Student Fees and Payments

Questions regarding Student Accounts should be directed to 610-330-5145 or studentbilling@lafayette.edu.

Tuition and fees are established annually by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed below may not be comprehensive.

2014-15 Academic Year

Tuition $45,230
Matriculation Fee 750 (1)
Student Activity and Technology Fee 405
Room Fee 8,360 (2)
Board Fee depends on selection (3)

(1) One-time fee for new students only.
(2) Additional fees may apply depending on housing assignment.
(3) Depends on meal plan selected.  See Dining—Meal Plan Options for more information.

Statements/Policies

Student bills are issued electronically by the College and administered by the Controller’s Office. Tuition and fees are billed in early July for the fall semester and in early December for the spring semester. All bills are available online from the student’s Banner Self Service account. FERPA requires students to grant permission to others (such as parents or family members) to use the online billing system. Students can grant authorized users access by setting them up within the online billing system. The payment due date is approximately three (3) weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester and is set as Aug. 6, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester.

The student account statement will reflect all of the information the College has about the amount due for (1) tuition, (2) room fees, (3) meal plans/board fees, (4) purchases made on account at the College Store, and (5) other student fees as well as any applicable payments and financial aid awards. Since financial aid, such as grants and loans, may be significant, students and families are strongly encouraged to begin this sometimes lengthy process early so the aid is available when needed to pay the student bills by the 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 account in advance of the payment due date.

A late payment fee of $300 is assessed if payment is not received by the established due date and additional late fees are assessed on unpaid balances that remain after the first day of classes. Students will not be allowed to register or attend classes until accounts are paid in full or until satisfactory payment arrangements are made.

Charges for other expenses incurred during the semester such as room damages, late payment fees, fines, etc., are billed monthly and due upon receipt of the bill.

Making a Payment

Payments for any amounts due can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Make check payable to “Lafayette College” and mail with the payment coupon on the Student Account Statement to:

Lafayette College Student Payments
P.O. Box 36479
Newark, NJ 07188-6479

Payments submitted after the initial payment due dates should be mailed to Lafayette College Controller’s Office, 202 Markle Hall, 730 High St., Easton, PA 18042.

  • Bring a check to the Cashier’s Window on the second floor of Markle Hall on campus. The Cashier’s Window is open most weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wire funds (in U.S. dollars only) to the College using the following information:

ABA Number         021000021 [JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.Y.]
Account Number    836373894
SWIFT Code           CHASUS33
Include student name and Student ID L#

Please note: The sender is responsible for bank charges related to this wire transfer transaction.

Tuition Payment Plans

There is a payment plan available to students who would prefer to pay in monthly installments. While there is no interest charge for this plan, the payment plan provider, Sallie Mae, charges a nominal annual participation fee. If you have the TuitionPay installment payment contract in place, 50% of the contract will be credited to each semester’s bill. Visit the Higher One/Sallie Mae site for more information on TuitionPay or call (800) 635-0120.

Tuition PREPAYMENT OPTION

For students who do not receive institutional aid from Lafayette College, the College has established a plan that permits families to “lock in” the College’s current tuition rates in advance. This plan requires the full prepayment of the student’s tuition for all remaining semesters (up to four years of tuition). Utilization of this plan will guarantee the student’s tuition rate through graduation. If this plan is used, the prepayment is applied to future semester invoices as tuition charges are posted to the student’s account.  The student will continue to be liable for all other non-tuition charges such as student activity, room, and meal plan charges at the rates current on the billing date. Inquiries about the prepayment plan should be directed to the Controller’s Office at (610) 330-5136.

If you have other questions about a student account or payments, please contact the Student Accounts Office at (610) 330-5145 or (610) 330-5136.

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Contact Us

STUDENT BILLING QUESTIONS:
(610) 330-5145 or studentbilling@lafayette.edu

Finance & Administration
Office of the Vice President
Lafayette College
316 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5133
Fax: (610) 330-5700