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 athletic or merit scholarships.

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.

How We Determine Need

Estimate Your Financial Aid

Use these cost calculators to get an early estimate of your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College.  


Financial Aid: The Details

Are You New To Financial Aid?

Let's start with the essentials.


Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

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.

Financial Aid Terms

Explore Your Financing Options

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


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

 All students receiving financial aid are required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.  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. 


Meet The Financial Aid Staff

Your Financial Aid Contact is based on the first letter of your last name: Mr. Eric E. Kopp (A-G); Mr. Jasper Choi (H-O); Ms. Robin L. Gorini (P-Z).


On-Campus Employment for Students

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

On-campus Employment