Questions regarding student accounts should be directed to (610) 330-5145 or Tuition and fees are established annually by the Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees listed below may not be comprehensive.




Room Fee



Board Fee



Student Activity & Technology Fee


Matriculation Fee



Parking 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.


Tier 1:  $9,300 per academic year / $4,650 per semester

Includes: Conway, Delta Upsilon, Easton, Farber, Gates, 421 Hamilton Street, 635 High Street, March Hall, Marquis, McKelvy House, Ramer, 225 Reeder Street, Ruef, Soles, Sorority Houses, Watson Courts, and Watson Hall

Tier 2:  $9,660 per academic year / $4,830 per semester

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

Tier 3:  $9,820 per academic year / $4,910 per semester

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

Tier 4:  $10,140 per academic year / $5,070 per semester

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

Tier 5:  $10,430 per academic year / $5,215 per semester

Includes: the College-operated residence at 512 March Street


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 2017-18 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 2021 will automatically be provided with a 20-Meals-Per-Week plan on their student account.

Click here for more information regarding Dining plans and Pard Card dollars


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 02, 2017 for the Fall 2018 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.


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

  • 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.
  • International Wire transfer (in U.S. dollars only) via FlyWire. Please note that the sender is responsible for bank charges related to wire transfer transactions.


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 with any questions.


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