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Lafayette College Tuition & Cost

Easton, Pennsylvania

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Lafayette College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,240
Room and Board $16,264
Other Expenses Budget$1,000

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Lafayette College on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $74,016 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $54,512 for tuition, $16,264 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,240 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Lafayette College is $54,512, the same as Pennsylvania residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Lafayette College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Lafayette College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,934
$30,001 to $48,000$11,360
$48,001 to $75,000$17,121
$75,001 to $110,000$26,450

The average reported annual net price for Lafayette College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $26,810 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

49% of full-time undergrad Lafayette College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $44,460 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 27% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,379 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,953.

Finanical Aid Lafayette College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $44,460 49%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $43,184 49%
Pell Grants $4,728 10%
Other Federal Grants $3,891 4%
State and Local Grants $3,796 2%
Federal Student Loans $4,379 27%
Other Student Loans $13,953 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Lafayette College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $103,852. The loan balance of $103,852 is a four year multiple of the $25,963 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $991 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $103,852
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $990.86
Total Interest Paid $15,051.52
Sum of All Loan Payments $118,903.52

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $74,016
2 $77,054
3 $80,216
4 $83,509

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Lafayette College to be $296,064 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Lafayette College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $613 $1,839 $2,452

Estimated cost for a class at Lafayette College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Lafayette College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Lafayette College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213385 IPEDS survey data for Lafayette College.