Tuition and Awards

As a private college, Lafayette relies on student fees to fund about 65% of its annual operating budget, with the balance coming from endowment earnings, grants, and annual gifts from alumni and friends. Student fees are adjusted annually. Information regarding Flex/Pard dollar requirements used for meal plans is available on the Dining Services website.

College Costs 2014-15

Billed Expenses
Tuition $45,230
Activity and technology fee $405
Room fee (standard room rate) $8,360
Board fee (20 meals/week) $5,160
TOTAL $59,155
Matriculation fee* $750

*This is a one-time charge to new students.

Non-Billed Expenses
Textbooks and supplies $1,000
Travel (minimum allowance) $100
Personal expenses $900

Class of 2017 Statistics

Grants and scholarships $10,457,700
Percentage of the class receiving College-funded grants and/or scholarships 52%
Percentage of the class receiving any type of financial aid 61%

Financial Aid Highlights

Lafayette grants/scholarships $38,100,000
Marquis Scholarship worth $24,000 per year to 15% of admitted students (new for Class of 2018)
Marquis Fellowship worth $40,000 per year to 20 students (new for Class of 2018)
Average need-based package $39,420
Average student indebtedness at graduation $25,281
Percentage of students receiving College-funded
aid through scholarships or need-based grants
Range of Lafayette need-based grants $100–$57,800

Office of Financial Aid

Lafayette College
107 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 330-5055
Fax: (610) 330-5758

Please include student's full name and Lafayette ID number with your inquiry.

Lafayette Codes
CSS Profile: 2361
FAFSA: 003284

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