Payson Hall on the Saint Lawrence University campus.

Financial Aid Office

Important 2024-2025 FAFSA Update:

This year due to significant changes to the FAFSA, and delays from the Department of Education, we are extending the filing deadline for current students. The application is available now and if you have not already filed, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We will not be able to prepare your aid detail for next year until we have received your application results.

If you have filed, but need to make a correction to the application, we are aware that you cannot do so at this time. The ability to make corrections will be available in the first half of April. We will send an update to students and parents as soon as the Department of Education begins allowing updates to be processed.

Should you have any questions, please contact our office.


If you are considering St. Lawrence, you likely know that we have a strong commitment to financial aid and that we invest in your education. St. Lawrence spends 15% or more per student per year than the comprehensive fee we charge. Even if your family is fortunate enough to be able to afford the full comprehensive fee, you are receiving an education that has that much more value. If you receive financial assistance, the difference between your cost and our value is even larger. How do we do this? Each student gets a benefit made possible in large part by the worldwide network of St. Lawrence graduates who want you to have the same great experience they had. They believe in St. Lawrence so passionately that a large number make generous gifts to the University every year. Why? Because they love St. Lawrence. Talk with any graduate and you will hear the same answer:

"St. Lawrence University is a place that cares about each individual who enrolls, and we keep caring because we believe our students are Laurentians for life."

That means we work very hard to make sure each student has everything they need for the best experience possible. We have more than 100 majors and minors and we encourage you to design your own major if it is not already in our catalog. We have international programs all over the world that most students take part in. Our students study, live, and thrive on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, with over $200 million invested in our facilities in recent years. We have a generous and highly respected program in funded student research and internship opportunities, and our alumni will bend over backwards to help our students locate internships and career leads. 

“What is it with St. Lawrence alumni?” we are often asked. “There’s not a more loyal group of college alumni anywhere.” That is because our alumni felt like they mattered in college and after college, and that is a value beyond measure.

We welcome your questions and promise you that we at St. Lawrence will do everything possible to help you plan your St. Lawrence education in the most responsible and affordable way.