Letter to the Editor

On behalf of The Lawrence Fund Student Team (TLF) and the Senior Class Lawrence Fund Gift Committee, we would like to thank everyone who stopped by our tent for Tuition Runs Out Day.
Tuition alone has never covered the full cost of study at Lawrence. On average, tuition revenue covers only 60 percent of the cost of providing a Lawrence education. Every student, even those who pay “full” tuition, receives much more than he or she pays for because of a “hidden grant” supported by gifts and endowment earnings. This year the “hidden grant” is $16,800 per student. That’s how much more each student would pay if alumni and other friends of the college didn’t give so generously every year.
We hope all current Lawrentians will show their pride and make an annual contribution after graduation to carry on this great tradition of alumni support. And we especially encourage members of the Class of 2005 to make their first gift in honor of their senior year.
For the curious, Tom Schmidt, ’08, Becca Reason, ’06, Korinne Petersik, ’07, and Gretchen Shaffer, ’08, won the prizes that were offered at the event.