International Applicants

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Sarah Lawrence College offers merit and need-based scholarships to international citizens. In any given year, anywhere between 30-50% of our international students receive some form of financial aid. These funds are highly competitive, so here are several facts international students should know:

  • If a student requires financial assistance, they must apply for financial aid when the admission application is submitted and before admission decisions are released.  We distribute all of our available funds to those students who apply for aid by the stated deadlines.  Students who do not complete the application requirements will be ineligible for financial aid at any time during their four years at Sarah Lawrence. 
  • To apply for aid, we require the CSS Profile; our school code is 2810.   If a family cannot afford the fee for the CSS Profile, please contact our office as you may be eligible for a waiver.
  • Official translated documentation of the parent(s)’ income must also be submitted. This can be either tax returns or statements of income from the parent(s)’ employer. If the student or parent(s) have no other documentation of income, each must fill out our Non-tax Filer Statement form.  This will be made available through the application portal.
  • Merit scholarships have no separate application. Every student who applies to the College is considered. These are awarded to applicants who demonstrate an exceptional fit to the Sarah Lawrence curriculum and community.  Merit scholarships are renewed annually, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The amount generally ranges from $10,000 - $25,000 and are awarded to only about 1/3 of our students.  A family's demonstrated financial need is also taken into consideration for those who complete the CSS Profile.
  • 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.

Deadlines & Requirements 

Early Decision I   November 1

CSS Profile - Sarah Lawrence College's Profile code is 2810.

2016 translated tax returns or statements of income

Early Decision II January 1

CSS Profile - Sarah Lawrence College's Profile code is 2810.

2016 translated tax returns or statements of income

Regular Decision February 1

CSS Profile - Sarah Lawrence College's Profile code is 2810.

2016 translated tax returns or statements of income