F&M Financial Aid Facts

We Offer Need-Based Aid Only

In the fall of 2011, Franklin & Marshall College joined a select group of colleges and universities that focus their financial aid resources exclusively on need-based financial aid. Therefore, we do not offer any academic or merit scholarships.

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How We Determine Financial Need

We use information from the CSS Profile, FAFSA and federal income taxes to determine your family contribution and create your need-based aid package. We define financial need as the difference between the cost of attending F&M and the amount your family is expected to contribute.

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Calculate Your Financial Need in 20 Minutes!

By using our Net Price Calculator, you and your parents will be able to estimate the difference between our cost and any need-based aid for which you might be eligible. Need-based aid includes federal and state grants, F&M grants and scholarships, Federal Direct Subsidized Loans and Federal Work-Study.


Financial Aid: The Details

Are You New To Financial Aid?

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Early Estimate of Aid

Are you considering an early decision application? If so, you can get an early estimate of your financial aid award. 

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Financial Aid for International Students

F&M is committed to fostering a global community.

International Students

Explore Your Financing Options

Here are some alternatives for financing your education beyond need-based financial aid.


On-Campus Employment for Students

Finding and securing a job on the F&M campus.

On-campus Employment

Additional Resources

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards ensure that you are successfully completing your coursework and can continue to receive federal and institutional financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College. All students receiving financial aid are required to meet SAP standards. It is important that you are aware and understand the SAP Policy.

Do you know the difference between deferment and disbursement? Have you confused your COE with your EFC? Financial aid has a language all its own—complete with abbreviations and acronyms. To help families "talk the talk" this page features terms commonly used at Franklin & Marshall College.

Please note the glossary provides definitions for commonly used terms and is not an explanation of Franklin & Marshall College's financial aid policies.