Applying for Financial Aid


Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

E-mail Roberta



Sarah Lawrence College awards limited, need-based financial aid to qualified students.  Please consider at the time you apply whether or not you have the funds necessary for all years of your education.  If you do not, you are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the time of admission.  Late applications are subject to the funds remaining when the application is complete.

1. 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 and institutional 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.
  • 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.

2. 2016 Federal Tax Returns

  • Applicants must submit a copy of their 2016 federal tax return directly to the Office of Financial Aid. Married applicants must also submit their spouse’s federal tax return.
  • Our office will provide a non-tax filer form to students who did not file a federal tax return in 2016.