Fall 2020 – Revised Tuition and Fees Schedule

The “study from home” tuition rate applies to those who are not on campus or on College Hill; it does not apply to students living on campus, living in private on and off-campus rentals, or participating in study abroad programs.

Students who receive financial aid will continue to have their full financial need met, but the financial aid for those studying from home will be adjusted to account for the reduced tuition rate and the elimination of room and board charges. Additionally, financial aid packages that have been released to new and returning students will be adjusted to reflect the elimination of this year’s 3.75 percent increase in tuition, fees, and room and board. Revised financial aid packages and fall 2020 student billing statements will be available by Aug. 17.

Due to the shortened period between issuing student bills and the start of classes, the College will work with a modified payment schedule for the fall semester. Payments in full will be due Tuesday, September 1, 2020. If you plan to utilize a payment plan, there will be three equal installments, with payments due September 1, October 1, and November 2, 2020. Normal installment plan fees will apply.

Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees

*Should it become necessary for the College to vacate students from campus, those who complete the move-out process would have tuition prorated based on the difference between the full and study-from-home rate for the remaining weeks of scheduled on-campus instruction.
**Should it become necessary for the College to vacate students from campus the room and board refund would be prorated for those meeting the move-out requirements for the remaining weeks of scheduled on-campus instruction.
***Fees include student activity and technology fee.
**** The annual parking registration fee will remain $440 and applies to those who elect to bring their cars to campus.
***** The matriculation fee will remain a $750 one-time fee for new students only.

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.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees

Tuition $54,512  
Room Fee $10,056 (1)
Board Fee $6,207 (2)
Student Activity & Technology Fee $480  
Matriculation Fee $750 (3)
Parking Fee $440 (4)

(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.

2020-21 Housing Options

Tier 1:  $10,056 per academic year / $5,028 per semester

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

Tier 2:  $10,452 per academic year / $5,226 per semester

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

Tier 3:  $10,622 per academic year / $5,311 per semester

Includes: “Monroe House” participants in College-owned off-campus houses

Tier 4:  $10,966 per academic year / $5,483 per semester

Includes: non-“Monroe House” participants in College-owned off-campus houses/apartments

Tier 5:  $11,284 per academic year / $5,642 per semester

Includes:
– 512 March Street apartments
– McCartney Street (North & South) – Third-Party Owned Housing (full academic year contract required) 

2020-21 Meal Plan Options

(1) Plans begin at dinner the Saturday afternoon prior to the scheduled start of classes and end at dinner on the scheduled last day of final exams. Modified service is provided during Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring break days with the exception of Thanksgiving day when all venues are closed.
(2) Pard Dollars can be used at all on-campus Dining venues and at participating off-campus merchants. Meal Plans include an allotment of Pard Dollars for use during the fall and spring semesters. This allotment is non-refundable and does not roll over from semester to semester. Pard Dollars purchased in addition to the meal plan allotments shown above (known as Refundable Pard Dollars) do roll from semester to semester and can be refunded at graduation.
(3) Unit with Private Kitchen is defined as: a self-contained residence hall suite, an apartment in Watson Courts, College-owned off-campus houses and apartments, and privately-owned houses and apartments

2019-20 Tuition and Fees

Tuition $54,512  
Room Fee $10,056 (1)
Board Fee $6,207 (2)
Student Activity & Technology Fee $480  
Matriculation Fee $750 (3)
Parking Fee $440 (4)

(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.

2019-20 Housing Options

Tier 1:  $10,056 per academic year / $5,028 per semester

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

Tier 2:  $10,452 per academic year / $5,226 per semester

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

Tier 3:  $10,622 per academic year / $5,311 per semester

Includes: “Monroe House” participants in College-owned off-campus houses

Tier 4:  $10,966 per academic year / $5,483 per semester

Includes: non-“Monroe House” participants in College-owned off-campus houses/apartments

Tier 5:  $11,284 per academic year / $5,642 per semester

Includes: 512 March Street apartments

2019-20 Meal Plan Options

(1) Plans begin at dinner the Saturday afternoon prior to the scheduled start of classes and end at dinner on the scheduled last day of final exams. Modified service is provided during Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring break days with the exception of Thanksgiving day when all venues are closed.
(2) Pard Dollars can be used at all on-campus Dining venues and at participating off-campus merchants. Meal Plans include an allotment of Pard Dollars for use during the fall and spring semesters. This allotment is non-refundable and does not roll over from semester to semester. Pard Dollars purchased in addition to the meal plan allotments shown above (known as Refundable Pard Dollars) do roll from semester to semester and can be refunded at graduation.
(3) Unit with Private Kitchen is defined as: a self-contained residence hall suite, an apartment in Watson Courts, College-owned off-campus houses and apartments, and privately-owned houses and apartments

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.

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.

Veterans or their dependents taking advantage of Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefits will not be imposed penalties, late fees, or other holds due to delayed payments from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.   Students are required to submit a certificate of eligibility for entitlement of benefits to the Education Liaison Representative (ELR) in the Office of the Registrar (registrar@lafayette.edu) no later than the start of  the term in which the student wishes to use benefits.

Making a Payment

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

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

  • Hand delivering a check to the Cashier’s Window on the basement floor of Marquis Hall. The Cashier’s Window is open most weekdays from 8:30 a.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.

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 3-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 studentbilling@lafayette.edu with any questions.

Refund Policies

For information on the College’s refunds policies, please click here