Lyon College
Batesville, AR, 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.
$18,605
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,170
$30k - $48k
$15,511
$48k - $75k
$20,738
$75k - $110k
$20,015
$110k+
$21,762
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.
$28,790
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.
$28,790
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.
$9,130
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@lyon.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,534
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,401
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,220
Students receiving state aid
61%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,508
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,401
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,207
$30k - $48k
$21,866
$48k - $75k
$16,639
$75k - $110k
$17,362
$110k+
$15,615
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.
$2,801,044
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,971,853

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.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,580
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,858
Average Other Loans Per Year
$1,399
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.
$12,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$263

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
As a private school, the college is very well priced and the products of your money can be seen throughout campus. However, the dorm facilities do not leave that final impression of twenty eight thousand dollars a year...
Karisala from O Fallon, IL
Lyon is pretty pricey, and sometimes it seems like you're not getting your money's worth. But you can discuss this with a financial advisor, any professor, or even the president of the college at any time to find out what all you're getting. By the end of the year, it's obvious that you're getting a quality education at a higher grade school for a reasonable price.
Spencer from Jonesboro, AR
The education is top-notch, no competition. The teachers all know what they're doing, and they prepare you for the real world. It may be a lot of money, but you'll be able to make more money in the future.
Katheryn from Batesville, AR
Despite the cost, Lyon is going to give you one of the best college experiences compared to other schools at the same price. The academic prestige, culture and preparation for life after college are all so great that the cost is worth it. I promise you, DO NOT LET THE COST KEEP YOU AWAY. This school is way to good to ignore if you have it on your college lists.
Joshua from Bentonville, AR
Note - if you're paying full price I would probably place this school at around 2/3 stars.

I, personally, am paying almost nothing for this school because I received the Brown Scholarship. However, it's very common to receive full tuition, and literally everyone has at least some sort of scholarship on campus. Because Room & Board is so competitive priced, I personally believe that Lyon is definitely one of the best bangs for your buck. You get a full, personal college experience, with dedicated staff and opportunities you would never find at a big 4 year university. (For example, one of my professors has already suggested the possibility of me doing research with him as early as sophomore year)
John from Allen, TX
By far one of the best college values you can get. Well rounded social and academic campus, plus with the Nichols Program you have an opportunity to travel abroad for very little out of pocket expense.
Sean from Watauga, TX
Lyon offers many scholarship and grant opportunities to prospective students. There is a very high rate of Lyon graduates getting placed in jobs from their degree bracket within one year of graduating. The professors work WITH the students and want nothing more than their success.
Shauna from Strawberry, AR

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