Financial Aid & Scholarships | St. Lawrence University – St. Lawrence University Saints

We know a college education is a significant investment in your future, and we’re ready to help you and your family manage it in the most responsible, affordable way possible.

We’re steadfast in our commitment to financial aid—and you.

We believe that to attract the best and brightest to St. Lawrence, it’s essential that we offer resources to help students from all economic backgrounds realize their academic and career potential. 

Merit scholarships and need-based aid can reduce your out-of-pocket tuition expenses. Once each individual award is determined, students and their families are responsible for the remaining portion. 

To assist with this, we offer interest-free payment plans. Federal and private student loans may also help cover the difference between your family’s resources and your cost of attendance. 

Building a Plan Just For You

Our knowledgeable financial aid counselors will discuss options available to you based on your family’s situation and help you determine the best and most responsible way to afford a St. Lawrence education.

Helping You Stay On Track 

We’re also here to help you thrive AFTER college. Developing financial literacy is an important part of being a college student and becoming a young professional. St. Lawrence University offers budgeting and personal finance workshops and resources.

How We Support Our Students

Access and opportunity are at the heart of our mission. Generous gifts from our alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations, as well as income from our $350 million+ endowment, allow us to be responsive to the financial need of our students.

$77 Million

total gift aid awarded to students in 2020


average total aid package for the Class of 2024


of current students who receive need-based financial assistance


students work part-time on campus each year

$18 Million+

raised for endowed scholarships during The Campaign for Every Laurentian

A Wise Investment in You

We know ROI—return on investment—matters, especially when it involves significant time and money. The St. Lawrence educational experience sets you up for professional success.


Placement Rate

Our recent graduates are employed or continuing their education within a year


Alumni Network in the Country

(The Princeton Review, 2021)


Students rank our alumni network as the second-most valuable resource in their job search

Tuition Information

Get a break-down of the tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses for the upcoming semesters.

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Scholarship Opportunities

When you’re admitted to St. Lawrence, you’ll automatically be considered for awards based on academic excellence, character, and citizenship.

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Types of Financial Aid

From state grants and federal loans to convenient tuition payment plans, we offer our students many forms of financial assistance.

Explore Options

“What it means to me, to have received this scholarship, is that someone else has put faith into my future… by receiving this scholarship, I was able to come here to St. Lawrence University.”

Jessica Young

2019 Recipient of Philip ’76 and Nancy Carlson St. Lawrence Fund Scholarship

“I promise you that our team will do everything possible to help you plan your St. Lawrence education in the most responsible and affordable way.”