Lee University
Cleveland, TN, 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.
$17,629
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,805
$30k - $48k
$15,953
$48k - $75k
$17,380
$75k - $110k
$19,012
$110k+
$19,647
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.
$20,500
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.
$20,500
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.
$8,510
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
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.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$14,460
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.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,376
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,962
Students receiving state aid
47%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,958
Students receiving federal aid
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,376
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,411
$30k - $48k
$17,051
$48k - $75k
$13,646
$75k - $110k
$11,674
$110k+
$11,702
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.
$23,603,980
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,578,356

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.
89%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,710
Students receiving federal loans
88%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,666
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,526
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.
$17,250
Loan Default Rate
8%
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.
$253

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
It is not the cheapest university in America but I can say if one plans on attending a Christian college...it can be one of the cheapest!...It is well worth the money. The tuition is around 15,000.
Brittany from Cleveland, TN
Lee is a private Christian school, but you wouldn't know it from the cost. There is no out of state tuition; everyone pays the same thing! Lee is much cheaper than any of Texas' state schools! Lee is also worth every penny, and they give such great scholarships to help out!
Alexis from Bedias, TX
Compared to many other classes, Lee is well priced, including the price of dorming there. The campus is beautifully landscaped and the buildings are both up-to-date and elaborately designed.
Amy from Mohnton, PA
Arguably the best Tier II school out there, and for slightly more than a community college's price.
Colm from Jasper, GA
I live out of state and the tuition price is cheaper than most of my private schools in my state (including the in-state tuition price). Lee actually has the #1 ranked Study Abroad program. You have to go on a trip before you graduate and Lee pays for 75% of your trip! I plan on going to Europe for 2 weeks and I get credits that go toward my major.
Anna from douglasville, GA
Professors are very personal with students and helpful. Great atmosphere
Benjamin from Gonzales, LA
Lee University is quite possibly the cheapest private school you'll ever find.
Jimi from Freeport, FL
Make sure you have money coming in.
Christopher from Benton, TN
Lee is very reasonably priced for a private college. It costs roughly $17,000 per year, and they offer automatic scholarships for freshmen with high SAT/ACT scores, in addition to other college-sponsored scholarships.
Laura from Virginia
Lee is actually really cheap for being a private, Christian liberal arts university. Lee really does take pride in the low tuition cost. You really do get a great education for a low cost. As far as the quality of education goes, Lee ranks as a Top Tier University in the South for the US News and World Report. It is also listed as one of 68 Up and Coming Universities in America. Also, in Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges,” Lee is ranked as one of the best colleges in the Southeastern United States. We are also on the President's Honor Roll for Community Service. Our Study Abroad program is also very highly ranked. Honestly, with all of these credentials, Lee really does offer a great bang for the buck.
Heather from Tunnel Hill, GA

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