We are committed to making a Lawrence education accessible to all admitted students.

A Partner in your Success

At Lawrence we work hard to make the scholarship and financial aid process as straightforward as possible so that you have the resources you need to finance your education. And with 99% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, and 75% of our students receiving need based aid, we are confident that we can create a plan that will allow you to invest in a bright future here at Lawrence.

To help you get started, we’ve broken down the total cost along with the average amount families pay by overall family income.

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Committed to your future

An Affordable Education

75%

of Lawrentians receive need-based financial aid

20%

of Lawrentians receive merit-based scholarships only

99%

of Lawrentians receive financial aid of some kind

$65,499

comprehensive fee (includes tuition, fees, housing, & meal plan)

Average Cost After Financial Aid 

Family Income Average Financial Aid Average Cost after Aid
$0 - $39,999 $60,400 $5,100
$40,000 - $79,999 $56,100 $9,400
$80,000 - $119,999 $50,000 $15,500
$120,000 - $159,999 $43,800 $21,700
$160,000+ $38,500 $27,000

In 2022-2023 the university awarded $53.1 million in aid to Lawrentians.

Estimate your investment

Our Financial Aid Estimator can provide an approximation of what a new first-year student might expect to pay to attend Lawrence. Complete the estimator to see how various factors may impact your out of pocket cost.

*The estimator is neither an application for, nor an official offer of, financial aid.

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Scholarships


Lawrence is a unique community filled with uniquely talented individuals. We are a place where students with multiple talents and diverse interests come together to form a learning community like no other. Our scholarships recognize this mosaic of talents and interests with a variety of merit-based awards. 

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Need Based Aid


If your family is like most, you will draw upon a combination of savings, assets, and current income to finance your education. At Lawrence, we understand that for many people these resources are not enough. Between the FAFSA and supplemental aid applications, our need-based financial aid opportunities have designed to assist in making a Lawrence education a reality.

Find more information about scholarships and financial aid for international students.

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The Faces of Full Speed to Full Need

Full Speed to Full Need is a bold move to make Lawrence accessible and affordable by meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every student.