Cost of Attendance

Tuition, Fees, Housing and Food - 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 housing and food expenses. We use the same housing and food 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 $66,800 $54,715
Activity Fees $675 $675
Technology Fees $320 $320
Health Services Fee $250 $250
Student Bar Assn. Fee $220
Housing1 $9,650
Food2 $9,035
Books/Supplies $2,370 $3,430
Personal/Misc $2,600
Law Living Expenses, Estimated $15,720
Law Loan Fees, Estimated $1,500
Standard Cost of Attendance3 $91,700 $76,830
Tuition Billing and Due Dates
Fall TermWinter Term
Billing Dates July 15, 2024 November 15, 2024
Due Dates August 10, 2024 December 10, 2024

The fee for special, non-degree undergraduate students for 2024-2025 is $2,386 per credit hour.

1Housing 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.  Food 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 2023-2024 averaged $1,440 for fraternities and $500 for sororities. Faternity/Sorority Charges for upper-division students averaged $6,060 for fraternities and $1,350 for sororities, with housing and food charges adding approximately $3,800 to $13,030 for fraternities and $3,350 to $16,675 for sororities. The food plan for Live-Out Sorority members was $3,350 for the year.