May 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog 


Expenses at Scripps College include all student comprehensive charges, as well as miscellaneous charges and fees for additional services. A student’s account must be current and up-to-date at all times. Bills are generated the 11th of every monthy. The first bill will be generated July 11th for the fall semester, and December 11 for the spring semester. Payments are due the first of each month. A student may become ineligible to continue studies or have access to residence and dining halls should the student account become delinquent.

Comprehensive Fees

The annual comprehensive fee for resident students for the 2017–2018 academic year is $69,260. This fee covers tuition, room, board, and student body fee for the year, as well as the use of the swimming pool, libraries, and attendance at certain lectures and concerts provided by the College. It does not include dues and assessments for student organizations, the diploma fee, transcript fees, educational and miscellaneous supplies, fieldtrips, and/or other items listed under Miscellaneous Expenses and Fees.

The annual comprehensive fee is composed of the following charges:
Tuition $52,748
Room $8,872
Board $7,422
16 meals/week, $160 Board plus dollars)
Student Body Fee $218
Total fees for resident students: $69,260 (annual) $34,630 (semester)
Total fees for non-resident students: $52,966 (annual) $26,483 (semester)

One alternative meal plan is available. Selection of this plan will reduce the comprehensive fee accordingly. The alternative meal plan is:

Board $6,822 (12 meals/week, $120 Board plus dollars)

Non-resident status applies only when permission has been granted for off-campus living. Permission is not normally granted to new students unless they are married.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, it is projected that overall expenses will increase. The College reserves the right to change these, or any of its fees, any time it deems such action is necessary.

Miscellaneous Expenses and Fees


The incidental expenses involved in a college education vary with the individual. They generally range from $1,800 to $2,000 for the year and cover the following items:

  1. Books and supplies, approximately $400 a semester. In the case of students who are taking courses in applied art, this figure may be somewhat higher.
  2. Incidental personal expenses for laundry, cleaning, recreation, and minor clothing replacements, approximately $500 per semester.
  3. Forms to waive out of health insurance plans are available at the Dean of Students Office.
  4. Scripps College does not separately fund course costs, such as materials or travel costs, associated with courses at other Claremont Colleges.


On certain occasions and for certain services, there are special fees. These include:

  1. Fee for part-time study: $6,594 per course for students carrying fewer than three courses in a semester. Fee per half course: $3,297.
  2. Individual or group instruction in piano, voice, or harpsichord: $75 per semester. The fee is not refundable after first 10 days of class.
  3. Course fees such as laboratory fees, studio fees, PE fees, etc. Course fees are not refundable after the first 10 days of class.
  4. Fee for auditing a course: regularly enrolled student, no charge; all others, $100.
  5. Fee for high school students, for non-college credit, per course: $100.
  6. Fee for registration of an automobile (per semester): $50.
  7. Fee for graduating seniors: $70. Diplomas will not be released to graduates who have a delinquent student account or other outstanding financial obligation to the College and its offices. Fee for duplicate alumna diploma is $75.
  8. Administrative fee of $100 for all off-campus programs through Scripps. In cases where the total costs paid by Scripps, including the College’s own direct expenses, exceed the comprehensive fee, the student will be asked to pay the difference. In addition, students are responsible for paying any application fees or refundable housing or damage deposits directly to the program.
  9. Students are encouraged to pay charges from Student Health Service Center and Honnold Library directly. In the event that these charges are added to the student’s bill, there will be a processing charge of 10% of the amount of the transaction, or no less than one dollar per transaction.
  10. Students will be fined $100 for each library book not returned. The student will receive a credit of $90 if the book is later returned.
  11. Should your student account become delinquent and it is necessary for the College to assign it to a collection agency, the responsible party agrees to pay all collection fees, court costs, and attorney fees incurred by the College.
  12. Student accounts that are not paid on or before the due date will be charged a late charge of 1% of the past due amount per month.
  13. A fee of $30 will be charged for each non-sufficient fund (NSF) check.

Scripps College has authorized Parchment to provide transcript ordering and fulfillment via the web. Scripps does not accept faxed, email, or telephone transcript requests. Federal law requires students and alumnae to make a written request to release their transcripts to third parties. Transcripts may be requested 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a valid credit or debit card. Transcripts will not be released for any student or alumna with an outstanding financial obligation to the College. There is a $5 fee per copy requested. The charge is pre-authorized when ordered, but the card is not charged until the transcript is sent. If the transcript order includes a request that a transcript be held for grades or held for degree, the card will be charged at the time of the request for the entire order. Expedited shipping is available via FedEx for an additional fee.

