This tool asks six basic financial questions and gives you an early estimate of the amount your family will need to contribute for one year at Washington and Lee. It only takes 5-minutes!
Cost of Attendance
Tuition, Fees, Room and Board - These are direct expenses billed by the university to the student's tuition account. Our cost of attendance is based on full-time enrollment, the first year meal plan, and an average of the first year dorm costs. We do not adjust our cost of attendance based on an individual student's actual room/board expenses. We use the same room and board allowance regardless of whether a student lives on or off-campus.
Books and Supplies - We estimate an annual allowance for books and supplies based on information from our campus bookstore. Your actual costs will vary from term to term depending on your course registration. Purchases made at the campus bookstore can be charged to the student's tuition account.
Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses - These are indirect expenses that the student may incur while they are here at W&L. Some types of personal/miscellaneous purchases include laundry, toiletries, movies, etc.
Transportation - We include the estimated cost of transportation to campus in the fall, home and back for winter break, and back home at the end of the spring term. Transportation costs are estimated based on a student's state of residence.
2018 - 2019
|Health Services Fee||$250||$250|
|Student Bar Assn. Fee||$210|
|Law Living Expenses, Estimated||$15,125|
|Law Loan Fees, Estimated||$2,000|
|Standard Cost of Attendance***||$70,500||$69,480|
|Fall Term||Winter Term|
|Billing Dates||July 15, 2018||November 15, 2018|
|Due Dates||August 10, 2018||December 10, 2018|
*For dining options available to upper class undergraduate and law, see Dining Services. Board costs for law students are included above in the Law Living Expenses, Estimated figure.
**Rooming cost for law students are included in the Law Living Expenses, Estimated figure.
***The average cost for all necessary expenses mentioned above does not include health insurance, travel costs, or fraternity / sorority membership. Fraternity / sorority charges for first-years in 2017-18 averaged $1,650 for men and $700 for women. Fraternity / sorority charges for upper-class students averaged $5,380 for men, $1,800 for women, with average room and board charges adding approximately $14,400 to $17,115 for men and $13,700 to $16,100 for women. Board plans for Live-Out Sorority members was $3,620 for the year.