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Applying is Affordable 

We want the college application process to be accessible for everyone. That's why we waive the application fee via the Common Application or the Coalition Application if it poses a financial hardship, offer all-expenses-paid campus visit programs for admitted students, and waive the enrollment deposit for qualified students. In addition, we will not require test scores for the next two years.

Paying for Swarthmore 

If you're a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented (or DACA) student graduating from a U.S. high school, we don't consider your ability to pay when we evaluate your admission application. Swarthmore's financial aid awards meet 100% of determined need, and consist solely of grants (which do not need to be repaid) and the expectation that you'll work in a part-time campus-based job.

Support on Campus 

We support students with a range of programs and resources. Explore places like the Black Cultural Center, Intercultural Center, Interfaith Center, and Women's Resource Center. Learn more about our cash-free campus and funded internships. Discover an array of mentoring or fellowship programs that provide exciting opportunities for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.