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 2015-16

Billed Expenses
Tuition $46,590
Matriculation fee* $750
Activity and technology fee $420
Room fee (standard room rate) $8,610
Board fee (20 meals/week) $5,310
TOTAL $61,680

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

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

** Allowance varies based on the student’s state of residence

Class of 2018 Statistics

Grants and scholarships $10,457,700
Percentage of the class receiving College-funded grants and/or scholarships 44%
Percentage of the class receiving any type of financial aid 54%

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 $900-$63,100


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. Personally identifiable data such as Social Security numbers or date of birth should not be emailed.

Lafayette Codes
CSS Profile: 2361
FAFSA: 003284

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