Outside Scholarship/Resident Advisor Policy

Lafayette encourages and rewards students for seeking outside funding to help meet their college expenses. Students who are receiving aid from the College must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately of outside funding they receive.  Outside scholarships may be used to reduce or eliminate the job and/or loan components of a student’s aid award. Grants and/or scholarships from the College will be reduced only when total resources exceed our total costs of attendance. Student-athletes are subject to NCAA and Patriot League guidelines. Resident Advisor benefits are also considered in the same manner as outside scholarships.

Tuition benefits, Tuition Exchange, and federal and state grants are not considered outside scholarships.  If you receive Tuition Benefits or Tuition Exchange after our initial aid determination, the College-funded grant portion of your financial aid award will be adjusted accordingly.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Our office receives information about scholarship opportunities from third-party organizations and will list them here for your information. Please note that Lafayette College has no direct affiliation with these organizations nor plays any role in the selection of the scholarship recipients. Students are welcome to contact our office with any comments or questions.

In addition, the Fellowships Office provides support to students and alumni applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. The office administers several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs that require Lafayette endorsement prior to submission. In addition, the office assists students applying for scholarships that do not require Lafayette endorsement.

Visit the Fellowships Office website.