Requirements & Deadlines for 2018-2019





1. College Board CSS Profile

  • Our school CSS Profile code is 2810. 
  • Complete this online application to determine eligibility for institutional need-based grants.
  • For students whose parents are separated or divorced, both parents are required to complete separate CSS Profile applications.  The custodial parent's application must be submitted before the non-custodial parent's.
  • We are not an IDOC school.

2. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Our school 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. 
  • Families are encouraged to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) if eligible. 

3. 2016 Federal Tax Returns

  • Applicants and parents must submit a copy of their 2016 federal tax returns directly to the Office of Financial Aid. 
  • Persons who did not file 2016 federal taxes with the IRS will be provided with a non-tax filer form that must be submitted.  All required forms will be made available via an application portal upon completion of the Common Application. 
  • We will contact applicants if additional documentation is required in order to complete the application.

Because each family is unique, you may be required to provide additional documentation in order to carry out the financial aid process. Please visit the Family Status page for further information.

Early Decision Candidates

All financial aid awarded during the Early Decision process is based on an estimated cost of attendance, and therefore, subject to revision.

Transfer Applicants

Although admission to Sarah Lawrence as a transfer student is highly competitive, the institutional and federal aid opportunities are the same as those for first-year applicants. Submit the required applications and documentation by the stated deadlines in order to receive a financial aid package along with your admission decision.

International Applicants

Please visit our International Applicants page for information about applying for financial aid.

Returning Students

Returning students who have not previously applied for aid from the College will be considered after the needs of continuing recipients have been met.