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Affordability & Access


Swarthmore’s mission centers on academic excellence—without financial barriers. That sense of purpose informs how we interact with students before they even apply, through the admission and financial aid application processes, and all the way through their time at Swarthmore. We deliberately seek to empower students who would thrive at Swarthmore, ensuring that they have what is needed to be successful here.

Our dedication to affordability and access is rare among colleges and universities. Perhaps just as important, we deeply value the range of perspectives that this commitment brings to our campus community. 

We encourage you to learn more about how we support students from a wide range of backgrounds.