Financial aid is one component of the $400 million Live Connected, Lead Change campaign to strengthen Lafayette and secure its place among our nation’s top undergraduate institutions. When President Alison Byerly launched a new Strategic Direction for Lafayette College in 2016, focusing on affordability and distinction through growth,she also launched the President’s Challenge for Financial Aid, a fundraising initiative to bring the best students to Lafayette, regardless of their ability to pay.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
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 is how the very best colleges operate.