Members of the Lawrence University Board of Trustees were on campus this week for their annual winter meeting. One of the important matters discussed was tuition.
The full-time tuition for the 2014-15 academic year was set at $42,357. Together with room, board and other fees, the total comprehensive fee will be $51,465. This represents a 3.5 percent increase in tuition and a 3.51 percent increase in the total comprehensive fee for next year.
“As we consider how best to meet our responsibilities, there are three considerations that govern our decisions: affordability, quality and efficiency,” said Lawrence President Mark Burstein. “Despite the fact that endowment earnings, grants and gifts from alumni and friends of Lawrence meet 23.5 percent of the costs of a Lawrence education, I look at every expenditure as if it were being paid directly by the families of our students. Looking ahead, know that the affordability of a quality Lawrence education remains among my highest priorities.”
About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.