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.

2017 - 2018

Tuition $49,170 $47,165
Activity Fees $430 $430
Technology Fees $320 $320
Health Services Fee $250 $250
Student Bar Assn. Fee $210
Single Room** $8,000
Double Room** $5,600
Board* $6,310
Books/Supplies $1,800 $3,000
Personal/Misc $2,070
Law Living Expenses, Estimated $15,125
Law Loan Fees, Estimated $2,000
Standard Cost of Attendance*** $67,150 $68,500


Fall TermWinter Term
Billing Dates July 15, 2017 November 15, 2017
Due Dates August 10, 2017 December 10, 2017

*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.

**An average room rate for undergraduates is included above in the Standard Cost of Attendance.  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 2014-15 averaged $1,600 for men and $800 for women. Fraternity / sorority charges for upper-class students averaged $5,850 for men, $2,400 for women, with average room and board charges adding approximately $7,500 to $13,900 for men and $9,890 to $12,940 for women.  Board plans for Live-Out Greek members ranged from $2,120 to $5,140.

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