Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY, 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.
$33,358
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,109
$30k - $48k
$29,683
$48k - $75k
$24,922
$75k - $110k
$31,014
$110k+
$39,877
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.
$55,900
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.
$55,900
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.
$15,370
Books and Supplies
$600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@slc.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
76%
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.
17%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,916
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.
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,518
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$27,843
Students receiving state aid
4%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,588
Students receiving federal aid
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,518
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$45,125
$30k - $48k
$38,551
$48k - $75k
$43,312
$75k - $110k
$37,220
$110k+
$28,357
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.
$28,856,788
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$5,741,381

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.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,158
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,064
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,152
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.
$13,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
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.
$149

What Students Are Saying

3.57 Average Rating
Worth every penny - and it's a lot of pennies, so be sure you MAKE it worth it.
Lydia from Scottsdale, AZ
Expensive.
CAROLYN from Miami, FL
Though it's quite expensive, you won't find more in depth classes or more dedicated teachers than what you find here.
Cara from Portland, OR
It's pricey, but Sarah Lawrence gave me alot of financial aid.
Elizabeth from Cincinnati, OH
Although Sarah Lawrence is quite pricey (yes, in fact it is the most expensive college in the United States) it is most definitely worth the price. The personal contact with professors, premiere faculty, small class sizes, inspiring student body, location, and unique education is priceless. The college appears to cater to the more affluent, however, they do indeed offer a large amount of financial aid.
Sommer from Sandia Park, NM
It really is the most expensive school in the United States so you're definitely paying, but the education is worth it. Also, need-based aid is fairly generous which allows many students to attend, like myself, who would not have been able to afford it otherwise.
Erin
This school is amazing. I feel I've learned more here than I learned in the eighteen years I spent in school before I came here combined. I feel I have actually better learned *how to learn*. But this school is extremely expensive, and though financial aid is attainable, it's still straining me economically. It's tough to say the price tag is completely worth it, but this school is truly one-of-a-kind. If you can afford to come here, even if it's a close call, I still recommend you do. The price tag seems hefty at first, but you really get so much for your money. The staff here is amazing. It's just an intellectual haven, and though I wish it wasn't so expensive, it is what it is, and if it's what you truly want, go for it.
Adam from NJ

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