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Meet the Financial Aid Staff

Every current and prospective student who applies for financial aid is assigned a financial aid director. We work with students and their families starting with your initial contact with Swarthmore during the admissions process, and continuing throughout your time at the College. 

We understand that the financial aid process can feel challenging, and our directors are here to help. We are ready to answer questions, review application information, and prepare reviews of your files to help you feel more comfortable with the process.  

We encourage you to contact your student's assigned financial aid director via email or phone if you have questions about financial aid at Swarthmore. 

Domestic Students

Kristin Moore
Director of Services


International (non-U.S. citizen, F-1 visa)

Varo L. Duffins


Financial Aid Staff

Varo L. Duffins

Director, Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8360
  2. Parrish Hall 148

International Students (non-U.S. citizen, F-1 visa)

Judy Strauser

Director of Operations, Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8449
  2. Parrish Hall 158

Kristin Moore

Dir of Services, Financial Aid

Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8392
  2. Parrish Hall 160

Domestic Students

Rune Horvik

Sr. Asst. Director of Financial Aid Systems

Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 690-3975
  2. Parrish Hall 164

Katie Menschner

Office Manager

Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8122
  2. Parrish Hall 152

Tim Haight

Financial Aid Counselor

Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8189

Zeus Borrego '22

Student Assistant

Financial Aid


Zeus Borrego