Financial Aid

Financial Aid 107 Markle Hall
Ext. 5055, Fax: 330-5758

Director of Financial Aid, Arlina B. DeNardo
Administrative Assistant, Jamie Baltz
Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Laurie Chisesi
Manager of Financial Aid Information Systems, Jeffrey D. Metz
Office Assistant, Marsha Hess
Loan Coordinator, Chad Wakeman

The mission of the financial aid staff is to coordinate all aspects of a financial aid award (grants, loans, and campus employment) and provide assistance and guidance on application procedures, financial concerns, as well as loan programs and financing options.

Financial aid recipients must reapply for aid each academic year. Renewal instructions are available on-line the following April. Each year’s financial aid award is based on the college costs for the application year as well as a review of all required documents. College-funded financial aid is limited to a maximum of eight semesters. Aid consideration in subsequent years is still subject to satisfactory academic progress, demonstrated need, and filing by the required deadlines.

New applicants requesting consideration for financial aid must file by the stated deadlines, demonstrate need, and have a GPA comparable to the all-college average. Awards may be limited by the availability of funds.
Financial aid for study abroad will be based on the approved costs for an academic year at Lafayette. Aid is capped at Lafayette’s costs and limited to faculty led and approved, affiliated programs.
Students and families are encouraged to contact the financial aid staff with any questions regarding financial concerns, employment possibilities, and loan opportunities.


Lafayette College reserves the right in its sole judgment to amend any policy or program described herein without prior notice to persons who might thereby be affected. At its sole option, the College may suspend or eliminate courses, academic departments, or degree programs; change curricular offerings, graduation requirements, and regulations on standing of students; alter its class schedule and academic calendar; or make changes of any nature whenever in its judgment such changes are desirable for any reason. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute acceptance by the student of the College's rights as set forth in this paragraph.