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Swarthmore College

Tuition & Aid

Swarthmore Says...

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For 2011-2012, the College charges including tuition, room, board, and student activity fee total $53,250. The activity fee covers not only the usual student services-health, library, laboratory fees, for example-but admission to all social, cultural, and athletic events on campus.

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Bottom line

The cost of tuition for a year at Swarthmore is about $44,000. However, Swarthmore has staggeringly generous financial aid resources, and it will meet 100 percent of your demonstrated need without loans. The average financial aid award here is more than $35,000. Don’t assume you won’t receive aid because your family is too wealthy and definitely—please!—don’t assume you can’t afford Swarthmore because your family isn’t wealthy enough.
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Visiting And Contact Information

500 College Avenue

Swarthmore, PA 19081

United States

Phone: 610-328-8300

Fax: 610-328-8580


Expenses per Academic Year
On-Campus Room Only:$6,950
On-Campus Board Only:$6,600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,230
Required Fees:$360
Other Expenses:$1,210
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:No

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 98
Freshman receiving any financial aid:52%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:50%
Average Percent of Need Met:100%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$40,340
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$40,076
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$38,701
Average Need-Based Loan:$
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$19,338
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:35%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Institutional
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$47,910.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:Institution's own financial aid form
International Student's Certification of Finances
Income statement from employer.

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:02/15
Regular Financial Aid Application Deadline:02/15
Required Forms:FAFSA
Institution's own financial aid form
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
State aid form
Noncustodial Profile
Business/Farm Supplement
    Other:Federal Tax Return, W2 Statements, Year-end paycheck stub.
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:610-328-8358

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