Year after year, the value of a Lafayette education
is highly rated by PayScale and Bloomberg BusinessWeek, both for starting salaries after graduation and for 30-year return on investment.

If our academics and experiences align with your ambitions and you are ready to accelerate your success, we work to make our premier education affordable and accessible.

We believe the responsibility to pay for a college education lies with students and their families. But we also believe in equal opportunity so that our talented and multifaceted students can focus their efforts on learning new knowledge and leading global change.

Paying for college then truly becomes a joint investment, one where we support 100% of demonstrated need for the students who want to be part of the Lafayette family.

Here’s how a premier Lafayette education remains affordable.

We first encourage students and families to calculate an estimate of what that education might cost. Answering six simple questions can create a reliable cost estimate using MyinTuition.

Next is our commitment to Need-Based Aid. In addition to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all students, Lafayette offers a no-loan commitment. Students with a total family income* up to $150,000 and with typical family assets for their income levels will have their federal loans replaced with grants and work study.

Finally, the College has robust competitive Non-Need-Based Scholarships. In addition to the Marquis Awards–Marquis Fellowships (full tuition) and Marquis Scholarships (half tuition). All applicants are considered for non-need-based scholarships, but admissions interviews are highly encouraged for those  students seeking them.

Other types of aid are available as well.

*Total family income is calculated using taxable income, including wages, interest, and business income, plus untaxed income, like child support, social security, and pension distributions. Business income includes income generated from sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and rental income. Assets include bank accounts, investments, home equity, and business net worth, but do not include retirement savings. Losses are added back into income, including business losses, capital losses, and depreciation on real estate and/or rental property.

COVID-19

  • Lafayette College applied for its first installment of CARES Act funding from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in the amount of $695,510. These funds are being provided by the federal government to directly support students facing urgent financial needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of campus operations. Learn more.
  • For more information please check our FAQ

Want to schedule an appointment with one of our staff?

Please contact our office at 610-330-5055 and have the following information available:

  • Student Full Name
  • Reference ID (applicants/admits) or Student ID (enrolled students)

 

No Loan Initiative

  • Lafayette is committed to meet 100% of demonstrated need for all students. One way we do that is offering a no-loan commitment. The College will replace federal loans with grants and work study for first-year domestic students entering Lafayette for the 2022-2023 academic year with a total family income up to $150,000 and with typical family assets for their income levels.
  • See our faq section for additional details

The CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is a financial aid application used for determining demonstrated need for institutional need-based grants and is a secondary form to FAFSA. The CSS Profile provides colleges and universities with a deeper and more precise look at an applicant’s financial background, important when awarding finite institutional resources. Completing a CSS Profile is not required for first year students entering the College in Fall 2022 who attend high schools designated as high-poverty (>=75% of the high school’s students receiving free and reduced lunch). These students are exempt from submitting it for the remainder of their time at Lafayette.
See our faq section for additional details.

Lafayette Codes

CSS Profile: 2361 FAFSA: 003284

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

Lafayette College
730 High St.
118 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 330-5355

Office of Financial Aid

Lafayette College
730 High St.
202 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 330-5758