Applying for Financial Aid


Assistant Director of Financial Aid

E-mail Beverly



Sarah Lawrence College awards a limited number of competitive merit-based scholarships each year.  There is no separate application for most merit awards, and all students are considered.

The College also offers need-based scholarships to qualified students.  Please consider at the time you apply whether or not you have the funds necessary for all years of your education.  Students who want to be considered for an award with a need-based component must complete the FAFSA by the stated deadlines.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Sarah Lawrence’s FAFSA Code is 002813.
  • US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents must complete this online application to determine eligibility for federal aid.
  • Use the FSA ID Info Sheet created by the Department of Education to set-up a secure username and password. 
  • Students are encouraged to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) if eligible.  Otherwise, applicants must submit a copy of their 2020 federal tax return through the SLC application portal.
  • As graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes, there is no need to provide parents’ financial information. Married applicants do need to provide their spouse’s data.
  • Additional documents may be requested.
  • Answer positively to the question on the admission application "Are you applying for need-based financial aid?"