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 the cost of an on campus room. 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

Tuition $51,420 $48,110
Activity Fees $465 $465
Technology Fees $320 $320
Health Services Fee $250 $250
Student Bar Assn. Fee $210
Room** $7,300
Board* $6,625
Books/Supplies $1,950 $3,000
Personal/Misc $2,170
Law Living Expenses, Estimated $15,125
Law Loan Fees, Estimated $2,000
Standard Cost of Attendance*** $70,500 $69,480


Fall TermWinter 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.

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