Graduate Application Procedures

2018-2019 Application Procedures for Graduate Students

The financial aid application process may seem both complicated and overwhelming. However, if you meet the application deadlines and complete all of the required forms, you will find the entire process straightforward. The St. Lawrence University financial aid staff is available by phone, online or in-person to assist you every step of the way.

Applying for financial aid is an annual process. There are many factors used in calculating your eligibility for financial aid. Changes in family financial circumstances might affect your eligibility for need-based student aid each year.

In order to apply for financial aid through St. Lawrence University and the Federal government the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no charge for submitting this form. The form is available to complete by either paper or online.

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA): The FAFSA is a student’s application for Federal and need-based aid programs. Students should file online (

GRADUATE STUDENT BUDGET WORKSHEET: Completing the Graduate Student Budget Worksheet will allow the Financial Aid Office to know your educational plans for the upcoming academic year. This form will also allow the Financial Aid Office to compile a customized financial aid package that meets your individual requirements.

TAX INFORMATION: St. Lawrence may require a copy of you prior, prior year Federal income tax transcript (if applicable) as well as copies of the corresponding W-2(s). If you are married, you may also need to provide a copy of your spouse’s Federal income tax transcript and W-2(s) as well. Please do not submit this information unless requested by the Financial Aid Office.