Lawrence enrolls students who have challenged themselves in high school/secondary school, who express themselves well both orally and in writing, and who are imaginative, energetic, and willing to become active members of a learning community. Financial aid is available to international students at Lawrence. However, applicants are most competitive for admission if they can contribute $20,000 USD per academic year toward the cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance includes tuition, room, board, fees, books, and travel.
|Early Action I||November 1|
|Early Action II||December 1|
|Regular Decision||January 15|
If you are applying for financial aid and/or scholarships, you must apply for financial aid/scholarships at the time of admission.
Priority consideration is given to those who complete their application and financial aid forms by January 15. We will continue to accept applications, however, as long as there are openings in the class.
International Scholarships and Financial Aid
Lawrence is committed to assisting international students financially, but funding is limited. Applicants are most competitive for admission if they can contribute $20,000 USD per academic year toward the cost of attendance. Scholarships vary in amounts from $5,000-$38,000 USD per year you are attending Lawrence University. Once you have been awarded your scholarship, you cannot lose it.
Last year, the average scholarship for international students was approximately $19,000 USD. The average financial aid award (which includes scholarships and employment), was approximately $22,000 USD.
You must apply for scholarships and/or financial aid alongside your application for admission.
Types of International Aid
Merit-based scholarships range between $5,000-$22,000 USD per year at Lawrence University. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate high academic achievement.
Need-based grants (scholarships):
Need-based grants are scholarships awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Grants range between $5,000-$38,000 USD per year at Lawrence University."
All international students must complete the appropriate steps below at the time of application.
1. Complete an international financial aid application.
- You may use either the Lawrence International Student Financial Aid Forms (free), or the College Board ISFAF, whichever is easier for you.
- If you are not applying for financial aid, you only need to complete the first page of the Lawrence International Student Financial Aid Form.
2. Provide supporting financial documents
- A bank statement signed by a bank official showing available funds
- A letter or other documentation from an employer verifying income
- Letter of financial support from sponsor program or loan agency
- Any combination of the above. (If you have further documentation beyond any of these which 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. However, if you are admitted, we require that you mail us the original document(s) as well as an English translation. We reserve the right to request all originals at any stage in the admissions process.
You may email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When admission is granted, the admissions office will send a letter of acceptance and related admissions information, including an I-20 (Certification of Eligibility) form (or a DS-2019 for J-1 exchange students and scholars) to the student. The student should: (1) pay the $200 SEVIS fee, (2) make an appointment with the nearest US Consulate, (3) take the admission letter, the I-20 (or DS-2019) for J-1 students), a valid passport, and proof of financial support to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for an F-1 (student) visa (or J-1 visa for exchange students).
For financial aid purposes, we treat undocumented students similarly to how we treat international students. If this applies to you, please submit the following directly to Lawrence University:
- a paper copy of the FAFSA (available after January 1)
- any supporting tax forms
- Lawrence financial aid forms
If the FAFSA will not work for you, please follow the above instructions for international student financial aid.
Standardized test scores
If your first language is English, you are welcome but not required to submit your ACT or SAT results.
If you have been in the United States, and have enrolled in an academic program in which your instruction has been entirely in English for more than eight years, you are welcome but not required to submit your standardized test results.
If you have been in the United States, and have enrolled in an academic program in which your instruction has been entirely in English for less than eight years, please submit one of the following: TOEFL, ACT, SAT, IELTS or A level scores.
For further information please contact:
Director of International Admissions and Recruiting
Assistant Director of Admissions
International Recruitment Supervisor/Admissions Intern