Lawrence University

Appleton, WI, 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.
$25,117
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,079
$30k - $48k
$17,147
$48k - $75k
$21,182
$75k - $110k
$25,171
$110k+
$33,313
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.
$47,475
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.
$47,475
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.
$10,341
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financial.aid@lawrence.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
95%
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.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,643
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.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,114
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,046
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,830
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,114
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$39,744
$30k - $48k
$39,676
$48k - $75k
$35,641
$75k - $110k
$31,652
$110k+
$23,510
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.
$29,446,081
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$12,904,761

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.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,141
Students receiving federal loans
54%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,158
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,475
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.
$23,950
Loan Default Rate
2%
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.
$287

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
As far as I can tell, most students go on to good jobs/internships after graduating.
English major
Its expensive, but worth it.
Hilary from Soquel, CA
Tuition is already over $40,000, and rising, but because of the above reasons, I feel that Lawrence deserves a large percentage of this. They do offer decent financial aid, as well.
Alexander from Wausau, WI
The tuition number was large and quite frightening. After a talk with one of the admissions staff, Ken Anselment, I felt reassured that this place is worth it. My overnight visit, for all it's worth, helped me choose to apply and want to be a lawrence viking.
Luis from Chicago, IL
I won't lie - it's expensive. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth it. I have to conclude that it is - it's truly a wonderful experience here.
Stephanie from Seattle, WA
This school is really on the expensive side, but the food and the academics really make it worth the cash. That is, if you can afford it.
Alexander from Northbrook, IL
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.
Anonymous
It is expensive, but it is worth e.v.e.r.y p.e.n.n.y
Valerie from Appleton, WI
Even though its expensive, Lawrence gives good scholarships and makes it possible for most people to attend who deserve it.
Ruby from Bellevue, WA
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.
Molly from WI

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