New Student Financial Aid Checklist

The steps in this checklist are for United States citizens or permanent residents

If you are neither, please consult the International Aid section of our website.

Priority Dates

Admission
Application
Financial Aid Application
Priority Date
Financial Aid
Notification
Early Action 1 Nov. 8 Feb. 1
Early Action 2 Dec. 8 Feb. 15
Regular Decision Jan. 22 April 1

 

How to Submit Documents

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

   
Upload Go to your Application Status page (the same one you used for your admissions application)
Email financial.aid@lawrence.edu
Fax 920-832-6582
Mail

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

NOTE: Lawrence does not receive documents through the College Board IDC service. Tax documents should be emailed, faxed or mailed directly to the Financial Aid Office.

Fall 2017 Financial Aid Checklist

1. Complete the 2017-18 CSS PROFILE

  • Available: October 1, 2016 (the sooner you file, the sooner after your admission we can send you an aid award)
  • Website: http://student.collegeboard.org/profile
  • Lawrence University's CSS PROFILE code: 1398
  • Completion of the CSS PROFILE is required in order to be considered for Lawrence funded need-based aid
  • 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. Click here for more information about the automatic fee wavier.

    To qualify for an automatic PROFILE fee waiver, a student must meet the following requirements:

    • U.S. resident
    • Dependent student for financial aid
    • First-time, first-year applicant
    • Have parental assets below $33,780 (home equity below $100,000 is excluded), and
    • Report parent income within the USDA Reduced Price Income Guidelines by family size (below):
    Family Size Income
    2 $29,471
    3 $37,167
    4 $44,863
    5 $52,559
    6 $60,255
    7 $67,951
    8 $75,647

     

  • Note: Lawrence does not receive documents through the College Board IDC service. Tax documents should be emailed, faxed or mailed directly to the Financial Aid Office.

2. Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA

  • Available: October 1, 2016
  • Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • 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 Stafford Loan
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal Work-Study

 3. Copy of Parent 2015 Federal Tax Return*

Why the 2015 tax return?

For Fall 2017 admission, submit a copy of your 2015 federal tax return. We want to make the process of applying for financial aid as easy as possible. Many families file their tax return in March or April. Chances are your 2015 federal tax return is already available. 

  • Submit a copy of Pages 1 & 2 of IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ directly to the Lawrence Financial Aid Office AND
  • If applicable:
    • IRS Schedules A, C, E and/or F
    • IRS Form 1065 (Partnership Income), 1120 (Corporation) and/or U.S.S.R. (S Corporation)

Click here for options to submit your documents.

4. Copy of Parent 2015 W-2 Form(s)

Why the 2015 W-2 Form(s)?

2015 W-2 Forms are requested to correspond with your 2015 federal tax return.

Click here for options to submit your documents.

5. If applicable: Noncustodial PROFILE

If your parents are divorced, separated, or were never married, your Custodial Parent is who you should complete the FAFSA & CSS PROFILE with. Not sure who that is? This nifty chart should help.

  • The Noncustodial PROFILE is to be completed by your parent who is not included on the FAFSA or CSS PROFILE.
  • Websitehttps://ncprofile.collegeboard.com/
  • Important: Your CSS PROFILE Registration Confirmation or Submittal Acknowledgement will contain information you will need to provide to your noncustodial parent so he or she can complete the Noncustodial PROFILE.
  • Note: You will be given an opportunity when completing the CSS PROFILE to have the College Board notify your noncustodial parent directly by email. Please have your noncustodial parent's email address available at that time, as this is your only opportunity to have the College Board notify your parent on your behalf. 
  • Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver - In certain situations, Lawrence will consider waiving this requirement. Please complete the Noncustodial PROFILE Waiver Request (PDF).

International students click here.

Freshmen

Priority Date: March 1

You are encouraged to complete your financial aid application as soon as possible.

Click here for the financial aid checklist.

Transfers

Priority Date: April 1

Click here for the financial aid checklist.

You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If the parent's prior year federal tax return is unavailable before April 1, you are strongly encouraged to use estimated figures on the FAFSA. Some funding, such as the Wisconsin Tuition Grant for Wisconsin residents, is based on the date the FAFSA is submitted. After your federal tax return has been submitted, you should update your FAFSA.

Current Students

Priority Date: April 1

You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If the parent's prior year federal tax return is unavailable before April 1, use estimated figures on the FAFSA. Some funding, such as the Wisconsin Tuition Grant for Wisconsin residents, is based on the date the FAFSA is submitted. After your federal tax return has been submitted, you should update your FAFSA.

Students will receive an e-mail in late May or early June when their financial aid information is available in Voyager.

 

Track Your FA Documents

Use the Application Tracking feature to see if your financial aid documents have been received. 

CSS PROFILE Fee Waiver

To qualify for an automatic PROFILE fee waiver, a student must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Dependent, first-time, first-year applicant
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Have parental assets below $33,780 (home equity below $100,000 is not counted against the asset cap), and
  • Report parent income within the USDA Reduced Price Income Guidelines by family size (below):
Family Size Income
2

$29,101

3 $36,612
4 $44,123
5 $51,634
6 $59,145
7 $66,656
8 $74,167

 

CSS PROFILE Fee Waiver

To qualify for an automatic PROFILE fee waiver, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Dependent, first-time, first-year applicant
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Have parental assets below $33,780 (home equity below $100,000 is not counted against the asset cap), and
  • Report parent income within the USDA Reduced Price Income Guidelines by family size (below):
Family Size Income
2 $29,101
3 $36,612
4 $44,123
5 $51,634
6 $59,145
7 $66,656
8 $74,167

 

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