brought unexpected, immediate challenges to many Davidson students and their families. Therefore, families who need to can defer the Fall 2020 payment (tuition, fees, room and board) for up to one year. With the exception of seniors, all students, including incoming first-year students, can defer paying until August of 2021. Seniors graduating next spring can defer the fall semester bill until April 1 of next year.

Families may postpone paying part or all of the full family contribution, which is the amount not covered by scholarships and financial aid.

Davidson also offers a four-month payment plan, per semester. There is a $40 application fee for each semester, but this fee has been waived for the fall semester. Fall payments will be made August - November and Spring payments will be made December - March. Enrollment information will be provided with each semester's invoice.

Learn more about your fall 2020 semester payment options.

Late Fees

Graduating seniors who opt to defer the fall semester bill must have fees paid in full by April 1, 2021.

For those enrolled in the four-month payment plan, contact the Business Services Office prior to the installment due date if you are unable to pay your fees. You won't be allowed to return for any semester if your account is not paid in full or if arrangements to use the college approved payment plan have not been made prior to the due date. There is a $25 penalty charge for late payment. Interest charges at 18 percent per annum are also assessed on late payments.

In order to graduate and receive a diploma, all financial obligations to Davidson College must be paid in full. No official transcripts will be released until you have met all financial obligations to the college.

If you enter Davidson at the beginning of the spring semester, you will be billed one-half of the required student charges, room, and meal fees listed above.


Visit loans frequently asked questions to learn more about educational borrowing.


After the tenth day of classes, no refunds on tuition or room rent will be made. Fees paid in advance for subsequent semesters for which you do not register will be refunded in full subject to the notification deadlines in the Academic and Personal Leave policy. Fees for meals are refunded on a pro-rata basis determined by the week of withdrawal.

Tuition refund insurance is offered through AWG Dewar, Inc. For more information call 617-774-1555.