Student Fees and Payments

Questions about 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.

 

2015-16 TUITION AND FEES

AY 2015 Tuition1

(1) Additional fees may apply based upon housing selection. See Housing Options for more information.
(2) Additional fees may apply based upon meal plan selection.  See Meal Plan Options for more information.
(3) One-time fee for new students only.
(4) Only for students registered to park on campus.
 

2015-16 HOUSING OPTIONS

Tier 1:  $8,610

Includes: Conway, Delta Upsilon, Easton, Farber, Four West Campus, Gates, Marquis, McKelvy House, Ramer, 225 Reeder Street, Ruef, Soles, Sorority Houses, Watson Courts, and Watson Hall

Tier 2: $8,930

Includes: Delta Kappa Epsilon, Fisher East, Fisher West, Grossman House, 635 High Street, Kamine, Keefe, Kirby House, McKeen, Rubin, and South College

Tier 3: $9,080

Includes: Living Learning Communities in College-owned off-campus apartments

Tier 4: $9,380

Includes: non-LLC College-owned off-campus apartments

Tier 5: $9,640

Includes: the College-operated residence at 512 March Street

 

2015-16 MEAL PLAN OPTIONS

 
AY 2015-16 Meal Plan Options
 

STATEMENTS & POLICIES

Student bills are issued electronically by the College and administered by the Student Account’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. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (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 four (4) weeks prior to the start of classes for the semester and is set as July 31, 2015 for the Fall 2015 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, bookstore charges, 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. The Cashier’s Window is open most weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m and from 1 p.m. until 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 PLAN

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, Higher One, charges a nominal annual participation fee. If you have the Tuition Payment Plan contract in place, 50% of the contract will be credited to each semester’s bill. Visit the Higher One site for more information on the Tuition Payment Plan or call (800) 635-0120.

 

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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