September 23, 2013
Lees-McRae announces tuition freeze for 2nd consecutive year

Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce that there will be no tuition increase for academic year 2014-15. This is the second consecutive year the College has chosen not to increase tuition. In addition to a freeze on tuition, there will also be no increase in fees or room cost for the 2014-15 academic year. With approximately 95% of Lees-McRae College students receiving some type of aid, the College remains committed to providing a quality, affordable education at the highest elevated campus in the eastern U.S.

"We recognize that many families are challenged in these tough economic times and want to do our part to make a Lees-McRae College education both accessible and affordable for our students," said Ginger Hansen, vice president for enrollment management. "A college education is one of the best investments a family can make as the earnings potential for college graduates is twice as high as those with only a high school diploma."

Tuition will remain at $23,450 for the 2014-15 academic year. The College will continue to administer academic and performance based scholarships and generous financial aid packages for qualifying students.

“We are carefully managing our budget while continuing to enrich our programs,” said President Barry M. Buxton. “While living within our means, we see no reason to curtail enhancement of our curriculum, our campus and our quality of education.”

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Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
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