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. Financial aid recipients must reapply for aid each academic year.

*Please note that the CSS Profile and FAFSA are not available until October 1.

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

Early Decision I
  • Nov. 15: Submit PROFILE, FAFSA, and 2016 tax returns and W2’s through IDOC **

**Please note that Profile, FAFSA and IDOC are not available until October 1

Early Decision II

Requirements for early decision applicants

Regular Decision Applicants

Requirements for regular decision applicants

International Applicants

  • Nov. 15: Early Decision candidates submit PROFILE
  • Jan. 15: Regular Decision and Early Decision II 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 2016 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 January 15

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