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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)

Laurie Heusner-Myers

Senior Assistant Director, Financial Aid


  1. Phone: (610) 328-8400
  2. Parrish 158

Rune Horvik

Sr Asst Dir Fin Aid Systems

Financial Aid


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

Kristin Moore

Director of Services, Financial Aid


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

Domestic Students

Judy Strauser

Director of Operations, Financial Aid


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