Student Fees and Payments
Questions about student accounts should be directed to (610) 330-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition and fees are established annually by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed below may not be comprehensive.
2016-17 TUITION AND FEES
Student Activity & Technology Fee
(1) Additional fees may apply based upon Housing Options.
(2) Additional fees may apply based upon Meal Plan Options.
(3) One-time fee for new students only.
(4) Only for students registered to park on campus.
2016-17 HOUSING OPTIONS
Tier 1: $8,950 per academic year / $4,475 per semester
Includes: Conway, Delta Upsilon, Easton, Farber, Gates, 421 Hamilton Street, 635 High Street, Marquis, McKelvy House, Ramer, 225 Reeder Street, Ruef, Soles, Sorority Houses, Watson Courts, and Watson Hall
Tier 2: $9,290 per academic year / $4,645 per semester
Includes: Delta Kappa Epsilon, Fisher East, Fisher West, Grossman House, Kamine, Keefe, Kirby House, McKeen, Rubin, and South College
Tier 3: $9,440 per academic year / $4,720 per semester
Includes: Living Learning Communities in College-owned off-campus apartments
Tier 4: $9,750 per academic year / $4,875 per semester
Includes: non-Living Learning Communities in College-owned off-campus apartments
Tier 5: $10,030 per academic year / $5,015 per semester
Includes: the College-operated residence at 512 March Street
2016-17 MEAL PLAN OPTIONS
At Lafayette College, dining is integral to the residential college experience and plays an important role in helping students make connections, form communities, and learn from their food and consumption. As part of the College’s Connected Communities Program, Lafayette Dining Services provides more than nutritious and appetizing food. The College’s residential dining program, spread across six different cafés and dining halls, provides social gathering places, opportunities to refuel, and out-of-the-classroom experiences where students are taught about “food service for a sustainable future.”
Lafayette Dining Services works to provide students with a variety of appealing, convenient, and healthy dining options for all palates, dietary restrictions, and allergy sensitivities. Small, local farms are directly supported by Lafayette Dining Services and food is cooked from scratch. That means no processed or canned foods, homemade dressing and sauces, including soups and stocks. Accomplishing this is a mouthful indeed, but the bottom line is that staff strive to cook delicious food that’s good for students, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected.
Below is a summary of the dining plans available to students for the 2016-17 Academic Year:
All students are required to have at least the minimum qualifying meal plan for their class year; plans range from maximum to minimum moving left to right in the above table.
PLEASE NOTE: The Class of 2020 will automatically be provided with a 20-Meals-Per-Week plan on their student account.
Students must contact the Student Accounts Office (email@example.com or 610-330-5145) no later than September 9, 2016 to change their meal plan for the Fall 2016 semester.
BILLINGS & POLICIES
Tuition and fees are billed in early July for the Fall semester and in early December for the Spring semester. Students or Authorized Users may view charges or make payment through the College’s secure Online Payment System operated through TouchNet. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires students to grant permission to others to access student information and students can grant access to other users (for example, parents and other family members) by setting them up within the Online Payment System (instructions). The payment due date is approximately four weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester and is set as August 3, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester.
The student account statement will reflect all of the information the College has about the amount due for tuition, room fees, meal plans/board fees, purchases made on account at the College Store, and other student fees as well as any applicable payments and financial aid awards. Students and families are strongly encouraged to begin this sometimes lengthy process early so the aid is available when needed by the student bill due date. It is the responsibility of the student to file and follow up with the Financial Aid Office on all necessary financial aid forms to ensure that all anticipated aid is approved and credited to the student’s account in advance of the payment due date.
Charges for other expenses incurred during the semester such as room damages, bookstore charges, late payment fees, fines, etc., are billed monthly and due upon receipt of the bill.
Students will not be allowed to register or attend classes until accounts are paid in full or until satisfactory payment arrangements are made. A late payment fee of $300 is assessed if payment is not received or satisfactory arrangements are not made by the established due date and additional late fees may be assessed until payment is received.
Past due balances may affect the student’s ability to register or attend classes and may cause the College to refer the delinquent account to a collection agency. The student may be responsible for paying the collection agency and attorney’s fees. Delinquent accounts may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
MAKING A PAYMENT
Payments for any amounts due can be made in one of the following ways:
- Students and Authorized Users can make payments electronically by using an electronic check (ACH). Read more about how to utilize the electronic payment system.
- Check payments (payable to “Lafayette College” in U.S. Dollars) mailed with the remittance slip from the Student Account Statement to:
Lafayette College Student Payments
P.O. Box 36479
Newark, NJ 07188-6479
- Hand delivering a check to the Cashier’s Window on the second floor of Markle Hall. The Cashier’s Window is open most weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
- Wire funds (in U.S. dollars only) to the College using the following information, please note that the sender is responsible for bank charges related to this wire transfer transaction.
|Beneficiary Account Name||Lafayette College General Account|
|Beneficiary Address||730 High Street, Easton, PA 18042|
|Beneficiary Account Number||836373894|
|Bank Name||JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A.|
|Bank Address||270 Park Avenue, 43rd Floor,
New York, NY 10017
|REFERENCE||Provide the student’s L# as a reference|
NEW TUITION PAYMENT PLAN
A payment plan is available to students who would prefer to pay in monthly installments. For a nominal fee, you will be able to enroll in two separate 5-month term-based plans. Students or Authorized Users can enroll in the plan by logging onto TouchNet. Please have your student set you up as an Authorized User. Please contact the Student Accounts office at 610-330-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Purchasing policies for faculty, administrators, & staff
Anonymous Tip Hotline
(610) 330-5145 or email@example.com
Finance & Administration
Office of the Vice President
316 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
Fax: (610) 330-5700