Dear Marietta College Students,

Thank you for entrusting Marietta College with your education. Your family’s investment in a high-quality liberal arts experience allows us to offer the fulfilling and enriching experience that you expect. Through student-faculty research opportunities, eye-opening study abroad experiences, challenging courses that open new ways of looking at the world or internships that ignite their passion, each student at Marietta develops the talents and self-assurance that are critical in today’s world.

I am excited to announce that at their October 2017 meeting, Marietta College’s Board of Trustees approved a fee schedule that maintains the current tuition and fees of $36,040 for the 2018-19 academic year. The Board also approved holding the cost of room and board to the same levels for one more year, which means the total standard cost to attend Marietta will remain $47,360 before applying scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

During their discussions, the Board emphasized the importance of affordability and accessibility to the quality education students receive at Marietta College. We acknowledge the substantial financial investments made by parents and students, and this shows our commitment to help lighten the burden. The College will also budget more than $16 million in financial aid for the next academic year. By allocating these funds to help alleviate some of the challenges that tuition and fees can present, we hope to ensure our ongoing commitment to our students and their future.

At Marietta, we remain committed to our mission of providing a high-quality education that proves to be transformative, while continuing to address the challenges of balancing quality and our cost. I encourage you to visit the Student Accounts website at — which provides information about available payment methods, tuition payment plans, loans and tax benefits for education. Our dedicated and professional members of the student accounts team are also ready and available to help you. They can be reached at 1.800.274.4619 or

Thank you for your faith and trust in Marietta College.

William N. Ruud
President and Professor of Management