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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

Did you know that Skidmore annually gives nearly $70 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?

Skidmore's Financial Aid Office is here to help you plan for and navigate the financial aid application process, from the start of your college search through graduation. We're eager to partner with you and your family to ensure Skidmore is a smart and rewarding investment in your future. 


Skidmore is continuing to monitor communication from the Department of Education regarding the ongoing delays with the FAFSA. Current students, please be aware, due to the delay in the receipt of FAFSAs, we anticipate making 2024-25 financial aid awards available to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors by the end of June.

Given these challenges, the new deadline for returning students to have their applications reviewed for grant assistance is March 1, 2024. 


2024-2025 APPLICATION QuickLinks

Prospective STUDENTS

To be considered for a Skidmore grant, prospective students are asked to complete the College Board's CSS Profile. Prospective students do not need to submit a FAFSA application to be considered for a Skidmore grant. The FAFSA is required only to apply for Federal aid and can be completed after you've been accepted and enroll in the college of your choice. 


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.

Has your financial situation changed?

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


Financial Aid 101
Watch our 2024 Webinar

Whether you're just starting or you could use a refresher, watch a recording of our latest webinar. In it you'll learn about types of aid and government assistance, get an an overview of the FAFSA and CSS profiles, and be introduced to Skidmore's approach to financial aid.