We are committed to making a ýƵ education accessible to all admitted students.

A Partner in your Success

At ýƵ we work hard to make the scholarship and financial aid process as straightforward as possible so that you have the resources you need to finance your education. And with 99% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, and 75% of our students receiving need based aid, we are confident that we can create a plan that will allow you to invest in a bright future here at ýƵ.

To help you get started, we’ve broken down the total cost along with the average amount families pay by overall family income.

Información sobre la ayuda financiera y becas en español.

Un glosario de terminología de ayuda financiera en español.

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Committed to your future

An Affordable Education


of Lawrentians receive need-based financial aid


of Lawrentians receive merit-based scholarships only


of Lawrentians receive financial aid of some kind


comprehensive fee (includes tuition, fees, housing, & meal plan)

Average Cost After Financial Aid (scholarships, grants & loans)

Family Income* Avg. Financial Aid Avg. Cost After Financial Aid
$0 - $39,999 $62,000 $5,300
$40,000 - $79,999 $59,300 $8,000
$80,000 - $119,999 $52,100 $15,200
$120,000 - $159,999 $45,000 $22,300
$160,000 - $200,000 $41,700 $25,600
$200,000+ $36,000 $31,300

*Based on families with less than $40,000 in assets

In 2023-24 the university awarded $55.8 millionin grants and scholarships to Lawrentians.

Estimate your investment

Our Financial Aid Estimator can provide an approximation of what a new first-year student might expect to pay to attend ýƵ. Complete the estimator to see how various factors may impact your out of pocket cost.

*The estimator is neither an application for, nor an official offer of, financial aid.

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ýƵ is a unique community filled with uniquely talented individuals. We are a place where students with multiple talents and diverse interests come together to form a learning community like no other. Our scholarships recognize this mosaic of talents and interests with a variety of merit-based awards.

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Need Based Aid

If your family is like most, you will draw upon a combination of savings, assets, and current income to finance your education. At ýƵ, we understand that for many people these resources are not enough. Between the FAFSA and supplemental aid applications, our need-based financial aid opportunities have designed to assist in making a ýƵ education a reality.

Find more information about scholarships and financial aid for international students.

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The Faces of Full Speed to Full Need

Full Speed to Full Need is a bold move to make ýƵ accessible and affordable by meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every student.