Financing Your Education

All Sarah Lawrence graduate students are welcome and encouraged to apply for financial aid administered by the College. The College determines financial aid awards to incoming students on the basis of need, motivation for learning, and the potential for active participation in the campus community.

We’ve tried to make the application process as easy as possible. Please thoroughly explore the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), where we answer the most common questions concerning your financial aid application and award. Online Loan Filing makes certifying your Federal Direct and private loans easy. And the Non-SLC Scholarships link lists some outside sources of funding for graduate studies.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Roberta Daskin, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, at (914) 395-2570 or at

SLC Graduate Applicants should complete the FAFSA or CSS Profile at the same time as their admission application or by March 1, whichever is later. When applying for the FAFSA, please refer to the FSA ID Info Sheet to set-up a secure username and password. Students applying to programs with rolling admissions who apply after March 1 may still apply for aid. The tax return may be submitted at the same time as the initial application or by April 15, whichever is later.

Continuing SLC Graduate Students should follow these recommended filing dates:

  • FAFSA: March 1st (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • CSS Profile: February 15th (International students)
  • Tax return: April 15th

We encourage all students to apply for financial aid as soon as they are able to do so, including after March 1. In some cases, late applications will be subject to funds available when the financial aid application is complete.

Financial Aid for Enrolled Graduate Students

Once you receive your financial aid award letter, please refer to the Your Financial Aid Award booklet. It will answer any questions you may have about your award. You will also find instructions on how to process your financial aid. Download booklet»