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How to Apply for Financial Aid


The financial aid application process is different for domestic and international students; please follow the process that applies to you. In addition, please familiarize yourself with additional instructions and required information if your parents are separated, divorced, or were never married; or if your parents have any financial interest or involvement in a partnership or corporation. 

To promote sustainability and security of information, the application process for a Swarthmore College need-based scholarship is paperless and electronic. All documentation is submitted electronically.

Prospective students access their Financial Aid Checklist via their Applicant Status page portal link sent from the Admissions Office. 

Current students should access their financial aid checklist in mySwarthmore to check application status.  Please allow a few days for electronic processing of your application before viewing your financial aid checklist on mySwarthmore.

  • Log into mySwarthmore 
  • Select the Student Information tab 
  • Select Financial Aid Checklist