Cost of Attendance

Tuition, Fees, Room and Board - These are direct expenses billed by the university to the student's tuition account. Our cost of attendance is based on full-time enrollment, the first year meal plan, and the cost of an on campus room. We do not adjust our cost of attendance based on an individual student's actual room/board expenses. We use the same room and board allowance regardless of whether a student lives on or off-campus.

Books and Supplies - We estimate an annual allowance for books and supplies based on information from our campus bookstore. Your actual costs will vary from term to term depending on your course registration. Purchases made at the campus bookstore can be charged to the student's tuition account.

Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses - These are indirect expenses that the student may incur while they are here at W&L. Some types of personal/miscellaneous purchases include laundry, toiletries, movies, etc.

Transportation - We include the estimated cost of transportation to campus in the fall, home and back for winter break, and back home at the end of the spring term. Transportation costs are estimated based on a student's state of residence.

Breakdown of Fees
Tuition $63,315 $53,120
Activity Fees $640 $640
Technology Fees $320 $320
Health Services Fee $250 $250
Student Bar Assn. Fee $220
Room1 $9,230
Board2 $8,455
Books/Supplies $2,290 $3,180
Personal/Misc $2,500
Law Living Expenses, Estimated $15,720
Law Loan Fees, Estimated $1,500
Standard Cost of Attendance3 $87,000 $74,950
Tuition Billing and Due Dates
Fall TermWinter Term
Billing Dates July 15, 2023 November 15, 2023
Due Dates August 10, 2023 December 10, 2023

The fee for special, non-degree undergraduate students for 2023-2024 is $2,261 per credit hour.

1Rooming cost for law students are included in the Law Living Expenses, Estimated figure.

2For dining options available to upper class undergraduate and law, see Dining Services.  Board costs for law students are included above in the Law Living Expenses, Estimated figure.

3The average cost for all necessary expenses mentioned above does not include health insurance, travel costs, or fraternity/sorority membership. Charges for first-year students in 2021-2022 averaged $1,385 for fraternities and $370 for sororities. Charges for upper-division students averaged $5,000 for fraternities and $1,240 for sororities, with room and board charges adding approximately $3,400 to $12,000 for fraternities and $3,145 to $15,840 for sororities. Board plans for Live-Out Sorority members was $3,350 for the year.