Belmont Abbey College President, Dr. Bill Thierfelder

BELMONT, N.C. (August 24, 2015) — Belmont Abbey College today announced, “No more tuition increases.” After reducing tuition by 33% in 2013, the College has not increased it since. However, Belmont Abbey has gone a step further by making a private college education affordable and predictable. “Beginning this fall parents and students will never have to face an unexpected tuition increase,” said Dr. Bill Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College. In addition to providing scholarships and other financial aid support, Belmont Abbey guarantees all students that their tuition will not increase over the next four years.

“Belmont Abbey College is committed to working with parents and students to make the dream of a private college education a reality,” Thierfelder said. The Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts institution has emerged as a national leader in the drive to make private higher education more financially accessible.

Founded in 1876 by Benedictine monks, Belmont Abbey College continues to focus on the development of the whole person in mind, body and spirit. Located just 10 miles west of Charlotte, N.C., the College is currently home to more than 1500 students.

FAQs: Belmont Abbey College Four-Year Tuition Guarantee

A: Belmont Abbey College is announcing its Four-Year Tuition Guarantee – a program which freezes tuition for students for the next four years. The plan is open to both current and newly enrolled part-time and full-time students.
A: The purpose of the guarantee is to help students and families budget for their future educational investment, and allow students to be able to focus on their studies and not worry about future tuition increases.
A: The Four-Year Tuition Guarantee applies to all new and current undergraduate students, freshman, transfer, and adult degree program students.
A: Tuition for on-campus, traditional-aged students is $18,500 annually. For our commuter adult degree program students the tuition is $8,376 annually.
A: Yes, the Four-Year Tuition Guarantee does apply to summer sessions but our summer rate is actually currently lower per credit hour than our Fall and Spring semesters. The summer fee is $299 per credit hour.
A: Yes, international students will have their tuition managed in the same manner as all other students and therefore do qualify for the guarantee.
A: If a student must take a semester off the Four-Year Tuition Guarantee will resume when they return to Belmont Abbey College.
A: If the student rejoins Belmont Abbey College prior to 2019 their original guaranteed tuition will still apply.
A: Depending on the date of reinstatement, as noted above, student tuition will remain at the student’s guaranteed rate or at the new rate in effect when the student returns.
A: Students who officially withdraw from some or all of their courses during a semester can retain their original tuition if they reenroll in the next semester.
A: The guarantee does not change the terms and conditions of scholarships or financial aid. If you have questions contact our financial aid office.