Haverford College provides financial aid to a limited number of international students each year. All of Haverford’s financial aid is need-based.
Those who do receive financial aid will have their demonstrated need met in full. International students who do not receive financial aid their first year at Haverford are not eligible to receive aid in subsequent years. International students who need financial aid may apply Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision. They cannot enter as a transfer student.
Financial aid does not cover international travel expenses, nor will it cover living expenses for periods when the College is not in session. Both the student savings expectation and job earnings expectations apply to international students (See “Determining Your Financial Need”).
Permanent residents, eligible noncitizens, or U.S. citizens residing abroad are not considered to be international students for purposes of financial aid, and must apply for aid using the traditional CSS Profile and FAFSA applications.
for International Students Receiving Financial Aid
All students who receive grants and scholarships for educational purposes must be aware that some portion of these funds may be subject to U.S. taxation. Our Tax Information Guide will help you understand how taxation works, and what steps you need to take to make sure all is in order.
First Year Applicants Only
If you are a citizen of a foreign country residing outside the United States, complete the College Board’s on-line 2024-2025 CSS Profile. If you are unable to complete the on-line Profile, you may complete Haverford's International Student Financial Aid Application. Do not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you are a foreign citizen residing with your family in the United States (for reasons beyond just attending school), you must complete the online 2024-2025 CSS Profile and submit it to the College Board. You do not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial Aid Applications must be submitted by the following dates:
- Early Decision I applicants must file no later than November 15, 2023.
- Early Decision II applicants must file no later than January 5, 2024.
- Regular Decision applicants must file no later than February 15, 2024.
New This Year!
Beginning with the 2024-2025 academic year, returning international students who received financial aid their first year do not need to complete a financial aid application, unless they believe their family’s income situation has changed. In such a case, the student should contact the Financial Aid Office for further instruction.