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Understanding Your Spring Bill

Spring View of Parrish Hall from a Distance

 

“Pending” and “Authorized” items on the bill

“Pending Items” are noted but not subtracted because they have not been formally processed. You may subtract these items from the amount due and pay the remainder. Items that might be pending include:

  • State Grant Funds:  These funds must be received by the College before they can be credited to your account. If your state grant has not yet credited for the fall semester, please contact your state agency and inquire about your status.
  • Federal Pell, SEOG grants:  These funds will be pending if additional information is needed from your family by the Financial Aid Office. Email finaid@swarthmore.edu with questions.
  • Direct Loan funds:  These funds will be pending if additional information is needed from your family by the Financial Aid Office. Email SCloans@swarthmore.edu with questions.
  • “Authorized Financial Aid” is aid that has already been subtracted from your Swarthmore College charges.
Outside Scholarships

You may deduct outside scholarship funds not already applied to your student account that you are certain to receive for the fall or spring semester. If you have not already reported your outside scholarship amounts, you must report them to the Financial Aid Office.  Email finaid@swarthmore.edu with any new or updated amounts. See our Financial Aid Handbook for more information.

  • All scholarship checks should be mailed to the Student Accounts Office.
    Do not send, or have sent, checks form your outside scholarship provider to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Use the following address for all checks and outside scholarship notifications:
    • Swarthmore College
      Student Accounts Office
      500 College Avenue
      Swarthmore, PA 19081
Borrowing loans for your semester bill from the College
  • Students and parents may borrow through the Federal Direct Loan or Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan programs, even if they have not yet applied.  More information about these federal educational loans is available on-line by visiting our Swarthmore College Financing Options website OR www.studentaid.gov.
  • Questions about the Federal Direct Loan or the Federal Parent (PLUS) Loan application process not answered on our website can be directed to : scloans@swarthmore.edu.
General questions about financial aid should be directed to your assigned financial aid director.
Domestic
Students 
Kristin Moore
Director of Services
kmoore1@swarthmore.edu 610-328-8392

International
Students

 

Varo Duffins
Director, Financial Aid Office
vduffin1@swarthmore.edu 610-328-8358