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Estimate your financial aid

A Skidmore education might be more affordable than you think.

Did you know that Skidmore annually gives more than $60 million in financial aid, with 99% awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need? And that more than half of our students receive need-based grants?

Use one of our two calculators to get an estimate of how much financial aid Skidmore College is likely to award you. It is an easy way to get a sense of affordability for your family before financial aid and admission applications are due. Remember, early awareness allows more time to consider financing options and for parents and students to have candid conversations about budgeting, student loan indebtedness and more.

This tool asks six basic financial questions and gives you an early estimate of the amount your family will need to contribute for one year at Skidmore.

Use MyIntuition Calculator

This calculator offers a more detailed view and takes a little longer to complete, approximately 12 minutes. You’ll want your tax returns and financial records readily available.

Use Net Price Calculator

 

Important Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Early Decision I (ED1)
    November 15, 2020
  • Early Decision II (ED2)
    January 15, 2021
  • Regular Decision
    January 15, 2021

Class of 2025 applicants

  • To apply for Skidmore grant assistance, begin by checking “yes” on the Skidmore Admission application to the question asking: Are you applying for financial aid?
  • When completing the Skidmore Admission application and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, be sure to use your correct Social Security number. While the Social Security number is not required on the admission application, it is required when applying for financial aid. Delays in matching your financial aid and admission applications will occur if you do not provide your name and Social Security number as they appear on your Social Security card.
  • The CSS Profile is required for Skidmore grant eligibility determination.
  • The FAFSA is required for federal aid eligibility determination.

Six Skidmore family financial aid scenarios

Below, courtesy of the MyinTuition Quick College Cost Calculator, is a listing of six Skidmore family scenarios, from lower- to higher-income families (grant awards are highlighted in yellow).

*Keep in mind these are general approximations of financial aid awards based on income, assets, etc.

#1

$40,000 income,
$5,000 parent savings,
4 in household, 1 in college: 

$68,730 grant 

  • $3,500 loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $2,000 family
    contribution

#2

$75,000 income,
$50,000 home equity,
$10,000 cash/savings,
4 in household, 1 in college:

$58,630 grant:

  • $3,500 student loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $12,100 family
    contribution

#3

$123,000 income,
$50,000 home equity,
$10,000 cash/savings,
4 in household, 1 in college:

$46,730 grant:

  • $3,500 student loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $24,000 family
    contribution

 

#4

$186,000 income,
$250,000 home equity,
$20,000 cash/savings,
4 in household, 1 in college:

$22,430 grant:

  • $3,500 student loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $48,300 family
    contribution

#5

$186,000 income,
$250,000 home equity,
$200,000 cash/savings,
4 in household, 2 in college:

$41,730 grant:

  • $3,500 student loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $29,000 family
    contribution

#6

$246,000 income,
$250,000 home equity,
$20,000 cash/savings,
4 in household, 1 in college:

$7,530 grant:

  • $3,500 student loan
  • $2,400 work-study
  • $63,200 family
    contribution

 For more information, please visit Skidmore Financial Aid Office.