Financial Aid Office

Skidmore College
Welcome to the Financial Aid Office


Returning Students 2015-16 Financial Aid Award Notifications:

We anticipate making 2015-16 award access available June 22nd via the Skidmore Student System for all returning students who had complete financial aid application materials by our May 8th priority date.  After June 22nd, 2015-16 award access will continue on a rolling basis.  Students will receive notification emails when the financial aid award is available for them to review.  For families who wish to participate in Skidmore's installment payment plan (SCIP), please feel free to initially use your 2014-15 financial aid award amount and then subsequently adjust the SCIP budget if your 2015-16 award is different.  Please see the bursar's SCIP  webpage for more instructions regarding SCIP.


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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 stemming from the ongoing economic crisis, 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