Lafayette College
Easton, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$30,820
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,471
$30k - $48k
$15,006
$48k - $75k
$14,444
$75k - $110k
$25,574
$110k+
$46,392
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,880
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,640
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@lafayette.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
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Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,957
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
9%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,459
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$38,631
Students receiving state aid
4%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,681
Students receiving federal aid
10%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,459
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$58,336
$30k - $48k
$50,255
$48k - $75k
$45,428
$75k - $110k
$42,490
$110k+
$22,396
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,090,337
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,616,488

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,070
Students receiving federal loans
31%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,196
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,266
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
Despite the many remarkable aspects of Lafayette, there is one down side: the cost. With the total cost being almost $52,000, Lafayette is one of the more expensive schools. But in my opinion, it’s worth it.
Amanda from Moorestown, NJ
$52,000 a year is a big commitment and I'm sorry but if I had to pay for it It wouldn't be worth it. Thankfully, Lafayette has Phenomenal financial aid, far beyond any other place I applied. That said if money is no object, go for it! its the best you can get for the buck.
Jeff from Hershey, PA
It is an expensive college, but don't be too intimidated by the price tag, which is actually fairly competitive compared to other colleges nearby of equal standing. Private schools like Lafayette give good scholarships ;).
Grace from Hopatcong, NJ
I won't lie - Lafayette is kind of expensive, but admissions is very generous with financial aid and will try to help you as much as possible. The academics here are nationally ranked and are truly worth it, the campus activities are always fun and Lafayette is very involved with the city of Easton and will coordinate events there for our entertainment. This is a personal college more than a private one because everybody will get to know everyone else and unbreakable bonds are sure to come from this environment with your peers and professors alike, and so overall I think it is worth much more than what it costs to go here.
Peter from Swan Lake, NY
The cost is extremely high but the college has plenty of money to offer in aid as scholarships and grants to make the price reasonable.
Samantha from Harrisburg, PA

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