Welcome to the Abbey!
Bookmark this page to help you complete all of the necessary steps to becoming an Abbey Crusader!
Join us for Crusader Preview Day and see what the Abbey is all about — date for the class of 2021 Preview Day coming soon!
Then, in the summer, join us for one of our Crusader Prep Days, where you get the details worked out, meet key Abbey personnel and get ready to join the Crusader community! Click here for more information: Summer Crusader Prep Days
Step 1 – Reserve Your Place
Even after you have been accepted, your space at Belmont Abbey College is not reserved until we receive your deposit.
Step 2 – Housing and Meal Plan
The cost of both room and board will remain the same for the 2014-2015 Academic year. The only difference will be a new state sales tax on the meal plans. Incoming residential students will choose meal plans and indicate residential preferences on the Housing Application. The Housing Application will be sent to you electronically after your deposit is received.
- Poelleth and O’Connell Halls (where all incoming first-year students will live)– $2,914 per semester
- Raphael Arthur Hall- $3,037 per semester
- Cuthbert Allen Apartments- $3,254 per semester
- St. Benedict and St. Scholastica Halls- $3,350 per semester
Assignment of new students is made according to deposit date once this application has been processed. Returning students are assigned in order of completed academic hours. Once the Upperclassmen halls are full, the remaining students will be housed in O’Connell or Poellath Halls.
Click here for more information about Residence Halls.
Resident students must purchase one of these two meal plans. These plans must be purchased through the Business Office, not through the campus dining service. Additional meal plan options, such as additional Flex dollars, can be purchased through the campus dining service.
- Basic Meal Plan- $2,133 per semester, includes 14 meals per week w/ $200 Flex dollars
- Unlimited Meal Plan- $2,233 per semester, includes unlimited meals per week w/ $100 Flex dollars
Flex dollars may be used in the campus coffee shop and grill, Holy Grounds. If you run short on Flex dollars, you can add more throughout the semester. All resident students are assigned to the Basic Meal Plan unless they notify the Office of Residence Life that they want the Unlimited Plan before the end of the drop/add period.
Click here for more information about Meal Plans.
New Tax Requirement
The North Carolina Tax Simplification and Reduction Act (Session Law 2013-316) was passed on August 23, 2013, which, in part, repealed the exemption on sales tax for prepared food and food served to students at institutions of higher education. Our college will now be required to assess, collect, and remit this sales tax to the state of North Carolina, which began with the Spring 2014 semester. If you are a residential student you will see this additional line item on your statement, to accommodate for sales tax due.
The official North Carolina Department of Revenue publication can be viewed at http://www.dornc.com/downloads/e505_9-13.pdf (applicable section is Part III, Effective January 1, 2014, “Food and Prepared Food Served at Institutions of Higher Education”).
Step 3 – Financial Aid
Financial Aid information and applications are available from the Financial Aid office.
Submit Official Documents
Step 4 – Registration Questionnaire
Incoming students must complete a registration questionnaire for class placement. After you submit your deposit you will receive this questionnaire via email.
Step 5 – Final High School and/or College Transcript
After high school graduation or completion of your current semester of college, ask your school to send a copy of your official academic transcript.
Send transcripts to:
Belmont Abbey College
Office of Admissions
100 Belmont Mt Holly Rd
Belmont, NC 28012
Step 6 – Medical Forms
Students must complete medical forms regarding immunizations received and other conditions prior to move-in.
Further resources for parents including forms for keeping track of immunizations are provided on this North Carolina State government website.
Step 7 – Payment Plan
Information about student tuition payments is available on the Business Office’s “Payment Plan” page.
Step 8 – Crusader Prep Day
Step 9 – Move-In Day (August 19, 2016)
All information about Residence Life is available on these pages. Please take time to read all information before you pack to move into your dorm.
Step 10 – Orientation
Orientation is mandatory for all new students.
There are several dates of which you should be aware:
January 1 — Begin filling out the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
January 31 — Apply for one of our competitive premier scholarship opportunities by this date.
Date TBA — Attend Crusader Preview Day
May 1 — Submit your deposit to reserve your spot in our incoming class by this date!
Stay tuned for Summer Orientation dates!