Franklin & Marshall College welcomes talented students from all economic backgrounds.

We meet 100 percent of students’ institutionally determined financial need for all four years on campus.


F&M Financial Aid Facts
  • We award more than $49 million in need-based aid each year
  • 52% of our students receive need-based aid
  • The average need-based aid award is $47,727
  • We define financial need as the difference between the cost of attending F&M and the amount your family is expected to contribute
  • We require and use the CSS/PROFILE, FAFSA, and federal tax documents to calculate need and ability to pay
  • We do not offer academic merit scholarships. We award aid based solely on financial need.
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Why Need-Based Aid?

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.

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How It Works

We use information from the CSS PROFILE , FAFSA and federal income taxes to determine your family contribution and create your need-based aid package.

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Net Price Calculator

Our Net Price Calculator (NPC) helps you and your parents estimate the difference between our cost and any need-based aid for which you might be eligible.

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Financial Aid for International Students

F&M is committed to fostering a global community.

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Exploring Your Financing Options

Alternatives for financing your education beyond need-based financial aid.

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On-Campus Employment for Students

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

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What You Need to Know about Financial Aid

New to financial aid? Start with the essentials.

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Resources & Publications

Need help logging into MyAid or using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IDRT)? Want some tips on your private scholarship search? Check out our list of financial aid resources and publications.

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