Cost and Financial Aid

Our approach is simple: offer a world-class education at an affordable cost.

At Lees-McRae, we’ll help you get the most value out of your studies. Our tuition is 15 percent less than other private institutions in North Carolina, and we don’t charge more if you come from out of state. And, 95 percent of our students receive scholarships or other forms of financial assistance such as grants, work-study, or loans.


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We're here to help!

When questions arise, make the Office of Financial Aid your go-to for all things. We’re happy to discuss the difference between scholarships, grants, and loans. Or we can provide resources if you want to explore these topics on your own. And most importantly of all, we can guide you through the application process. Follow the steps below to get started.


Students will be automatically reviewed for academic merit scholarships at the time they apply for admission. Apply today!


The FAFSA for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 enrollment can be completed as early as Jan. 1, 2024 and will determine your eligibility for federal, state, and need-based institutional aid (school code: 002939). Approximately 30% of filers are selected by the federal government for verification, requiring additional info.


You’ll receive an offer letter that details all the funds you are eligible for. Read it carefully and let us know if you have questions.


Choose the offer you would like to accept, sign the letter, and return it to the Office of Financial Aid.

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Student Accounts Manager

Financial Aid