Policies & Procedures: Calculating Your Financial Aid
We calculate your financial aid by subtracting the family contribution from the total allowance for expenses.
You may find it helpful to understand this “need” simply as a statement of eligibility for financial assistance from resources available to the College. Our assessment of family resources is an attempt to reach an average contribution level for families of similar economic characteristics; it cannot account for all the unique choices made by individual families in ordering their financial priorities. As such, it should not be construed as a value judgment about your family’s own choices.