Welcome to the distinguished group of students admitted to Lafayette’s class of 2025. Since only a third of those who apply make it to this point, I offer you my sincerest congratulations! Lafayette is one of approximately 70 institutions in the nation to meet 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated need for all four years — a prestigious group of schools, indeed.

After looking through the financial aid information provided, please let us know if you have any questions. Our staff of financial aid professionals will be happy to assist you.

Welcome, future Leopards!
Forrest M. Stuart, PhD | Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid

Understanding Your Aid Eligibility

To better understand the components of your financial aid award, please review information listed below. Eligibility guidelines vary from program to program and will be reflected in your College Financing Plan (CFP) if you qualify. Our website maintains a full listing of our policies and the terms of accepting your financial aid offer. Students are expected to check the financial aid website regularly for any changes, revisions, and/or new or updated information.

Terms And Conditions Of Lafayette College Funds

Below we have listed all possible Lafayette College-funded grant/scholarship assistance along with specific conditions. Institutional funds are subject to full-time enrollment, maintaining satisfactory academic progress, and are limited to a maximum of eight semesters.

Marquis Awards Merit Scholarships

Your academic scholarship is renewable each year as long as you meet Lafayette’s academic progress standards and maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of each academic year. A scholar who loses his/her eligibility is still eligible to apply for need-based financial aid. The resulting financial aid package would be based on demonstrated financial need in accordance with standard financial aid policies and satisfactory academic progress.

Lafayette College Grant

This need-based award is based on our thorough analysis of the data submitted on the CSS Profile and breakdown of college costs. Financial aid eligibility is determined on an annual basis. You must submit the necessary applications, demonstrate need, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and be enrolled full time.

Athletic Scholarship

This is based on the conditions indicated on your signed grant-in-aid agreement.

Posse Scholarship

This is awarded by Lafayette College based on your selection as a Posse Scholar.

Terms and Conditions of Federal/State Funds

Students must file the FAFSA, be enrolled at least half time, and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to be eligible. Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States to receive funds from U.S. federal or state governments.

Federal/State Grants

If you are awarded any federal and/or state grants after our initial aid determination, the Lafayette College Grant portion of your financial aid award will be reduced by the amount of the federal and state grant aid.

Federal Work Study/Campus Job

Eligibility for a job is determined by your financial need and/or FAFSA and all other aid you have been awarded. These funds will not appear as credit on your bill since wages are paid to you directly once you begin working.

Federal Direct Student Loans

To request your Federal Direct Loan eligibility that is not currently listed on your College Financing Plan (CFP), please complete the request form here.

Things You Should Know

Financial assistance is awarded one academic year at a time. Each year’s need-based award is based on costs in effect for that year and review of all required documents.

Lafayette guarantees to meet full demonstrated need as long as all filing deadlines are met. The College cannot guarantee to meet the need of late filers. Please visit admissions.lafayette.edu/financial-aid/apply-for-aid to review our late policy.

Financial aid/resources for any academic year may not exceed our total cost of attendance in effect for that academic year.

Lafayette encourages and rewards students for seeking outside funding to help meet their college expenses. Students who are receiving aid from the College must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately of outside funding they receive. Outside scholarships may be used to reduce or eliminate the job and/or loan components of a student’s aid award. Grants and/or scholarships from the College will be reduced only when total resources exceed our total costs of attendance. Tuition benefits, Tuition Exchange, and federal and state grants are not considered outside scholarships. Student-athletes are subject to NCAA and Patriot League guidelines.

Maximum Timeframe Aid consideration is limited to eight semesters. If a student leaves at any point during a semester in which institutional financial aid is received, that semester will count as one of the eight semesters of aid.

Financial aid is a partnership between the family and the College. Should parents reduce or discontinue financial support, Lafayette cannot replace the parents’ expected contribution.

Invoices for each semester are available online in early July for the fall semester and in early December for the spring semester. Financial aid awards are divided equally between the two semesters. Questions related to billing and/or payment plans, please contact Student Billing (studentbilling@lafayette.edu).

The privacy and confidentiality of the information you provide is important to us, so please include and be prepared to provide identifying information when contacting our office or submitting documents.

Financing Options

Lafayette offers a variety of financing options to assist families.
Learn more these financing options here.

More Questions?

We hope you were able to find answers to your questions here. If you haven’t, please email financialaid@lafayette.edu with your questions.

What has receiving financial aid meant to you?

Office of Financial Aid

202 Markle Hall • 730 High St., Easton, PA 18042
610-330-5055 • fax 610-330-5758



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