Aid for International Graduate Students
International students are holders of non-U.S. passports. Persons without a U.S. social security number are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, so as an alternative, Sarah Lawrence College will accept the CSS Profile.
Sarah Lawrence College awards scholarships to international students primarily on the basis of need. After we decide to admit a student, the College awards financial aid based upon the student’s demonstrated need. To apply for financial aid, you will need to send the following documents:
- After September 15, register for the College Scholarship Service (CSS) financial aid PROFILE form online. For background and assistance, see “How to Complete the Profile”. When you register online, your personalized PROFILE application will be available to complete over the Web. You may list up to 10 colleges on this form; Sarah Lawrence College’s CSS or PROFILE code is 2810. We recommend that you submit the Profile by February 15th. Students applying to programs with rolling admissions who apply after February 15th may still apply for aid.
- You will also need to supply either translated tax returns or translated statements of income from your employers. Some countries do not have income tax and so you will not be able to furnish us with tax receipts. We still need official documentation of annual income. An official letter on company letterhead from an employer, for example, is acceptable. We need to have as much information and documentation as possible about your income and assets in order to assess your financial need. Tax and other documents should be sent to the address, fax, or e-mail below as soon as available, preferably by April 15th.
- As a graduate student, you do not need to provide any financial information about your parents (neither on the CSS Profile nor directly to Sarah Lawrence College). If CSS requests parent information, and if you are sending the Profile only to Sarah Lawrence College, then you may answer “zero” to all parent financial questions.
Tax and other documents should be sent to the address, fax number, or mail address below. Do this by February 15th.
Office of Financial Aid
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999 USA
Fax: (914) 395-2676
When the Office of Financial Aid receives both documents, your application for financial aid will be considered complete. Once the Office of Graduate Studies makes an admission decision, your financial aid package will be calculated and notice of your financial aid award will accompany your admission decision letter.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact:
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid