Cost of Attendance
Tuition for the 2020 – 2021 academic year is $10,275 ($5,137.50 / semester) for full time students. Students who take less than 12 credits per semester will be charged $420.00 per credit hour.
Incoming students must submit a non-refundable matriculation deposit of $500 by July 1 each year that is applied in its entirety to the first tuition payment. Students must also sign the Statement of Financial Ability and Commitment provided by New College Franklin to secure their place.
All tuition increases must be approved annually by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
Tuition is to be paid in full at least one week before the start of the semester. Tuition payment that is more than three business days late is subject to an additional late fee of $400.
Part Time Tuition
Part-time students will be charged $420.00 per credit hour for students taking less than 12 credits per semester. Students registered for 12 or more credits are charged at the full time block rate above.
Student Services Fee: $175
Technology and Learning Resource Fee: $150
Graduation Fee (Seniors only): $150
The tuition amount does not include required books/supplies for the Bachelor of Arts program. The estimated cost of books/supplies for the program is $1200 per year.
The matriculation deposit of $500 and Tuition Agreement are due by June 1 except in the case of students who are accepted as Late Applicants. Late Applicants must pay the matriculation deposit by the date specified in the Letter of Intent. Payment of the matriculation deposit (including receipt of the Tuition Agreement) that is more than three days late is subject to a $50 late fee.
- Option 1: Full Pay | Students pay for the entire semester by August 1st/January 1st. No financing fees are added for this option.
- Option 2: Term Payment | Students make two equal payments per semester due by August 1/October 1 and January 1/April 1. ($50 Fee/semester*)
- Option 3: Monthly | Students make five equal monthly payments per semester, due the 1stof July/August/September/October/November for the Fall semester and December/January/February/March/April for the Spring Semester. ($100 Fee/semester*)
*Fees are added to the first payment of the semester. Tuition payment in this plan that is more than three business days late is subject to an additional late fee of $100.
Payment Methods: New College Franklin accepts cash, checks (including ACH debit), money orders, PayPal (via the website), Visa, Master Card, and Discover Card. To cover the cost incurred by credit or PayPal options, an additional 3% must be added to the total charged. For example, a student bill of $9,925 (full tuition) plus $325 (typical fees) must be charged an additional $307.50 to cover the cost of the payment option.
Tuition payments may be delivered in person to the Bursar’s Office or should be mailed to:
New College Franklin | Office of the Bursar | PO Box 1575 | Franklin, TN 37065
Click here to make an online tuition payment.
Tuition Lock Policy
Tuition for each student will be locked at the amount charged in their freshman year throughout the four years of attendance at NCF, subject to the following requirements:
1. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0;
2. Students must not be placed on non-academic probation; and,
3. Students must complete their coursework within 4 consecutive years (exceptions may be granted for extenuating circumstances).
Students who violate any or all of these requirements will be required to pay current freshman tuition costs beginning at the next payment period through completion of the program. After violating the requirements and paying the current freshman levels, if the offending student meets all requirements, he/she will continue paying at that level throughout the duration of his/her studies at NCF. If he/she violates these terms again, then he/she will be charged at the new current freshman levels.
Students enrolled prior to Fall 2019 (current students as of spring 2019) will be grandfathered in with tuition fees of $9,555 and no current or past violation of terms will be held against the student.
Regardless of their year of enrollment, students will be required to pay current fees each year.
New College Franklin may admit a limited number of auditing students (see Part-Time Students and Auditors above) for a $250 fee per course per term. Pending the standard conditions of Auditing students, this fee is waived for spouses of enrolled students.
Dropping & Adding Courses and Withdrawal
The drop/add date is fourteen calendar days after the start of the semester for a semester long class and seven calendar days after the start of the term for an eight-week term, by 11:59pm (Central Time) of that date. Students are expected notify the college by emailing the college office (email@example.com) by the deadline date and time. Students who withdraw from a class will be removed from the class without academic penalty.
Withdraw and Refunds
Students who withdraw after the add/drop date but before the 28th calendar day of the term or the 56th calendar day of the semester will receive a “W” on their transcripts. Students who withdraw from the course after these dates will receive either a “WP” for those who were passing the course at the time of withdraw, or a “WF” for those who were failing the course at the time of withdraw. Students who receive a “WF” will have the failing grade applied to their GPA. Students are expected to email the college office (firstname.lastname@example.org) notifying the college of the student’s desire to withdraw, and the date of this email will serve as the official withdraw date for the class.
Withdrawing from NCF
Students who wish to completely withdraw from New College Franklin should notify the College Office (in person or by email) and complete a withdraw form (available from the Registrar). Students who withdraw prior to the add/drop date of the semester will be removed from classes without academic penalty. Students who withdraw after the add/drop date but before the 28th calendar day of the term or the 56th calendar day of the semester will receive a “W” on their transcripts. Students who withdraw from the course after these dates will receive either a “WP” for those who were passing the course at the time of withdraw, or a “WF” for those who were failing the course at the time of withdraw. Students who receive a “WF” will have the failing grade applied to their final GPA.
Students who simply fail to attend classes for 14 consecutive calendar days and fail to contact the college office will be considered withdrawn as of the 14th calendar day after the most recent attendance. Final grades and refunds will be calculated based on that date.
Payments and refunds are made based on the semester; fees are paid in the fall semester for the year and are non-refundable after the add/drop date of the fall semester. Refunds of tuition are given based on the following schedule:
- Withdraw prior to the start of classes: 100% minus a $100 administrative fee.
- Withdraw prior to the add/drop date of the semester: 100% minus a $250 administrative fee.
- Withdraw prior to the 28th calendar day (4 weeks) of the semester: 75% refund.
- Withdraw prior to the 42nd calendar day (6 weeks) of the semester: 50% refund.
- Withdraw prior to the 56th (8 weeks) calendar day of the semester: 25% refund.
- Withdraw on or after the 57th (8+ weeks) calendar day of the semester: 0% refund.
Statement Regarding the Acceptance of Federal or State Funding
New College Franklin is steadfast in our commitment to the Word of God as the only rule for faith and practice and desire to stay faithful to the freedom to exercise our religious liberty in accordance with the precepts of God. In order to maintain that freedom, New College Franklin does not participate in any aid or funding program, state or federal, that could jeopardize that autonomy—including but not limited to Federal Student Aid and the GI Bill. Although these programs provide a valuable resource to students, each also provides the potential for government intrusion into the free exercise of our foundational beliefs. Furthermore, our only dependency must be on the Lord and his people for our financial foundation, not the federal or state governments. For more information, please contact the college office.