International Scholarships and Financial Aid

International Scholarships

Lawrence is very committed to assisting international students financially, but funding is limited. Applicants are most competitive for admission if they can contribute $18,000 USD per academic year toward the cost of attendance. Scholarships vary in amounts from $5,000-$34,000 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:

Merit-based scholarships range between $5,000-$20,000 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-$34,000 USD per year at Lawrence University.".

All international students must complete the appropriate steps below at the time of application. 

1. Complete International Student Financial Aid Forms or CSS Profile or CollegeBoard ISFAF.

  • If you are not applying for financial aid, only the first page of this form and supporting documents are required.

International Financial Aid Forms

2. Supporting Financial Documents

Supporting documents could include (but are not limited to):

  • 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

We do 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

U.S. Citizens Abroad

Lawrence offers a variety of scholarships based on academic or musical achievements. Most scholarships range from $5,000 USD to $20,000 USD per year. You will automatically be considered for scholarships when you apply for admission and will be notified at the time of admission of any awards you have received.

U.S. Financial Aid Checklist


Language Assistant Program

Native and native-like speakers of the six modern languages taught at Lawrence (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish) are eligible to be selected as Language Assistants for the language department during their junior or senior years. Language Assistants are responsible for assisting the department in a variety of ways, including conducting conversational practice, tutoring, and cultural education. The individual departments make final selection of the assistants.

2013-14 Educational Budget

Tuition and Fees: $42,657 USD
Average Room and Board: $8,808 USD
Estimated Other Costs*: $3,900 USD
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: $53,640 USD
*International flight, insurance, books, personal expenses

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