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Comprehensive Fee for 2019-2020

During its recently held meeting, the Lawrence Board of Trustees set the comprehensive fee for the 2019-20 academic year.  Full-time tuition will be $48,822.  Together with room, board and fees, the total comprehensive fee will be $59,841, which is a 3.5% increase over last year.  Thanks to significant efforts to contain operating costs, which are ongoing, Lawrence has held the comprehensive fee increase to 3.5% or less for the last five years. You can see a detailed breakdown of next year’s comprehensive fee at

We will also institute a number of changes in the coming academic year:

  • more flexible dining options that fit class schedules, including 19-, 14-, and 9-meal per week plans, each of which will reset weekly, so you no longer need to manage declining balances over an entire term;
  • a new study abroad pricing and aid policy originally announced last year, which offers Lawrence financial aid toward long-term study abroad programs, with the goal of making these transformative experiences more affordable;
  • modified pricing and financial aid for December term courses to allow more students to take advantage of these enrichment courses; and
  • an increase in most hourly wages for on-campus jobs for the second year in a row.

While we strive to minimize cost increases, we remain committed to sustaining the distinctive nature of a Lawrence education.  We aim to provide a highly personalized and transformative college experience, driven by one of the lowest student-to-faculty ratios in the country that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world. 

Our financial aid team plans to post aid awards for the 2019-20 academic year to students’ Voyager accounts in April. For those of you who have received need based financial aid and who have not yet completed your FAFSA for the coming year, you are encouraged to do so soon. Please visit Brokaw Central for any additional assistance.