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Lees-McRae College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$33,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,450 tuition
$8,500 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$500 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$33,450 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,450 tuition
$8,500 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$500 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$11,000 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,200 avg)
58% get state aid ($2,990 avg)
98% get institn'l aid ($11,000 avg)
80% get loans ($5,500 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.07% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.07% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $15,186 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,200 47%
Pell Grants $4,059 46%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 10%
Institution Grant Aid $11,000 98%
State Grant Aid $2,990 58%
Student Loans $5,500 80%
Federal Loans $9,466 76%
Other Loans $13,145 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$3,000 - $10,000 Y Y Y N
award details Y Y Y N
award details Y Y Y N
$500 - $1,500 Y Y Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Lees-McRae College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
375 College Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-5241
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $650
Out of State $650


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Morgan from Wendell, NC
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The college is kind of pricey but for the amount of money you are paying you do get something out of the experience. However, if you do not find your major or the school does not have what you need, then I would consider transferring or not going. The school is expanding in programs, but they need to get started first. The college is pricey when all payments are broken down and calculated, so make sure you want something Lees McRae has to offer before you pay the money.

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  • 3
  • Katherine from Salisbury, NC
  • Jun-10-2013 I am a current student here

    I think the school is overpriced, especially the housing and food. The meal plan is expensive and the dorms are overpriced. The education is quality, just overpriced.

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  • 5
  • Hayden from Greensboro, NC
  • Apr-30-2013 I am a current student here

    You're not going to find the personal attention and care at a bigger college, but even for a small college the faculty here make an exceptional effort to get to know you and support you through your education. As long as you're putting in effort, you will be given the tools to succeed.

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  • 3
  • Brandon from Upper Darby, PA
  • Jan-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The tuition here is broadcasted as being a lot more than it actually is. Getting financial aid and scholarships is incredibly easy, and all in all you'd be surprised to learn you actually pay less than a third of what the tuition is. And with all the things you can do on and around campus, its hard to say it isn't worth it.

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