We know that investing in a small liberal arts college is no small task, and that Lawrence University—which offers one of the nation's most intimate college environments (with 9 students for every faculty member)—is a signficant investment.
We are confident that what we offer at Lawrence is unique among the nation's 1,600 four-year colleges and universities. More important, you will find generation after generation of Lawrentians who will attest that the Lawrence experience is worth it.
However, not everyone can afford the total cost of attendance at Lawrence University, which is why we devote substantial resources to financial aid to make the Lawrence experience more accessible.
Aid awards typically include gift aid, in the form of merit scholarships and need-based grants, and self-help aid provided through federal loans and student employment. Eligibility for need-based aid (grants and loans) is determined by a standardized calculation—using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid *(FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE—that takes into account your household's income and assets, the number of individuals supported by your household, the age of your older parent, and the number of household members currently enrolled full time in an undergraduate college.
If you are an international student looking for financial aid and scholarship information, please jump over to our International Admission page.