Payment Schedules and Statements

Scripps College student bills are payable in advance and are due according to the schedules that follows. Bills are generated the 11th of every month. The first bill will be generated July 11th for the fall semester, and December 11 for the spring semester. Student billing statements are accessed online through the CASHNet website via the Scripps portal. Since the portal is the student’s domain, the student is responsible for linking their parent or parents email addresses in the CASHNet system. Once the bills are generated, the College sends an email message to all parties notifying them that the bill is ready to be viewed. Payments can be made electronically (ACH) through the CASHNet system (please follow the instructions on the website), or by check mailed to the address shown at the top of the billing statement. As in the past, Scripps does not accept credit card or debit payments. Satisfactory arrangements for all financial obligations to the College and its offices must be made with the Treasurer’s Office before a student or alumna transcript or diploma will be released. Graduating seniors must settle all financial obligations by April 1.

Payment Plans

Scripps offers two payment options: Full Payment Plan and Monthly Payment Plan. A Tuition Payment Agreement (PDF) form is required, as it designates which payment method the student wishes to select. Please choose the plan you prefer, sign and return the form to Scripps College, Office of Student Accounts, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Mailbox 2001, Claremont, California 91711, by June 15. If the College does not receive the signed Tuition Payment Agreement form by the due date, the student will be placed on the full payment plan.

Full Payment Plan

Student billing payments are due prior to the beginning of each semester. The due date is August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. Miscellaneous charges such as parking fees and health services charges are due and payable in the month billed.

Monthly Payment Plan

Annual charges may be paid in eight monthly installments. A service charge of $50.00 per semester is added to the comprehensive fee. Under this plan, the annual fees, minus financial aid, are paid in eight equal installments. Payments are due on the first day of each month. Fall semester payments are due August 1 through November 1 and spring semester payments are due January 1 through April 1. Miscellaneous charges such as parking fees and health services charges are due and payable in the month billed. Failure to make installment payments in a timely manner may result in the privilege being revoked.

Prepayment Plan

Students and families who wish to prepay the total four-year tuition fee for full-time study at the College may elect to enter into a Prepayment Plan Agreement. For additional information concerning the terms and conditions of the agreement, please contact the Budget Director at (909) 607-3251.

Refund Policy

The refund schedule is as follows for students who take a leave of absence or withdraw from all your classes:

  • Tuition - 100% - refunded except for $500.00 up until the first 10 days of classes.
  • Tuition - 50% - refunded from the 11th day of classes until the 30th class day (Check the billing calendar for that date).
  • Tuition - 0% - refunded after the 30th class day (Check the billing calendar for that date).

Room: There is no refund for the room.

Board: Meal plans will be prorated, and a refund will be given for the number of days remaining in the semester.

A student who changes from full-time to part-time status, during the first 10 class days of the semester, will be refunded the full difference between the two costs; after the first 10 class days will receive no refund.

Tuition Refund checks are made payable to the person who is responsible for paying the bill.

Credit balance refunds are made upon request.

Please see the Financial Aid section for the refunding policy for Financial Aid recipients.

Tuition Refund Insurance

GradGuard Tuition Refund Insurance can help refund your tuition, fees, and room/board charges, up to the policy limits, if you are unable to complete the semester due to a covered medical reason such as an illness, accident, or mental health issue*. This insurance program complements and enhances our school’s published refund policy and we believe families will benefit from this added protection.

Visit GradGuard for additional information at this link.

Delinquent Accounts

Students must pay in full the charges for the semester before they will be allowed to preregister or register for the subsequent semester or move into the residence hall for the subsequent semester. A student account not meeting this requirement is considered delinquent on the 1st day of the month and is subject to a late charge of 1% of the past due amount per month.

A student whose account is delinquent may be disenrolled from courses if payment arrangements have not been made prior to the last day of classes, or if the agreed-upon payment schedule is not met and no special arrangements have been made.

All accounts must be current before a student or alumna transcript or diploma will be released.

Graduating seniors must settle all financial obligations by April 1.

Study Abroad and Global Education

For information on fees for Study Abroad and Global Education, please refer to the Special Programs  section of this catalog.

Fees for the Entering Student

All new students are subject to an application fee and a commitment fee. Entering students should send checks for these fees to the Office of Admission, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Scripps College, Claremont, California 91711.

  1. Application fee. An application fee of $60 should accompany the application form sent to the Office of Admission. This fee is nonrefundable and does not apply to any other items of expense.
  2. Commitment fee. A commitment fee of $500 reserves a place for the new enrolling student and should be sent to the Office of Admission by May 1 for first-years, and by June 15 for transferring students. Should the new student withdraw before first registration, the commitment fee is nonrefundable. For the continuing student, the commitment fee reserves a place at the College each semester.

Refund of commitment fee. The Commitment fee is used to cover any charges or fees not paid at the time of graduation or withdrawal from the College. Any charges for damage to College property or unpaid student account balances will be withheld from the commitment fee.

If the student notifies the College of intention to withdraw for the following fall semester by March 31 or by November 15 for the following spring semester, then the remaining commitment fee will be credited to the student’s account. If the student withdraws after these deadlines, the fee will be forfeited.