Pomona College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Pomona.

Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition

$56,284

Room & Board

$18,524

Books & Supplies

$1,000

Travel

Varies

Personal

$1,500

Health Insurance

$2,782

Required Fees

$402

Total

$80,492

How Annual Costs Are Covered

Grants

$77,692

Student Employment

$2,800

Student Contribution

$0

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Savings

$0

Student Loan

$0

Total

$80,492

Policy Regarding Outside Scholarships/Funding
Students are encouraged to pursue outside scholarships/funding to help finance books, travel, personal, and health insurance expenses. If students receive significant outside funding that covers these expenses in full, the Pomona Grant will be reduced dollar for dollar. Federal and state grants are not considered outside funding.

Policy on Travel Allowance
The amount of travel included in the financial aid budget is dependent upon the distance of the student's permanent home address from Pomona College, and is an estimate of two roundtrip tickets per year. Grant aid is not released directly to students to cover this expense; if students choose to work on campus, they may consider putting aside some earnings from their earnings to cover the cost. Students should be prepared to pay for their transportation to Pomona in the fall.

Policy on Health Insurance
Pomona requires students to have health insurance to ensure access to comprehensive medical care while enrolled during the school year. Students who have comparable health insurance coverage to the College’s plan may waive out of the insurance plan, otherwise students are required to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Pomona’s financial aid provides a grant to National College Match Scholarship recipients to cover the full cost of the insurance premium. For 2021-2022, the health plan premium was $2,782 for annual coverage.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
Students must reapply for financial aid each year and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward graduation in order to maintain the packaged award. Aid is only guaranteed for 8 semesters. Additional semesters of aid are available, if approved, but will include a $5,000 loan each semester as part of the Offer of Financial Aid.

Other Details
Total grant aid provided will cover tuition, fees, room and board. A Start-Up Grant of $500 will be provided in the fall of the first semester of enrollment to assist with move-in expenses. In the table above the Start-up Grant has been included as a part of the total grants. The Start-Up Grant is not renewable in subsequent semesters.