Tuition and Fees

At Lyon College, we are committed to making an educational experience of the highest quality available to students. With a combination of affordable costs, extensive merit-based scholarship and financial aid programs, and first-tier academic programs, Lyon College has been regularly recognized as one of higher education’s best bargains among private, selective liberal arts colleges.

Tuition and Fees 2016-2017

Tuition  $26,050
Board and Room  $8,440
Student Activity Fee*  $240
Technology Fee  $0
Total Comprehensive Fee  $34,730

Lyon College allows, for budgeting purposes, $1000 per year each, certain education-related expenses.  These unbilled expenses are:



Together with the aforementioned direct costs of tuition, fees, and room & board, the total Cost of Attendance in 2016-2017 for a full-time campus resident is $37,730.


Tuition Per Credit 


More than 5 credits, fewer than 12 credits  $860
5 credits or fewer  $435


Summer School Fees 2016

Tuition per credit  $420
Room per week  $110
Meal plan per week  $125

*This amount is dedicated to the Lyon College Student Government Association for allocation to student organizations.

Depending on meal plan selected, Board includes up to $175 flex-dollars to be spent at the Bistro Bar. Under certain circumstances approved by the Student Life Office, some students may be allowed to privately occupy a room. In these cases, the standard rate will be $540 for a single room and $590 for a double room.