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Lawrence University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$49,170 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,732 tuition
$8,247 on campus room & board
$900 books
$291 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$49,170 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,732 tuition
$8,247 on campus room & board
$900 books
$291 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$31,100 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,754 avg)
17% get state aid ($2,921 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($31,100 avg)
63% get loans ($7,445 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.06% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.06% 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 $19,873 96%
Federal Grant Aid $4,754 24%
Pell Grants $3,977 24%
Other Federal Grants $904 21%
Institution Grant Aid $31,100 91%
State Grant Aid $2,921 17%
Student Loans $7,445 63%
Federal Loans $6,690 63%
Other Loans $10,897 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,800 - $12,000 Y
$1,000 - $7,000 Y
$1,000 - $2,000 Y
$12,000 Y
$1,125 Y
$15,000 Y
$18,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Lawrence University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
College Ave
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 832-7000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,471
Out of State $1,471


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jun-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Lawrence is expensive, but it's totally worth it. It's a great school, and professors really make an effort to make you get the most out of your experience and education here. Also, financial aid is very possible to get and if you feel like you need a little more help to afford it, just talk to admissions/financial aid office because they are usually able to help out and make it work.

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  • Molly from WI
  • Apr-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Prestigious but expensive. Getting your money's worth depends on which department you're in. The LU conservatory is widely celebrated, and the psychology , biology, and chemistry departments are strong. The only major that is an absolute waste at Lawrence is art - the program is tiny and terrible.

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  • 4
  • English major
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    As far as I can tell, most students go on to good jobs/internships after graduating.

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  • 4
  • Jazmin from Bronx, NY
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There are times where Lawrence feels claustrophobic (we make the joke of being trapped in the Lawrence bubble), but you definitely do feel the sense of community here. And at the end of the day you can always complain to fellow Lawrentians about what you do and don't like, and usually you can come to LUCC (Lawrence University Community Council) which is our student government and try and fix it.

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  • Bre from WI
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The price is steep but the pay off has been fantastic so far. I can't really comment on life after graduation, but the academics, opportunities, and networking options are superb. I can't imagine myself going anywhere else anymore.

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