To apply for need-based financial aid transfer students must complete all applicable requirements listed below
Lawrence Financial Aid Application or CSS Profile
To apply for Lawrence need-based aid, please submit either the CSS Profile OR the Lawrence Financial Aid Application.
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 free and it is shorter and easier to complete than the CSS Profile).
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. Our school code is 1398. The cost is $25 (the fee for each additional college is $16). Some families may qualify for a fee waiver based on income. If you submit the CSS Profile there is no need to complete the Lawrence Financial Aid Application.
If you are not completing the CSS Profile for another college, complete this application.
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 Direct Loan (subsidized and/or unsubsidized)
Signed Copy of Parent Federal Tax Return
For Fall 2021 admission, submit a signed copy of your 2019 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).
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.
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 Form Waiver
If you have no contact with your noncustodial parent, submit the Noncustodial Parent Form Waiver (PDF).
If Applicable: FAFSA Verification
At Lawrence, financial aid for our international students are composed of scholarships and need based aid. For international students to receive a student visa application from universities in the United States, students must show that they have access to funds that will cover the cost of attendance after scholarship and need based aid for one academic year.
International students are eligible for merit scholarships based on their previous academic work. There is not a separate application process for scholarships, all students are considered at time of application. Scholarships are assigned by the admissions committee at the time of admission and are based on academic merit. International scholarships range from $20,000 to $31,000.
Need based aid is also determined at the time of admission using information that will assess your family’s financial situation and determine if you are eligible for financial assistance in addition to any merit scholarships the university may offer you.
Certification of Finances
When students are admitted they are sent a link to complete the Certification of Finances. This form asks many similar questions about family's assets and expenses to determine the level of family contribution toward the student's education.
Supporting Financial Documents
Tax forms, salary letters, bank statements are all acceptable supporting documents. If you have a sponsor who is willing to support your financially, please provide a letter stating the level of support and supporting documents from the sponsor.