Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Education is an investment in your future. It should be easy to know the cost of that investment, so we’ve simplified undergraduate tuition and fees. Students pay for their tuition, room and board, and a comprehensive fee. We don’t call it comprehensive for nothing—it not only includes all required textbooks and course material rentals, but also full access to student life resources such as health and counseling services, safety and police, network and technology, and campus shuttles and transportation. 

ITEM    SINGLE SEMESTER ACADEMIC YEAR
Tuition $15,250 $30,500
Housing (Standard Room) $3,500 $7,000
Food (All Access Meal Plan–includes sales tax) $4,100 $8,200
Comprehensive Fee $1,675 $3,350
Total $24,525 $49,050

  
The fees above apply to the 2024–25 academic year for full-time, residential students (12–18 credit hours per semester). Students should refer to Montibus to view their individual charges and account balance. 

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    Part-time Student Tuition and Fees

    Part-time students enroll in fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

    ITEM    COST
    Tuition $800 per credit hour
    Comprehensive Fee $145 per credit hour

     

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    Summer Session Tuition and Fees

    Fees for Summer Terms are payable in full on the day of registration.

    ITEM    COST
    Tuition* $400 per credit hour
    Housing and Food $215 per week

     
    *Wildlife Biology Summer Clinical students will be charged an additional $175 specialized course fee. 

    Learn more about Summer Session registration

Estimate of Total Costs

Financial Aid is calculated by considering all the expenses a student will have including tuition, fees, housing, food, travel to campus, and personal necessities. All these expenses totaled equal the student's "cost of attendance" budget, which determines the maximum amount of aid a student may receive. 

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    First Year Residential Student

    Tuition and Fees
    Tuition $30,500
    Comprehensive Fee $3,350
    Food (All Access Meal Plan–includes sales tax) $8,200
    Standard Freshman Housing $7,000
    Total Direct Costs $49,050
     
    Estimate of Other Expenses
    These expense estimates will vary for each student and are for planning and budgetary purposes only.
    Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $500
    Transportation Allowance $1,500
    Miscellaneous Personal Expense Allowance $2,952
    Loan Fee Allowance $320
    Total Other Expenses $5,272

     

    Cost of Attendance Budget
    Tuition and Fees $49,050
    Other Expenses $5,272
    Total Cost of Attendance Budget $54,322
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    Upperclassman Residential Student

    Tuition and Fees
    Tuition $30,500
    Comprehensive Fee $3,350
    Food (All Access Meal Plan–includes sales tax) $8,200
    Average Campus Housing (estimated)* $8,646
    Total Direct Costs $50,696
     
    Estimate of Other Expenses
    These expense estimates will vary for each student and are for planning and budgetary purposes only.
    Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $500
    Transportation Allowance $1,500
    Miscellaneous Personal Expense Allowance $2,952
    Loan Fee Allowance $320
    Total Other Expenses $5,272

     

    Cost of Attendance Budget
    Tuition and Fees $50,696
    Other Expenses $5,272
    Total Cost of Attendance Budget $55,968


    *Actual housing charges will vary based on each student's housing selection. 

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    Commuting Student (living without parents/guardians)

    Tuition and Fees
    Tuition $30,500
    Comprehensive Fee $3,350
    Total Direct Costs $33,850
     
    Estimate of Other Expenses
    These expense estimates will vary for each student and are for planning and budgetary purposes only.
    Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $500
    Food Allowance $8,200
    Housing Allowance $11,682
    Transportation Allowance $1,500
    Miscellaneous Personal Expense Allowance $2,952
    Loan Fee Allowance $320
    Total Other Expenses $25,154

     

    Cost of Attendance Budget
    Tuition and Fees $33,850
    Other Expenses $25,154
    Total Cost of Attendance Budget $59,004
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    Commuting Student (living with parents/guardians)

    Tuition and Fees
    Tuition $30,500
    Comprehensive Fee $3,350
    Total Direct Costs $33,850
     
    Estimate of Other Expenses
    These expense estimates will vary for each student and are for planning and budgetary purposes only.
    Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment $500
    Food Allowance $8,200
    Housing Allowance $5,841
    Transportation Allowance $1,500
    Miscellaneous Personal Expense Allowance $2,952
    Loan Fee Allowance $320
    Total Other Expenses $19,313

     

    Cost of Attendance Budget
    Tuition and Fees $33,850
    Other Expenses $19,313
    Total Cost of Attendance Budget $53,163
Not all expenses are billed by Lees-McRae College directly, but they are considered by the Office of Financial Aid as expected expenses. "Direct Costs" are items billed by the college directly, including tuition, housing, food, and fees (for residential students). Non-billable items include budget items like travel and miscellaneous expenses.

Additional Fees

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    Course

    ITEM    COST
    Overload Course Fee*
    Applies to credit hours above 18 per semester for non-honors students and above 21 hours per semester for honors students. 
    $800 per credit hour
    Specialized Course Fees
    Some courses will incur additional expenses to cover labs, materials, supplies, etc.
    See additional course fees
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    Housing Options

    NORTH CAMPUS*

    RESIDENCE    COST
    Avery Hall $3,500 Standard Double Room
    Baldwin Hall $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Bentley Hall $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Cannon Honors Cottage $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Elk River Apartments $4,200 Standard Double Room
    Hemlock Village $5,000 Standard Room
    McMillan Hall $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Tate Hall $3,300 Triple Room
    $3,500 Standard Double Room 
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Tennessee Hall $5,000 Standard Double Room
    $5,500 Private Single Room
    Virginia Hall $5,000 Standard Double Room
    $5,500 Private Single Room


    SOUTH CAMPUS*

    RESIDENCE    COST
    Douglass Cottage $3,300 Shared Triple Suite
    $3,700 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    East Wing $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $4,300 Private Single Room
    Harris Cottage $4,000 Standard Double Room
    $4,700 Private Single Room
    Hickory Cottage $4,000 Standard Double Room
    Keener Hall $4,200 Standard Double Room
    $4,500 Private Shared Suite
    $5,000 Private Single Room
    Lakeside Apartments $5,000 Standard Double Room
    McKowen Cottage $3,500 Standard Double Room
    $3,900 Shared Double Room
    $4,200 Private Single Room
    Neale Cottage $3,800 Standard Double Room 
    West Wing $3,800 Standard Double Room
    $5,000 Shared Double Suite


    *Housing prices listed are per semester, per student. 

    View additional campus housing information

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    Miscellaneous

    ITEM    COST
    Enrollment Commitment Fee $300
    Resident Parking Permit $500 per year
    Commuter Parking Permit $200 per year
    Graduation Fee $175
    ID Card Replacement Fee $15
    Transcript Fee $10

calculatorDetermine Your Estimated Cost

The Net Price Calculator is part of a carefully designed program that can help you estimate your financial aid options. The average time to complete a full estimate is 3–5 minutes. If you have already filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need your Estimated Family Contribution. Students interested in Fall 2024 enrollment may complete the FAFSA as early as January 1, referencing their family's 2022 U.S. income tax information to ensure an accurate estimate of your cost of attendance. Students looking for Spring 2025 enrollment that have not filed a FAFSA should reference their family's 2022 U.S. income tax information. 

Contact Us

Student Accounts
828.898.8759
studentaccounts@lmc.edu 

Financial Aid
828.898.8740
finaid@lmc.edu

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will serve as your application for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid. The Lees-McRae school code is 002939.