St Lawrence University

Canton, 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.
$27,691
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,495
$30k - $48k
$11,379
$48k - $75k
$22,171
$75k - $110k
$25,523
$110k+
$37,325
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.
$54,846
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.
$54,846
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.
$14,134
Books and Supplies
$750
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@stlawu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
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.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$31,866
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.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,565
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,217
Students receiving state aid
20%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,779
Students receiving federal aid
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,565
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$53,545
$30k - $48k
$54,661
$48k - $75k
$43,869
$75k - $110k
$40,517
$110k+
$28,715
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.
$55,490,557
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$19,348,130

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,637
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,325
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,130
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.
$24,000
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.
$285

What Students Are Saying

4.13 Average Rating
For those who have already taken a look at the tuition, room, and board costs, I’m sure you were blown away by how costly St. Lawrence is. I too was astonished by the costs and I was close to not applying for that reason. However, each year, St. Lawrence awards tens of millions of dollars in financial aid. Some of this is based on your family's financial need, and the remainder is based on the strength of your application. All successful applicants to St. Lawrence are considered for merit scholarships (a total of 12 scholarships). St. Lawrence also offers other types of financial aid such as athletic scholarships, grants, student employment, Pell grants if applicable, and of course, educational loans. More in-depth information is offered on the school’s website page for Financial Aid. As long as the FAFSA is sent in on time and appropriately, paying for St. Lawrence isn’t an impossible thing. Furthermore, some of the things imbedded in the tuition include great online and technical services, professional research engines, major year round activities, and great dining services among many others. I received a great financial aid package for my first and second year, and I know I’ll keep receiving great financial packages for the next two years.
Marilyn from Huntington Park, CA
If you haven't earned a scholarship, SLU is pretty pricey for what it is. Although I have a great time and have learned a lot there, if I didn't have a scholarship, I would never have picked St. Lawrence. However, with a scholarship it's a good deal and definitely worth the price.
Sophie from Chazy, NY
Although the price tag on this school is a little pricey, I have never been happier. Already I can tell that some of my classmates, housemates, and peers will be lifelong friends. These experiences are unforgettable, and college is a primetime in life. The location, academic opportunities, small class sizes, professor availability, study abroad program options, among many other things, are hard to come by these days, but St. Lawrence University has it all, and I wouldn't trade my days at school for anything in the world.
Alexis from Sanbornville, NH
you get exactly what you pay for. top notch school for sure.
jeremy from san jose, ca
Over 90% of all SLU students receive Financial Aid. We have so much to do on campus, which being in an area with not much to do, is crucial. There is never a boring night at St. Lawrence. And the academics are top notch.
Taylor from Gouverneur, NY
The study abroad, academics, and career services are great. But for everything else, it is not that great.
lilrocker392, NY
Although tuition at St. Lawrence is a steep price, the school is very good about finding aid and scholarships for students. I also believe that St. Lawrence has offered me an unparalleled education, providing challenging courses, classes I am interested in, providing unique research opportunities, and has plenty of extracurriculars so everyone can find something to get involved in. There are so many opportunities to excel at SLU and create an excellent base for the future.
Noelle from Williamson, NY
The school is a lot of money but for the most part the money covers a lot. It pays for the counselors, tutors, different websites needed for research. Although it seems like the money isn't worth it it really is.
Stephanie from Freeport, NY
St. Lawrence gives a lot of financial aid and overall gives you the best bang for the buck!!
Kayla

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