Priority Dates

Financial Aid
Priority Date*
Financial Aid
Notification By
Early Decision Nov. 8 Dec. 1
Early Action 1 Nov. 8 Jan. 15
Early Action 2 Dec. 8 Feb. 22
Regular Decision Jan. 22

April 1

*If you noticed a difference between the dates listed here and the dates on our print publications: the financial aid priority dates have been extended to be 7 days after the admission deadline (Nov. 8, Dec. 8, and Jan. 22). 

What do I need to submit?

How do I submit documents?

When will I receive my financial aid award?

How do I accept my loans?

To apply for need-based financial aid at Lawrence University, students must complete all applicable requirements listed below. Click here for options on how to submit documents

1. Supplemental Financial Aid Application

To apply for Lawrence need-based aid, please submit either the Lawrence Financial Aid Application OR the CSS Profile.

If Lawrence is the only school on your list that requires a supplemental financial aid form, then please complete the Lawrence Financial Aid Application (it’s shorter and easier to complete).

If you’re applying to other colleges that require CSS Profile, then please save yourself the time and simply send your CSS Profile to Lawrence. There is no need to complete the Lawrence Financial Aid Application.

Lawrence Financial Aid Application

If you are not completing the CSS Profile for another college, complete this application.

CSS Profile
Over 200 schools require the CSS Profile. Add Lawrence University to your CSS Profile (school code 1398).
  • Available: October 1
  • Website:
  • Cost: the fee to complete the Profile is $25 (the fee for each additional college is $16). Some families may qualify for a fee waiver based on income.
  • Lawrence University's CSS Profile code: 1398


  • Available: October 1
  • Website:
  • Lawrence University's federal school code: 003856
  • Completion of the FAFSA is required in order to be considered for the following federal student aid:
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal SEOG
    • Federal Direct Loan (subsidized and/or unsubsidized)
    • Federal Work-Study

3. Signed Copy of Parent Federal Tax Return

For Fall 2022 admission, submit a signed copy of your 2020 federal tax return. 

Submit a copy of Pages 1 & 2 of IRS Form 1040 and ALL schedules directly to the Lawrence Financial Aid Office.

If applicable, include the following schedules

  • IRS Schedules 1, 2, 3, and/or 4

  • IRS Schedules A, C, E, and/or F

  • IRS Form 1065 (Partnership Income), 1120 (Corporation) and/or 1120S (S Corporation)

Options to submit documents.

4. If Applicable: Noncustodial Parent Information

Complete this requirement if your biological or adoptive parents are divorced, separated, or were never married. The FAFSA and Supplemental Financial Aid Application are completed with the parent you lived with more during the last 12 months (this parent is your "custodial parent" when applying for financial aid). The other parent is the "noncustodial parent." Need help determining who your custodial parent is? This nifty chart should help.

Complete one of the following:

Noncustodial Parent Financial Aid Form

Your noncustodial parent should submit the Lawrence Noncustodial Parent Financial Aid Form (PDF) to the Financial Aid Office. Note: we will also accept the CSS Profile (Household B) in lieu of the Noncustodial Parent Financial Aid Form.

Noncustodial Parent Waiver Form

If you have no contact with your noncustodial parent, submit the Noncustodial Parent Form Waiver (PDF).


5. If Applicable: FAFSA Verification

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How to Submit Documents

Documents can be submitted to the Lawrence University Financial Aid Office in the following ways:

Option Instructions
Upload Lawrence uses LeapFILE secure file exchange.
Click here to upload your files securely.
Fax 920-832-6582

Financial Aid Office
Lawrence University
711 E Boldt Way SPC 32
Appleton, WI  54911

NOTE: Lawrence does not receive documents through the College Board IDOC service. Documents should be submitted to Lawrence using the options above.

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Financial Aid Award Notification

Prospective & Transfer Students:
We typically begin releasing financial aid offers in December. At that time, if your financial aid application is complete by the priority date listed above, we will post your financial aid offer by the financial aid notification date that corresponds to your application round. You will also receive a mailed financial aid packet that will include your financial aid offer.

If you miss your priority date, then we will post your financial aid offer to your status page within four weeks of completing your financial aid application.

Please note: Lawrence University only sends financial aid offers to admitted students.

Current Students:
You will receive an email in the Spring when your financial aid information is available in Voyager. Current students do not receive mailed financial aid offers.

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