Davidson College

 

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on costs for the 2017-2018 school year.  Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase.

Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition

$49,949

Room & Board

$13,954

Books & Supplies

$1,000

Travel

$175 - $450

Personal

$1,325

Health Insurance

See Below

Required Fees

$150

Total

$66,553 - $66,828

How Costs Are Covered (annually)

Grants

$65,053

Federal Work-Study

$1,500 - $1,775

Student Summer Work Contribution

$0

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

$0

Student Loan

$0

Total

$66,553 - $66,828

Policy Regarding Outside scholarships
Outside scholarships will reduce or replace a student's work-study amount. Outside scholarships of $1,500-$1,775 will first eliminate the work-study expectation and the amount in excess of $1,500-$1,775 will then reduce the amount of Davidson College grant on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

Policy on Health Insurance
Davidson requires all students to have personal health insurance. Students not covered by a family insurance plan can have the amount of Davidson grant increased to pay for student health insurance offered through Davidson.

Other Details
The work-study award represents approximately 7-8 hours of work per week. The amount of work-study award ($1,500-$1,775) will remain the same for second, third, and fourth-year students. Students remaining in their jobs from year to year see an increase in their hourly pay rate.

  • The room and board allowance is based on the cost of a double room and the 21-meal board plan.

  • The travel allowance varies depending on the student's state of residence.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students receiving this aid award must be enrolled on a full-time basis and must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Davidson College’s Financial Aid Overview 

Davidson College is committed to the premise that an excellent liberal arts education is one of the best investments a family can make. Today, our commitment to affordability has never been stronger.

Through the Davidson Trust, we became the first national liberal arts college to replace loans with grants in financial aid packages. Davidson meets 100% of students' calculated financial need entirely with grants and student employment. Read more.

Through the generosity of Davidson alumni and friends, the College offers merit-based scholarships to students whose accomplishments mark them as having extraordinary potential for impact on the Davidson community and for future contributions to society. Davidson merit scholarships are awarded through special nominations, special competitions, special applications, and through the strength of the admission application.