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Scholarships and Financial Aid

The total cost of attendance—including tuition, room, board, and fees—for the 2018-19 academic year is $57,808 USD. Students will additionally be responsible for the costs of insurance, books, and personal expenses (estimated at $3,675 USD per year).

Lawrence is committed to assisting international students in financing their education. All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship.

Scholarships and financial aid vary in amounts from $5,000 to $38,000 USD per year, based on a combination of academic and personal achievements and financial need. All students will be expected to contribute financially toward cost of attendance. 

If you receive scholarship and financial aid, you will learn about it at the time you receive your admissions decision from us. Once you have been awarded your scholarship and financial aid, you cannot lose it; the same level of scholarship and aid will be awarded annually through graduation.

All applicants must complete the Lawrence Certification of Finance form via your online portal within five days of your application deadline. No other forms (i.e. CSS Profile, etc.) will be accepted in its place.

How to complete the Lawrence Certification of Finance Form

When completing the Certification of Finances form, you will be asked to upload supporting financial documents, which may include any combination of the following:

  • An official bank statement showing available funds/savings
  • A letter or other documentation from an employer verifying income
  • Letter of financial support from sponsor program or loan agency

If you have further documentation beyond any of these that may help us make a proper assessment, we welcome the opportunity to review it.

We accept attested (copied and notarized) and/or faxed copies of financial documents, as well as emailed documents. We reserve the right to request all originals at any stage in the admissions process.


U.S. Citizens Abroad

Lawrence offers a variety of scholarships based on academic or musical achievements. Most scholarships range from $5,000 USD to $20,000 USD per year. You will automatically be considered for scholarships when you apply for admission and will be notified at the time of admission of any awards you have received.

U.S. Financial Aid Checklist


Language Assistant Program

Native and native-like speakers of the six modern languages taught at Lawrence (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) are eligible to be selected as Language Assistants for the language department during their junior or senior years. Language Assistants are responsible for assisting the department in a variety of ways, including conducting conversational practice, tutoring, and cultural education. The individual departments make final selection of the assistants.

2015-16 Educational Budget

Tuition and Fees: $43,440 USD
Average Room and Board: $9,210 USD
Fees: $300 USD
Estimated Other Costs*: $5,600 USD
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: $58,550 USD

*International flight, insurance, books, personal expenses

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