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Lees-McRae College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$36,590 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,878 tuition
$10,392 on campus room & board
$550 books and supplies
$770 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$36,590 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,878 tuition
$10,392 on campus room & board
$550 books and supplies
$770 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
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)
47% get state aid ($4,334 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 2.05% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.05% 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 $16,785 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,200 47%
Pell Grants $4,268 48%
Other Federal Grants $1,589 8%
Institution Grant Aid $11,000 98%
State Grant Aid $4,334 47%
Student Loans $5,500 80%
Federal Loans $6,080 68%
Other Loans $12,010 10%

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
191 Main Street
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $710
Out of State $710


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Thelma from Charlotte, NC
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    College is voluntary and expensive. You have gained independence, you are in a new place, and your adult life is gradually beginning. Managing your own time is vital to balance responsibilities and set priorities. There will be moral and ethical decisions you may have never faced before and it is your job to stay on top of things. That is 33,000 dollars a year that can be wasted partying, failing classes, being in the wrong major or making the best of it. So many young adults go into copious amounts of debt for degrees that will not help them get a career. Schedules tend to look lighter than they actually are, so pick and choose classes wisely. You are expected to take responsibility for what you do and do not do, as well as for the consequences of your decisions. College is not guided, and professors will not remind you of due dates, incomplete work or initiate contact if you need assistance. College is a learning environment in which you take responsibility and apply what you have learned, but it's all worth it if you put in the effort.

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  • 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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