Beginning on or after October 1, as a first-year applicant, you must visit these secure websites to enter financial information for yourself and both parents. Students who are applying for the Fall of 2020, must complete the 2020-2021 financial aid applications for the following:

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.

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.

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
Early Decision II

Requirements for early decision applicants

Regular Decision Applicants

Requirements for regular decision applicants

International Applicants

  • Nov. 15: Early Decision applicants 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/statements 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 2018 federal tax returns along with schedules, statements 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

  • Nov. 15: Early decision applicants submit FAFSA
  • Jan. 15: Regular and early decision II applicants submit FAFSA

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