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Lees-McRae College Announces A Tuition Freeze Once Again; Second Consecutive Year Without Tuition Increase

Sept. 24, 2013. Lees-McRae College is pleased to announce there will be no tuition increase for the 2014-15 academic year. This is the second consecutive year the College has chosen not to increase tuition. In addition the the freeze on tuition, there will also be no increase in fees or room cost for the 2014-15 academic year. With approximately 95 percent of Lees-McRae College students receiving some type of aid, the College remains committed to providing a quality, affordable education at the highest elevated campus in the eastern U.S.

imgres“We recognize that many families are challenged in these tough economic times and want to do our part to make a Lees-McRae College education both accessible and affordable for our students,” said Ginger Hansen, vice president for enrollment management. “A college education is one of the best investments a family can make as the earnings potential for college graduates is twice as high as those with only a high school diploma.”

Tuition will remain at $23,450 for the 2014-15 academic year. The College will continue to administer academic and performance based scholarships and generous financial aid packages for qualifying students. 

“We are carefully managing our budget while continuing to enrich our programs,” said President Barry M. Buxton. “While living within our means, we see no reason to curtail enhancement of our curriculum, our campus and our quality of education.” 

For more information about tuition and fees at Lees-McRae, please visit lmc.edu/finaid. For more information on how to become  a Lees-McRae student, please contact 828-898-5241, [email protected] or lmc.edu/admissions. 

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With approximately 900 students hailing from 35 states and more than ten countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.