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Tuition, Books, Housing & Food Plan, Activities Fee

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Swarthmore awarded more than $46 million in need-based scholarship aid to 52 percent of our students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The average financial aid award was $57,720. Financial aid awards ranged from $1,000 to the full cost of attendance. The maximum financial aid award includes the College's total billed charges as well as allowances for books, personal expenses, and travel between a student's home and Swarthmore. 

College Billed Charges for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Tuition and Books $61,992
Housing $9,578
Food $9,386
Student Activities Fee $420
Total Billed Charges $81,376

Non-billed charges
Your financial aid decision takes non-billed charges into account when calculating your total need. This means financial aid can help cover the costs beyond the basic tuition, fees, textbooks, housing and food.

Course materials, supplies and equipment $760
Transportation Varies
Personal expenses $1,540
Total cost of attendance $83,676