Housing costs and meal plans

As a required part of the Earlham College student experience, housing and dining costs are part of a student’s semester bill.

Housing costs

All housing spaces, whether in a residence hall or in a college house, are a flat rate of $3,010.00/semester for the 2020-21 academic year. New housing rates are determined by the Earlham College Board of Trustees the spring semester before the upcoming academic year.

Meal plans

All students who live in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Choices include plans with 10, 14 or 19 meals per week (see below). Students living in the college houses, campus apartments or who are exempt from housing are not required to have a meal plan and can apply for an exemption; however, Community Meal Plans are available in blocks of 20 and 40 meals.

For more information about Dining Services on-campus, please visit our Dining Services website.

2020-21 Academic Year 

19 Meal Plan19 meals/week + $175 Quaker Points$2,664/semester
14 Meal Plan14 meals/week + $200 Quaker Points$2,480/semester
10 Meal Plan10 meals/week + $225 Quaker Points$2,260/semester

Each meal plan has the option to add either $100 or $200 additional Quaker Points for an equal increase in cost. Also new students are required to have the 19 Meal Plan option their first semester at Earlham College.

More information and resources

The Office of Residence Life works behind the scenes to keep you safe, healthy and fulfilled throughout your journey at Earlham College. Whether you are looking for academic advice, a shoulder to lean on, or opportunities for personal and professional growth, our team is here to support you through it all.