Lafayette College has adopted a 4% increase in tuition to $58,110 for the 2022-23 academic year. When combined with charges for room and board and student fees, the total cost of attendance will be $75,954.

“As the parent of two currently enrolled college students, I understand the level of commitment and sacrifice that you are making,” President Nicole Farmer Hurd wrote in a note to students’ families. “I also fully appreciate the commensurate expectations you have of Lafayette to help prepare your student for an inspiring life and successful career. 

“The intellectual curiosity, creativity, athleticism, and enthusiasm for doing the hard work among our student body all are palpable as I walk about the campus,” she added. “I promise you that we will endeavor earnestly to generate a return on your investment that exceeds expectations!”

The increase for next year comes after Lafayette eliminated the planned tuition increase for 2020-21 and offered a 10% tuition reduction that year for students who studied remotely due to COVID-19. Even with a 2.5% increase in tuition for 2021-22, the current total cost of attendance is lower than what was originally announced for 2020-21, prior to the arrival of COVID-19.

Lafayette is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all students, and it recently took two steps to improve access to its education for low-income and middle-class families. 

First, applicants for the 2022-23 academic year from families with total family incomes of up to $150,000 and typical assets for families in this income group will have their financial need met through grants and work-study, without any loans.

Second, applicants for the 2022-23 academic year who attend high schools at which 75% or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch are no longer required to complete what some scholars and community-based organizations have called “the most onerous form in college admissions” in order to receive financial aid.  

“These two actions allow us to welcome talented students who know that Lafayette is the right fit for their growth and success,” said Lafayette’s Hurd. “They can now dedicate their attention to academic knowledge, personal growth, and professional development instead of worrying about costs, loans, and debt.”

Here is the breakdown for next year’s total costs:

  • Tuition: $58,110
  • Room: $10,720 (standard building) 
  • Board: $6,616 (20-meal plan)
  • Student Activity Fee: $342
  • Student Technology Fee: $166
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