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Tuition, Books, Room & Meal Plan, Activities Fee

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Swarthmore awarded more than $45 million in need-based scholarship aid to 55 percent of our students for the 2019-20 academic year. The average financial aid award was $55,370. Financial aid awards ranged from $1,000 to $74,262; 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 2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition and Books $54,256
Room $8,542
Meal Plan $8,112
Student Activities Fee $200*
Total Billed Charges $71,110


*For the 2020-21 academic year, the Student Activities Fee has been reduced from $400.