Apply for Financial Aid
Financial aid recipients must reapply for aid each academic year.
As a first-year applicant, you must visit these secure websites to enter financial information for yourself and both parents:
Financial aid applicants who submit all requirements by the specified deadlines and are accepted under Early Decision or Regular Decision may expect to receive their financial aid notification along with their admission decision.
If you are only seeking academic merit scholarships, you do not need to apply for financial aid. No documents are required. If you are seeking federal loans only, the FAFSA is the only required application. If selected for federal verification, you will be asked to submit additional information.
Lafayette College guarantees to meet the financial need of students admitted under Early Decision and Regular Decision who adhere to the following deadlines:
Early Decision Applicants
- Submit PROFILE and mail 2013 tax returns and W-2s to Lafayette College by Nov. 15 for Early Decision I, or by Jan. 15 for Early Decision II
- Feb. 15: Submit FAFSA
- March 5: Submit 2014 federal tax returns through IDOC
Regular Decision Applicants
- Nov. 15: Early Decision candidates submit PROFILE
- Jan. 15: Regular Decision applicants submit PROFILE
Lafayette meets the full demonstrated financial need of international students through a combination of loan, job, and grant aid. Aid is extremely competitive and may impact the admission decision.
- April 1: Submit PROFILE and FAFSA for fall admission
- Oct. 1: Submit PROFILE and FAFSA for spring admission
Your expected family contribution is determined using information from the PROFILE and your tax returns. The FAFSA determines eligibility for federal and state programs. The CollegeBoard IDOC service collects federal tax returns and schedules and transmits the information to all the colleges that use the service.
Lafayette requires financial information from both parents, so when a student’s parents are divorced, separated, or never married, the custodial parent must file the PROFILE and FAFSA and the noncustodial parent must file the Noncustodial PROFILE. Both must submit 2014 federal tax returns along with schedules and W-2s through IDOC. Business owners must also submit corporate/partnership tax returns.
If you are seeking federal loans only, the FAFSA is the only required document. If selected for federal verification, you will be asked to submit additional information.
Athletic Scholarship Recipients
- File the FAFSA by Feb. 15
Office of Financial AidLafayette College
107 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
Fax: (610) 330-5758
Please include student's full name and Lafayette ID number with your inquiry. Personally identifiable data such as Social Security numbers or date of birth should not be emailed.
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