Find all the important information you need to know regarding your financial aid here. 

Financial Aid Timelines

Requirement Requirement Received by Lawrence (& Other Colleges)
CSS Profile 2-3 Days
FAFSA March 15
*Until FAFSA information is available to colleges, we will send financial aid estimates to admitted students who have completed the CSS Profile.

Financial Aid Checklist

To apply for need-based financial aid at Lawrence University, you must complete all applicable requirements listed here:

1. Complete the CSS Profile
2. Complete your FAFSA

If applicable:

  • Secondary Parent information (if parents are divorced or separated)
  • Other supporting documents requested by the Financial Aid Office

You can find more details on each requirement below. 

1. Complete the CSS Profile

By completing the CSS profile, we are able to offer an accurate estimate of your Financial Aid Offer for the 2024-25 academic year, typically within one week.

Over 200 schools require the CSS Profile. If you’re applying to other colleges that require the CSS Profile, you can add our school code and the results will be shared with us. 

  • Lawrence University's CSS Profile Code: 1398

  • Available: October 1st

  • CostThe fee to complete this application is $25 (the fee for each additional college is $16). Some families may qualify for a fee waiver based on income.

2. Complete Your FAFSA

The FAFSA is required in order to be considered for institutional, state, and federal student aid, including the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Federal Direct Loan (subsidized and/or unsubsidized)

  • Federal Work-Study

If Applicable: Other Requested Documents

Sometimes our office may request other supporting documents to clarify information reported on the FAFSA or supplemental application. Please use the secure upload link to submit documents directly to the Financial Aid Office. 

If Applicable: Secondary Parent Information

Complete ONE of these forms below if your biological or adoptive parents are divorced, separated, or were never married and lives separately. 

The FAFSA and supplemental financial aid application are completed with the parent who provided more financial support in the last 12 months (this parent is your "Primary Parent" when applying for financial aid). The parent not on the FAFSA is the "Secondary Parent." Use this chart to help you determine who your Primary Parent is.

Option A: Secondary Parent Financial Aid Form

  • We will also accept the CSS Profile (Household B) in lieu of the Secondary Parent Financial Aid Form.

Option B: Secondary Parent Financial Aid Form Waiver

If you have no contact with your Secondary Parent, please submit this form.

If Applicable: Complete FAFSA Verification 

Some FAFSAs are selected for verification by The Department of Education. This is to ensure the information on the FAFSA is reported accurately.  If your FAFSA has been selected for verification, click here to see what the next steps are.