Student Fees and Payments
Tuition and fees are established annually by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed below may not be comprehensive.
2013-2014 Academic Year
|Student Activity and Technology Fee||390|
|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.
The Controller’s Office issues bills and receives payments for student fees and for student loans administered by the College. 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. The payment due date is approximately four (4) weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester and is set as August 1, 2013 for the Fall 2013 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 that the aid is available when needed to pay the student bills by the due date. It is the responsibility of the students/parents to file and follow up with the Financial Aid office on all necessary financial aid forms, loan applications, etc., to assure that anticipated aid is actually approved and credited to student accounts.
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 payments by electronic check (ACH) online. Students and any other person so authorized by a student can make payments electronically. Read more about how to utilize the electronic payment system.
- 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 Street, 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 9:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.
- Wire funds (in U.S. dollars only) to the College using the following information:
ABA Number 021000021 [JP Morgan Chase Bank, NY]
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 Lafayette students for those who would prefer to pay in ten monthly installments rather than in two lump sums. No interest is charged but there is a nominal annual fee to participate. The “TuitionPay Plan” is available through Sallie Mae. If you have the TuitionPay installment payment contract in place, 50 percent of the contract will be credited to the current semester bill. Visit the Sallie Mae site for more information on TuitionPay or call (800) 635-0210.
Tuition PRE-PAYMENT OPTION
Lafayette has established a plan that permits families to “lock in” the College’s current tuition rates in advance. This plan requires the full pre-payment of the student’s tuition for all remaining semesters (up to four years of tuition). Utitilization of this plan will guarantee the student’s tuition rate through graduation. If this plan is used, a student’s future bills will consist primarily of the student activity fee, room, and board charges at the rates current on the billing date. The plan is not available to students receiving any institutional financial aid. Inquiries about the pre-payment 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 Controller’s Office at (610) 330-5145 or (610) 330-5136.
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