Costs and Financial Aid

Applying for Admission with Financial Support

What We Offer

Bryn Mawr offers many forms of financial support including fellowships; tuition awards; teaching, research, and curatorial assistantships; and summer stipends. Highly qualified students will receive a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a stipend.

How to Apply

To apply for any form of financial support, simply answer yes to the question, "Do you wish to be considered for financial support?" when completing the application.


All financial support from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is awarded on the basis of merit rather than need.

Merit is determined by the faculty in the department to which the applicant has applied, on the basis of academic promise gauged from the application dossier. Departmental recommendations for support are reviewed by the Committee on Graduate Awards, which approves or denies recommendations on the basis of an overview of applications to all departments. Final decisions are made by the Dean on the basis of the Committee's advice.


Student Financial Services can advise students on applying for student loans. 

U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for Stafford and other federal loans are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information about federal loan possibilities, visit the Federal Student Aid website.