When it comes to the value of a college degree, Lafayette gets high marks across the board.

Reports in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Payscale.com have ranked Lafayette as one of the top schools in the nation in highest return on investment for liberal arts graduates.

Our costs to educate a student are actually higher than what we charge for tuition. Much of the difference is covered by our endowment. Our endowment-per-student ratio is in the top 8 percent of all colleges and universities in the country, which means you will get close working relationships with faculty and staff and first-class facilities and equipment.

Our liberal arts education not only prepares you to apply knowledge to local and global challenges in your career, it also sets you on a path to a greater quality of life.

Read more about the value of a Lafayette degree.

College Costs: 2024-2025

Billed Expenses
Tuition $64,248
Matriculation fee* $750
Activity fee $360
Housing Expenses (room rate 1)** $11,820
Food Expenses (20 meals/week)*** $7,224
TOTAL $84,402
Light Load/Part-Time Status (Important Light Load Status Information) per course rate $10,708

*This is a one-time fee charged to first year students in their first semester.
**Additional fees may apply based upon housing selection.
***First year students are required to have a 20-meal per week plan.

Other Fees
Application Fee $65
Auditing a Course $575
Music Fee (MUS140, MUS141) $600
Advanced Music Fee (MUS142) $765
Parking Registration $500
Winter Interm, Summer I, Summer II, Part time Studies (per course) $2,600
Studio Arts & Lab Science Courses $160
Summer or Interim Internships $275
Non-Billed Expenses
Books/course materials/supplies/equipment $1,000
Transportation* $250
Miscellaneous/personal $940

*Allowance varies based on the student’s state of residence

Eligibility for federal financial aid is determined using the federal cost of attendance formula.