Welcome to the Financial Aid Office
2021-22 Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants
2022-23 Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants
Returning Students who met our financial aid re-application deadline will be notified of 2021-2022 financial aid eligibility the week of May 10, 2021. Notifications will continue on a rolling basis for late applicants.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.