Swarthmore College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated billed and non-billed college costs for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the financial aid award will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid decision will be included in a letter sent to you directly from Swarthmore and will be available on your online student portal.

Annual Cost of Attendance

Tuition (Includes a $700 allowance for books)

$55,856

Room & Board

$17,150

Academic  Supplies

$735

Travel

Varies

Personal

$1,415

Student Activities Fee

$200

Total

$75,356

How Annual Costs Are Covered

Scholarship/Grant

$73,356

Campus Job Opportunity

$2,000 (estimated)

Student Summer Work Earnings Contribution

$0

Parent Contribution

$0

Student Contribution

25% of student's savings/assets

Student Loan

$0

Total

$75,356

Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Outside scholarship earned by students will reduce or eliminate the campus job opportunity expectation in Swarthmore’s financial aid decision. Outside scholarship funds that exceed this amount will then reduce Swarthmore Scholarship grant, dollar for dollar. Outside funding secured through parent support such as employee tuition benefits and VA military benefits will replace Swarthmore Scholarship grant, dollar for dollar.

Policy on Health Insurance
You may waive participation in the student health insurance program if you are covered under a parental or private plan that provides comparable coverage. If you are not covered under an insurance plan, you will be eligible for a full health insurance discount to cover this charge.

Policy on Travel Allowance
Some transportation costs are included in our estimate for your personal expenses. For students who live in the United States, Swarthmore College considers the travel needs of those residing more than 100 miles away from the College. Your financial aid award may include an allowance for the estimated cost of two round-trip fares between your home and the College.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
You must be enrolled full-time and make satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial support from the College and/or Federal and State governments.

You must reapply for Swarthmore College, Federal, and state financial aid by March 1 each year.

Policy on Undocumented Students
For undocumented students who are authorized to work in the United States (with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA status), Swarthmore includes a campus job as part of the Financial Aid Award. For undocumented students without DACA status, Swarthmore may include an institutional loan each year to cover the estimated income otherwise earned from the campus job opportunity expectation.