Tuition Guarantee Program

Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, all full-time main campus students receive the Lees-McRae tuition guarantee, which demonstrates our commitment to affordability and helps students and families plan and budget for the years ahead.

Who is eligible for the program?

Both in- and out-of-state students entering our main campus are eligible. A student's classification at the time of entry determines the length of the tuition guarantee.

Students will maintain the same tuition rate as the year they first enroll. For example, students entering in fall 2016 will carry the 2016-2017 tuition rate through their time at Lees-McRae (within the guidelines specified above).

Both domestic and international students are eligible.

Will the guarantee affect the amount of financial aid a student receives?

No, Lees-McRae will continue to offer the same generous scholarship and financial aid packages as it has in the past.

Are all costs guaranteed?

While the guarantee freezes the cost of tuition, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of college costs for a residential student, it does not freeze every single expense. For example, housing, meals and fees may fluctuate over the course of enrollment.

A Flat-Rate Textbook Program ensures a consistent rate of textbook costs each semester, regardless of academic load. 
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Can a student ever lose the guarantee?

If a student transfers out of Lees-McRae, the guarantee ends. Tuition for a re-enrolling student will be at the current, new student rate for the year of re-enrollment.

Similarly, if a student withdraws from Lees-McRae or does not enroll as a full-time student in consecutive fall and spring semesters for any reason other than military service, medical leave or other College-approved reasons, the guarantee will end.

What if a student withdraws and is then readmitted to Lees-McRae?

If a student withdraws for any reason, other than for military service, medical leave or other College-approved reason, they will not be granted an extension of the guarantee. The student will re-enroll at the current tuition rate for new entering students.

Are part-time students eligible for the guarantee?

Part-time students are not eligible for the guarantee as they pay a per credit hour fee set each academic year.