Apply for Financial Aid

New Students

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

  • Jan. 15: Submit PROFILE
  • Feb. 15: Submit FAFSA
  • March 5: Submit 2014 federal tax returns through IDOC

International 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.

Transfer Applicants

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

First-Year Students

  • File the FAFSA by Feb. 15

Returning Students

  • File the FAFSA by April 20

Returning Students

Financial aid recipients must reapply for aid each academic year

  • April 20: Submit PROFILE and FAFSA
  • April 20: Submit 2014 federal tax returns through IDOC

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.

Returning International Students

Review “Things You Should Know”

Study Abroad

Financial aid consideration is based on the approved costs for a full year of study at Lafayette College. Aid for study abroad is limited to faculty–led and approved affiliated programs and is capped at Lafayette’s cost. Some programs may be more expensive than Lafayette College; students selecting such programs will be responsible for any amount beyond Lafayette’s costs. The Financial Aid and Study Abroad offices will be happy to review financing options.

Visit the Study Abroad website

Office of Financial Aid

Lafayette College
107 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042

(610) 330-5055
Fax: (610) 330-5758
financialaid@lafayette.edu

Please include student's full name and Lafayette ID number with your inquiry.

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