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Financial Aid Office

Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

2023-24 Returning Student Financial Aid Award Notices:  Returning students with complete aid applications submitted by our priority deadline will have access to their 2023-2024 financial aid offers in the student system in late May, and then on a rolling basis.  Students will receive an email when their financial aid is ready to be viewed.

Students:  Have a family member helping you pay the bill; a parent providing information to you for your financial aid application?  TIP: Set up a rule in your email to auto-forward all emails from to your parent/family member. Keeping your parent in the loop regarding application dates/deadlines will reduce stress.

A private college education involves a considerable financial commitment. While students and their families assume primary responsibility for their educational costs, the Financial Aid Office will work closely with students and their parents to develop financial aid packages and/or financing plans. Whether you have applied for financial aid or not, Skidmore can help in planning how best to meet your educational costs.

Nearly half of Skidmore's students receive some form of financial aid. Most of the financial assistance at Skidmore is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and is provided through a student-aid "package" that usually includes a grant, a campus job, and a loan. Student aid funds come from a variety of sources, including Skidmore's own need-based grants and scholarships, as well as federal, state, and independent programs.

Especially if you are experiencing financial pressures due to an illness, loss of employment or some significant family issue, we encourage you to use the resources of the Financial Aid Office. We are available to assist you in person on a walk-in basis, or contact us for an appointment at 518-580-5750 and/or

College Cost Estimators 

These calculators can help you you anticipate your college costs and estimate your eligibility for need-based scholarships. A Skidmore education might be more affordable than you think.

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