Undergraduate Tuition and Aid

We craft each one of our financial aid offers to meet your family's specific needs and circumstances.

Throughout your years at LVC, we will be personally available to you to answer your questions and address changes in your life. Scholarships are a big part of the equation, along with manageable loans and work-study options.

For undergraduates, tuition, fees, and room and board for 2019–2020 add up to a total stated cost of $57,110 for resident students and $44,790 for commuters. However, 99% of our undergraduates pay less than this—often, they pay much less. In fact, for the 2019 incoming class, the average total expense was $22,956 for students who filed the FAFSA and demonstrated financial need (includes resident and commuter students).

Tuition and Fees | Academic Year 2019-2020
 
Basic tuition $43,650
Basic Fees $1,260
Room (traditional room) $5,890
Meals (standard meal plan) $6,310
Total tuition, fees, room and board $57,110
Minus financial aid (average first-year student for 19-20 not including unsubsidized student, PLUS and alternative loans or Federal Work-Study) -$34,154*

Average total expense

$22,956

  *includes scholarships, grants and subsidized student loans

 

Graduate Students—Tuition and Scholarships 

Merit-based scholarships are available for graduate students in the MBA, Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Music Education, and Master of STEM Education programs. The $1,000 Valley Forward scholarship is available to alumni, parents, friends of the College, and residents of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill, and York counties who qualify for admission to these programs.

Tuition for graduate studies varies by program. | See Graduate Program Tuition

Aid for graduate students includes:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Tuition benefits: Contact your employer's benefits office to find out if your graduate studies are eligible for tuition reimbursement.

To receive aid, you must be enrolled in at least 4.5 credits each semester. Please note that conditionally accepted students are ineligible for federal student aid

 

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Financial Aid Office Hours & Days of Operation

Academic Year Hours Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Winter Break Hours Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
Summer Hours Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm            Friday, 8am - 12pm

Please see the academic calendar for precise dates.

The office is closed for the following holidays: Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and the day following, The Christmas holiday period (usually, December 24 through January 1).

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Valley Forward Scholarship

Alumni, community members, and friends of LVC are eligible for the $1,000 Valley Forward scholarship if they qualify for admission to LVC's MBA, master of clinical mental health counseling, master of music education, or master of STEM education programs.