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Summer Earnings Expectations

Flowers near Sproul Observatory

Swarthmore’s expectation within a financial aid context is that students will work during the summer months and be able to save about $2,000 in the summer prior to beginning at Swarthmore and about $2,500 in the summers after the first year.

If you choose not to work, are unable to work, or are unable to save this amount of money, you may work more during the academic year or may be able to borrow additionally to fill the gap. If this is the case, please let the Financial Aid Office know as soon as possible if you will earn or borrow more during the academic year.