Bring the Best to Lafayette
Interest in Lafayette is at an all-time high. Our applicant pool has become larger and stronger than at any time in the College’s history. Our distinctive liberal arts and engineering education is drawing top applicants from around the country and the world. At the same time, the cost of providing a high-quality education continues to outpace wages, making it harder for many students, particularly those from low- and middle-income families, to afford Lafayette. We offer as much need-based financial aid as we can, but unfortunately we cannot afford to cover all of the stellar applicants we would like to admit. This means that every year, we are forced to leave talented students behind. The numbers tell the story…
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The educational experience is strongest when students can live, learn, and collaborate with peers from different backgrounds. When we turn away promising students based on their inability to pay, our entire community suffers. We must offer the best applicants access to Lafayette, regardless of their family’s financial means. It’s how the very best colleges operate.
Are You Up for the Challenge? #
Current and emeritus members of the Board of Trustees have pledged $8 million to date to establish The President’s Challenge for Financial Aid. Now is your chance to join them. Your gift will strengthen our ability to bring the most qualified students to Lafayette, no matter what. Nothing you do will mean more to Lafayette’s future.