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

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

Priority Dates

Application Priority Completion Date
CSS PROFILE February 1
Tax Documents* February 1
FAFSA March 1

*For Fall 2016 admission, please submit a copy of 2014 tax documents.

How to Submit Documents

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

UploadGo to your Application Status page (the same one you used for your admissions application)

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


Fall 2016 Financial Aid Checklist

1. Complete the 2016-17 CSS PROFILE

  • Available: October 1, 2015 (the sooner you file, the sooner after your admission we can send you an aid award)
  • Priority filing date: February 1, 2016
  • Website:
  • 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 SizeIncome


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

2. Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA

  • Available: January 1, 2016
  • Priority filing date: March 1, 2016
  • 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 Stafford Loan
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal Work-Study

 3. Copy of Parent 2014 Federal Tax Return*

Yes, 2014. For Fall 2016 admission, submit a copy of your 2014 federal tax return.

  • 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 1120S (S Corporation)

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

4. Copy of Parent 2014 W-2 Form(s)

  • Submit a copy of all 2014 W-2 Forms directly to the Lawrence Financial Aid Office by email, fax or mail.

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.
  • Website
  • 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).

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