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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.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees

Educational Investment
Tuition (12+ credits)* $28,550
Technology & Student Activity Fees* $865
Housing (standard double room)* $5,610
Dining Plan (14 meals/wk + $50 flex)* $4,720
Campus Parking complimentary
Athletic Events complimentary
Printing complimentary
Laundry complimentary
Academic Tutoring complimentary
On-Campus Post Office Box complimentary
Cultural Events & Festivals complimentary
Concerts complimentary
Outdoor Equipment Rentals complimentary
Health & Wellness Center Visits complimentary
Career Center/Access to Alumni Network complimentary
Counseling Center complimentary
Total 2020-2021 direct cost: $39,745

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The educational investment covers all of the services and features above, plus more! At Lyon, you not only enjoy our campus and all its amenities, but you also receive a top liberal arts education from what Forbes calls "one of America's top colleges." The latest numbers show that 99% of our graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation, making the educational investment worth it!

The educational investment does not cover the costs associated with purchasing textbooks and course supplies. These indirect costs allocated for 2020-2021, for budgeting purposes only, include $1,500 for books; $1,250 for transportation; and $1,250 for miscellaneous.

The total Lyon College Cost of Attendance (Direct and Indirect Costs) for the 2020-2021 academic year is $43,745.



residential diNING PLANS
Unlimited Plan Unlimited Meals + $200 Flex per year $5,500
18 Plus* 18 meals/week + $200 Flex per year $5,300
18 18 meals/week + $30 Flex per year $5,150
14 Plus* 14 meals/week + $250 Flex per year $4,900
14 14 meals/week + $50 Flex per year $4,720
10 Plus* 10 meals/week + $270 Flex per year $4,600
10 10 meals/week + $70 Flex per year $4,520
*Formerly called "Premium"


Housing options
    Double Single
Standard: Blandford Hall          $5,610       $7,300
  Hoke-McCain Hall $5,610 $7,300
  Love Hall $5,610 $7,300
  McRae Hall $5,610 $7,300
  Spragins Hall $5,610 $7,300
  Wilson & Rogers Hall $5,610 $7,300
Premium: Brown & Barton Apartments $6,210 $8,080
  Sturbridge Apartments $6,210 $8,080
  Whiteside Hall $6,210 $8,080
  Wilson Hall $6,210 $8,080
Pet-friendly: Bryan Hall $6,210 $8,080
*The College reserves the right to increase tuition, room, and/or board if an increase in food or utility costs should demand. The Student Activity Fee is dedicated to the Lyon College Student Government Association for allocation to student organizations. Commuter Meal Plans are available to commuter students only. All students living on-campus must choose a Residential meal plan. Pet-friendly housing requires a $200 refundable cleaning deposit by the pet owner, due 2 weeks before animal arrives on campus. Those choosing to be a roommate of a pet-owner are not responsible for the pet deposit.

Commuting From Home/Living Off-Campus

Educational Investment
Tuition (12+ credits) $28,550
Technology & Student Activity Fees $865
Total basic costs: $29,415
commuter diNING PLANS
Commuter Plus* 5 meals/week + $200 Flex per year $2,000
Commuter* 5 meals/week + $100 Flex per year $1,900

The educational investment does not include books or specific course fees.

All Lyon College students are required to reside on campus until they are 21, unless they commute from their parent’s or spouse's permanent address. Single, full-time students under 21 years of age and living 30 or more miles from the Lyon campus are required to reside on campus. Single, full-time students under 21 years of age may commute daily from the home of their parents or legal guardians if within 30 miles of the campus. Students who are veterans, reside with their spouse, or are 21 years of age or older may reside off-campus provided that they have informed the Director of Residence Life in writing prior to the assignment of on-campus housing. The Dean of Students must approve any exception to these policies. Living on campus within a student-focused, caring community provides wonderful opportunities for students to get involved in all areas of academic and campus life.


Part-time Tuition

  Cost per credit per semester
More than 5, fewer than 12 credits $930
5 credits or fewer $468



Presidential Scholars

Tuition $80 per credit hour

Presidential Scholars are high school students taking classes at Lyon. For more information about this program, contact admissions@lyon.edu.


Summer School Fees 2020

Tuition per credit $250