Full-time students are eligible for grants from Lafayette College if they demonstrate financial need based on our individualized review of all required documents. Grants are need based and are supplemented by loans and/or federal work study. Students must make satisfactory academic progress and must reapply each year by the specified deadlines. New applicants will be considered based on available funds and a GPA comparable with the all-College average. If you receive Federal and/or State Grants after our initial aid determination, the College-funded grant portion of your financial aid award will be adjusted accordingly.

Federal Pell Grants

This is a federal need-based grant which requires completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); Award Amount will depend on your Expected Family Contribution (2023-24 FAFSA form) or your Student Aid Index (2024-25 FAFSA form), the cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. Award is pro-rated for less than full-time. Read more about important requirements and policies.

Federal SEOG Grants

This grant is for full-time students who demonstrate need. Pell-eligible students receiving College-funded aid have priority. The amount awarded varies according to financial need and federal allocations.

State Grant Programs

Available to undergraduate students from

  • Alaska
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

Award based on federal methodology and state guidelines. Varies according to state criteria. Students from these states who apply for Lafayette College aid are also required to apply for state grants.