Tuition and Fees
Investing in You
A college education is an investment in your future. Our Financial Aid team is here to understand your individual financial situation and find ways to meet your needs. At St. Lawrence, we will work with you one-on-one to provide guidance, answer questions, and help make sure you and your family are making informed decisions every step of the way.
Unpacking Our Tuition and Fees
At St. Lawrence, we don’t want the cost of our education to limit your access to a hands-on, world-class education. We’ll work with you to make sure you can manage the cost in the most responsible way possible.
Costs for the 2023-24 Academic Year
|Room & Board||$16,480|
|Student Activities Fee||$410|
*Room rate for single rooms will increase this cost
**Class dues increase to $15 per semester ($30/year) for seniors
Tuition covers the cost of your academic courses for the fall and spring semesters.
Room, board, and fees include many of the other components of student life at St. Lawrence, like:
- Your room and meal plan
- Student activities
- Class dues
- Wifi access
- Laundry services
- The SLU computer network and support
- Cable television services
- Residential programming
Calculate Your Expected Family Contribution
If you have about 10 minutes and your most recent income tax forms, you can use the Net Price Calculator to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
This anonymous tool helps families plan for educational costs by providing an estimated financial aid package.
The calculator is designed for use by undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and all monetary data must be reported in U.S. dollars. Most colleges and universities employ a different formula to determine eligibility for students from outside the U.S. that is not available with this calculator.
The package reflects the cost of attendance minus any scholarship or grant aid based on the 2022-2023 awarding rules. It is important to note that this tool is not yet updated with the changes that will be forthcoming on the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and results may vary.
If the amount you're expected to contribute is less than the cost of this school, the difference is your "financial need" for one academic year only. Students must re-apply for financial assistance each year using the FAFSA.
When you subtract the EFC from the cost of attendance, you’ll arrive at your financial need. Our team will do everything we can to make sure that need is met.
At St. Lawrence, we offer two types both merit and specialty scholarships.
You are considered for merit scholarships automatically as part of your admissions application. Specialty scholarships require an additional application.
Each student can only be awarded one merit scholarship. If a student qualifies for more than one, the scholarship with the highest monetary value will be awarded.
A need-based grant is often called "gift aid.” It is money awarded to you by the government, by St. Lawrence University, or by an outside agency and is credited to your account and reduces your cost. You do not have to pay this money back.
Learn About Institutional Grants
Additional Financial Aid Resources
In addition to scholarships, you can receive a need-based aid award when you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal aid can also come in the form of Federal Work Study, which you can choose to receive by obtaining an on-campus job and can cover the cost of personal expenses.
We’re Here to Help
For additional help calculating costs and navigating the aid process, give us a call!
Our Financial Aid counselors are here to work with you at an individual level, understand your unique financial situation, and make sure financial constraints don’t prevent you from getting the education of your dreams.
Helping You Create an Affordable Future
In the 2020-21 academic year, we awarded $76,741,578 total in financial aid to St. Lawrence students. Take a look at how some of this number breaks down.
The number of minutes a day a member of our Financial Aid team is available to answer questions from families (Monday through Friday)
of St. Lawrence students receive need-based financial aid in 2020-21
Average annual total gift aid for the Class of 2024 (scholarships and grants)
Number of students who work on-campus jobs
Recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within 7-9 months of graduating.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
When you apply to St. Lawrence, you’re automatically considered for merit scholarships. To determine eligibility for additional types of aid, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible.