Affording GBC

Generous benefactors and growth in the College Endowment now allow Goldey-Beacom College to make quality education more affordable for you!

As college tuition costs continue to rise nationwide, parents and students find it increasingly difficult to identify affordable options for quality education. Goldey-Beacom College has established an Affordability Assurance Fund that provides every accepted student a financial award designed to bring the cost of tuition within reach of every family's budget.

Every new undergraduate student entering in the Fall of 2016 that meets the requirements for acceptance to Goldey-Beacom College is guaranteed the Affordability Assurance Award. This makes Goldey-Beacom College typically the lowest cost for any 4-year quality private education in Delaware and in the region.

Goldey-Beacom College offers incredible quality at an incredibly low cost. Don’t settle for less - see below how affordable a GBC education can be for undergraduate first year freshman and transfer students joining the College in the Fall of 2016:


2016-17 Academic Year
Your Tuition Cost $9,900

Tuition cost is based on 30 undergraduate credit hours with an Affordability Assurance Award of $13,500. This equates to a per credit hour cost of only $330. Residence Hall accommodations cost $5,975. Variable costs not listed include textbooks and supplies, meals, travel, etc.


Apply today to find out how affordable a Goldey-Beacom College education can be!

Merit Scholarships

Additional merit scholarships are awarded according to the following guidelines:

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Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships enhance the financial aid package and most endowed scholarships range from $500 to $3,000 per year. These are awarded each spring to eligible traditional applicants enrolling in the upcoming Fall semester, and do not require any additional application.

Athletic Scholarships

The Goldey-Beacom Athletics program participates in the NCAA Division II and, as a result, offers athletic tuition and housing scholarships. All students who wish to qualify for an athletic scholarship must file all federal, state, and college financial aid and application forms. Failure to do so will result in a student’s inability to be considered for an athletic scholarship.

The head coach of each team makes initial recommendations to the Director of Athletics with regard to athletic scholarships. If students wish to explore scholarship opportunities, they should make (and maintain) contact with the respective head coach. The athletic department strongly suggests submitting an early application and visiting campus.

For more information on GBC athletics programs, please visit our GBC Lightning Athletics site.

Financial Aid

Over 90% of all full-time students receive financial aid assistance including non-repayable grants, scholarships, educational loans, and part-time work study. We offer a variety of payment plans and options to cover any balances remaining after deducting financial aid awards.

The first step in applying for financial aid is to apply for admission to GBC. The federal government requires that any student seeking need-based financial aid must first be admitted to a degree-seeking program. Afterwards students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

Once the FAFSA has been received, the College can determine if the student is eligible for institutional grants, Federal grants, Federal direct loans, and/or Federal Work Study.

Our Federal School Code for FAFSA processing is 001429.

For more information, please consult our New Student Timeline or call an Admissions Representative at (302) 225-6248.