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.

2020 - 2021

Tuition $56,170 $50,060
Activity Fees $545 $545
Technology Fees $320 $320
Health Services Fee $250 $250
Student Bar Assn. Fee $220
Room** $8,365
Board* $7,445
Books/Supplies $2,220 $2,980
Personal/Misc $2,285
Law Living Expenses, Estimated $15,125
Law Loan Fees, Estimated $1,500
Standard Cost of Attendance*** $77,600 $71,000


Fall TermWinter Term (Change due to COVID-19)
Billing Dates July 15, 2020 December 1, 2020
Due Dates August 10, 2020 January 10, 2021

*For 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.

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

***The average cost for all necessary expenses mentioned above does not include health insurance, travel costs, or fraternity/sorority membership. Fraternity / sorority charges for first-years in 2018-2019 averaged $1,330 for men and $610 for women. Fraternity / sorority charges for upper-division students averaged $4,765 for men, $1,250 for women, with room and board charges adding approximately $3,420 to 10,485 for men and $3,250 to 13,925 for women. Board plans for Live-Out Sorority members was $3,250 for the year.