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Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

Tuition Rates and Fees

Full Time (12–16 credit hours)

  • First time students:      Semester:  $18,995
  • Returning students:     Semester:  $18,150

Add $590 per credit hour for each credit hour over 16.

Part Time

  • 9–11 credit hours: $1,385 per credit hour
  • 5–8 credit hours: $995 per credit hour
  • 1–4 credit hours: $590 per credit hour

Rates for part-time students listed are "per credit hour" which is the rate for each credit hour taken in a semester. For instance, if a student participates in classes totaling seven hours of credit the rate is $995 for every credit hour, or a total of $6,695.

Activity and Services Fee

  • $190 per semester (registered for 6.0 or more credit hours)
  • $70 per semester (registered for less than 6.0 credit hours)

Applied Music Fees

  • One 30-minute lesson per week (1 credit): $320
  • One 60-minute lesson per week (3 credits): $500
  • Music education course fee (2 credits): $500

Other Tuition/Fees

  • FOCUS: $550
  • International Program Fee: $190
  • Lifelong Learning (sitters fee per class): $400

For purposes of Hope College's agreement with the Department of Defense, the standard per credit hour charge for full time students is $1,582.92.

Room Rates

Single Occupancy

  Semester Academic Year
Voorhees or Dykstra hall  $3,350 $6,700
Cottages and Apartments  $3,740 $7,480
Cook Hall (Non-RA) $3,580 $7,160

Double Occupancy

  Semester Academic Year
Residence Halls $2,660 $5,320
Cook Hall $2,925 $5,850
Cottages $3,180 $6,360
Apartments – Standard Rate $3,180 $6,360
Apartments – Premium Rate * $3,580 $7,160
  • Family housing is charged at the apartment standard rate for student plus and additional 50% for spouse.

*Premium-rate apartments include Brownstone, Kraker, Kraker Annex, Gazelle, Treehouse and Cook Village.

Residential Life & Housing 

Board Rates

Unlimited+ Plan 

  • Semester: $3,290

Enjoy a meal or snack when you need it, as often as you need it! This is the ultimate convenience option for busy students.

  • Unlimited meal swipes at Phelps or Cook Dining
  • Daily snack at Kletz Market or Cup & Chaucer
  • Popcorn or candy and a fountain beverage at concessions
  • $75 Dining Dollars
  • 8 guest passes

Build-Your-own plans

  • Semester cost
    • $3,080 for 21 meals/week
    • $2,885 for 15 meals/week
    • $2,400 for 10 meals/week

 Choose between the traditional 21, 15 or 10 meals per week plan. 

  • Up to 4 meal swipes per day at Phelps and Cook Dining
  • Dining Dollars
    • $50 with the 21 Plan
    • $75 with the 15 Plan
    • $100 with the 10 Plan
  • 2 guest passes

7+ plan

  • Semester: $2,020

A plan available to students living in campus cottages, apartments or off-campus housing. This plan is for the student who still wants the convenience and variety of having a few meals per week plus several bonuses including grocery delivery!

  • 7 meals per week and up to 4 meal swipes per day at Phelps and Cook Dining
  • Daily snack at Kletz Market or Cup & Chaucer
  • Popcorn or candy and a fountain beverage at concessions
  • $200 Dining Dollars
  • 8 guest passes
  • $50 Hope-Geneva Bookstore coupon
  • Shipt grocery delivery subscription ($99 value)

Dining Services 

Anchored Tuition Pledge

The Anchored Tuition Pledge, is our assurance to hold full-time tuition in place, at one rate with each incoming class. By “anchoring tuition,” our students pay the same tuition rate for the duration of their education at Hope. The tuition rate they start with is the tuition rate they end with.

By creating tuition rate stability, Hope College addresses affordability and accessibility so our families can plan their personal budgets with confidence from their student’s first semester to the last.
In 2022-23, here is how the Anchored Tuition Pledge will work for:

Incoming full-time students (first time at Hope) — The tuition rate will be $37,990. This tuition rate will remain the same for a student’s time at Hope.

Returning full-time students — The tuition rate will be $36,300, the same as last year. This tuition rate will remain the same for a student’s time at Hope.

View full eligibility details

(*Eligibility for aid is reassessed on a year-to-year basis. Need-based financial aid awards can fluctuate.)

 Room and board and fees cannot be guaranteed from year-to-year and could vary with inflation. In 2022-23, those costs are:

Room** $5,320
Board** $5,770
Fees       $380

(**Room rates are based on double-occupancy, standard residence hall housing, and board rates are based upon a 15-meal plan. Both rates can vary depending on a student’s housing and meal plan choices.)

Anchored Tuition Pledge

SUMMER TERMS 2022

Tuition $590 per credit hour
Audit

$400 per credit hour

Only on-campus courses can be taken for audit.

Room Rates
  • Residence halls: $145 per week
  • Apartments and cottages: $155 per week
Board Rates
  • 14 Meal Plan: $160 per week
  • 10 Meal Plan: $130 per week