Swarthmore College

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated billed and non-billed college costs for the 2019-2020 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 award will be included in a letter sent to you directly from Swarthmore.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Required Fees




How Costs Are Covered (annually)



Campus Job Opportunity

$2,080 (estimated)

Student Summer Work Earnings Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Contribution

25% of student's savings/assets

Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Outside scholarship earned by students first reduces or eliminates a student’s expected summer work contribution and next reduces the work aid expectation in their financial aid award offer. Outside scholarship above these amounts 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.

Outside scholarships may also be used to reduce all or part of the earnings from your campus job opportunity. Your scholarship will be reduced if the total outside scholarships you receive exceeds your campus job opportunity.

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

Policy on Travel Allowance
Some transportation costs are included in our estimate for your personal expenses. Swarthmore considers the travel needs of students who live 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 the federal and state governments.

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