November 12, 2010
Trustees approve tuition freeze for 2011-2012 academic year

In these tough economic times, Lees-McRae College is taking the extraordinary step of freezing tuition in its tracks. The Board of Trustees approved the tuition freeze during the fall board meeting October 29.

News reports indicate that most colleges and universities will increase tuition anywhere from five to 10 percent next year, and many private colleges are becoming unaffordable for many families. However, Lees-McRae College understands that times are tough and is committed to providing an affordable tuition rate for the 2011-2012 academic year. Tuition will remain at $22,164 for the academic year.

Meanwhile, the college continues making generous financial aid awards based on academic merit and financial need. In fact, over 98 percent of LMC students receive financial aid, and for many, these packages are quite significant.

"Our goal at Lees-McRae is to provide students with a quality education at a price they can afford. We recognize that many students and their families are still recovering from the financial setbacks that have plagued this country during the past two years," said Lees-McRae College President Barry Buxton. "We want our students and their families to know that we share their financial concerns."

Quality, affordable education in the most beautiful place on earth: That's Lees-McRae College.

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