The annual fees and charges for a student attending Kenyon in 2021-22 total approximately $76,620. Mandatory fees and charges as well as optional fees are summarized below and can also be found on the Fees and Charges Fact Sheet PDF

Mandatory Fees and Charges First  Semester    Second Semester    Total, 2021-22  
Tuition $31,530 $31,530 $63,060
Board 3,905 3,905 7,810
Student Activities Fee 125 125 250
Room double rate 2,750 2,750 5,500
Subtotal   $38,310  $38,310 $76,620
Optional Items on Bill First  Semester    Second Semester    Total, 2021-22  
K-Card Deposit 950 950 1,900
Health Insurance (est.) 2,500 0 2,500
Tuition Refund Insurance 222 222 444
Total  $41,982  $39,482  $81,464 

Room Rates

Because Kenyon is a residential college, all students live in College residences and eat in the College dining hall. Exceptions to this practice may be made only through written permission.

Residence Halls: Bushnell, Caples, Gund, Hanna, Leonard, Lewis, Manning, Mather, McBride, Norton, Old Kenyon and Watson
Specfic Room Rentals* First Semester Second Semester Total, 2021-22
Single $3,750 $3,750 $7,500
Double $2,750 $2,750 $5,500
Triple $2,100 $2,100 $4,200
Apartments: Acland, Farr, Market, Morgan, New Apartments, North Campus, Taft Cottages, Wilson Apartments and programmatic houses
Single $4,250 $4,250 $8,500
Double $3,250 $3,250 $6,500

*Non-payment of the first semester bill by the due date may result in the cancellation of the student’s housing assignment. According to College policy, the Office of Residential Life reserves the right to assign any vacancy at any time.

Summer Room Rentals (Weekly Rates)

Single: $90
Double: $75

Optional Items and Other Fees

Items on  your bill that can be waived 

Click below to learn more about these items on your bill and how you may waive them by the designated deadline.

Other Optional Fees

Private Instruction in Music: A student may earn credit for each private instruction course taken in music. The fee for each course in voice or instrumental instruction is $580 (.25 unit of credit) or $290 (.13 unit of credit). The billing policy for private instruction in music is as follows:

Lessons: Amount Billed

  • After one lesson: 8%
  • After two lessons: 50%
  • More than two lessons: 100%

This fee is waived for music majors who are taking required private instruction for credit toward graduation.

Supplemental Programs: On occasion, when there is sufficient interest, a department may offer supplemental programs, such as horseback riding or advanced ballet, to augment its basic programs. Students who choose to enroll in these extra programs will be billed during the regular billing cycle for the associated cost of participation.

Transcript Fee: Student may receive a copy of a transcript of their academic records for $7 each. 

Student Automobile Permit Fee: $200 per year, applicable to all students having automobiles on campus.

Student ID Replacement Fee: $20 per card

Course Change Fee: Course-change fees are assessed in accordance with the following schedule:

  • First seven class days: No charge
  • Week 3 through 8 of classes: $35
  • After week 8: No changes permitted

Senior Class Dues: The senior class determines how much it will ­assess each member of the class for activities held throughout the year, including Senior Week (the week immediately preceding graduation). The 2021-2022 senior class dues are $100.


A student is not officially registered until all fees and charges are paid.

Transfer or Withdrawal: A student who wishes to transfer credits to another institution or to withdraw from the College must pay in full all indebtedness to Kenyon, including all amounts borrowed, before a transcript of the student's academic record will be issued or the request granted. Transcripts are not released until all payments are made.

Past-Due Accounts: In accordance with rules established by the Board of Trustees, an additional fee of 1.5% of the amount remaining unpaid at the close of business on the day on which it is due will be added to the balance of any account not paid when due. Registration for admittance to classes is not complete until the student's account is paid in full. In addition, any student whose bill is thirty (30) days past due may be suspended from all College privileges including admittance to classes and College residences until payment has been made. The 1.5% penalty will also be assessed against any account that receives credits for a Transact/Cashnet Tuition Payment Plan contract subsequently terminated for nonpayment.

Lockout Fee: $15 per occurrence.

Parking Fines: In order to control automobile traffic and parking on campus, various regulations have been established. Violators of these regulations are subject to monetary fines.

Damages: Students will be billed for the costs of repairs and replacements, as a result of damages to or destruction of College property, for which the student is responsible.

Library Fines: Library fines vary depending on the patron type, the lending policies of the Consortia and the material type.  

Returned Checks: A $30 handling charge will be assessed for all checks returned because of insufficient funds or other reasons.

Advanced Payments

Entering Student Deposit: Upon notification of admittance to Kenyon, the candidate must return, with the acceptance, an advance payment of $350. This $350 will be credited in full on the student’s final bill upon graduation or withdrawal from the College. If, for some reason, the student never actually enrolls at Kenyon, the $350 is non-refundable.

Information Requests

Questions or requests for clarification of charges or refund policies should be addressed to: Shirley F. O'Brien, Controller, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623. Email: