Tuition-Free Semesters for Students Enrolled during 2020-21 Academic Year
In recognition that the 2020-21 academic year will be different due to the pandemic, Beloit College is offering up to two tuition-free semesters. These semesters will allow students to experience the many dimensions of a Beloit education, which go far beyond the classroom. This additional flexibility allows students to take advantage of the many opportunities that Beloit offers.
Students may take a tuition-free semester in either the fall or the spring, or a tuition-free academic year. To be eligible, students must:
Be enrolled full-time during the entirety of the 2020-21 academic year,
Have completed eight full-time semesters, and
Have graduated or have an academic reason to extend their studies for a ninth semester or fifth year before graduating.
During the tuition-free semester or year, students must:
The tuition-free semester or year must start during the academic year immediately following the student’s eighth semester.
Participants will be responsible for room, board, and fees, less any applicable federal aid. Eligibility for federal financial aid is limited to students who have not graduated and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you must complete eight full-time semesters of Beloit College enrollment to participate in this program.
No, to be eligible for the tuition-free semester, you must be enrolled full-time for the entire 2020-21 academic year.
Please contact the Registrar to determine your eligibility for the tuition-free semester program.
No, you must be enrolled as a full-time Beloit College student for the entire 2020-21 academic year to be eligible to participate in this program.
You would be eligible if you paid tuition for eight semesters. If you received a tuition refund for one of your eight semesters, you will not be eligible for this program.
No. Honors terms are considered post-grad experiences and do not count as the required full-time student enrollment for the 2020-21 academic year. Honors terms also do not count towards the eight full-time semesters required for this program.
Courses & Transcripts
Yes, grades for all courses taken during tuition-free semesters will appear on your transcript.
If you have not graduated, taking courses during the tuition-free semesters count in the same way as courses taken in other semesters. These courses can be used to complete majors and/or minors and/or meet other graduation requirements.
Your courses and grades will appear on your transcript and be factored into your GPA.
No, if you have graduated you cannot add another major or minor.
No, if you have graduated your GPA for your Bachelor’s degree will not change, but the grades you earn during the tuition-free semester(s) will appear on your Beloit transcript.
No, you must live on campus to qualify for this program.
No, you cannot participate in a remote internship during this program.
You will receive aid equal to the amount of full-tuition for the semester, but you will be responsible for paying for room, board, health and wellness fee, and student activities fee. You will not be eligible for federal financial aid for these expenses.
You should consult with your coach and the athletics director to determine your eligibility to participate in your sport. You may only participate with your team during an enrolled semester, so spring athletes may not participate with their team during the fall semester unless they are enrolled as full-time students.
Yes, you must live on campus to qualify for this program.
No, you must enroll as a full-time student to participate in the tuition-free semester program.