Financial Aid

At Bryn Mawr, we view financing higher education as a partnership between the student and the student's family, the state and federal governments, and the College.

2022 Financial Aid Policy Update

Bryn Mawr will use grants instead of loans to meet 100% of demonstrated need for qualified undergraduate students.

Welcome to Bryn Mawr's Office of Financial Aid!

Through the support of the Bryn Mawr "Defy Expectation" campaign, President Kim Cassidy and Chief Enrollment Officer, Cheryl Lynn Horsey, are thrilled with the announcement of a change to Bryn Mawr's financial aid policy that will further our commitment to making a Bryn Mawr education accessible.

The policy change will affect two large groups of undergraduate students starting in the Fall 2022 semester:

  • Students with a total family income of less than $60,000 and total family assets of less than $500,000; for these students, 100% of demonstrated need, as calculated by the student’s financial aid application, will be met with grants and work-study. Loans will no longer be used to meet need, and on average these students will see a $3,500 increase in their Bryn Mawr Grant eligibility.  These students will see a small loan included in their financial aid award to help cover their calculated expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by their financial aid application.
  • For students with total family income above $60,000 who receive need-based Bryn Mawr Grant, $2,000 of loans previously used to meet their full demonstrated need will be replaced with grant from the College. While these students will still see a loan in their financial aid offer, part of this loan will help cover their calculated family contribution (EFC), instead of meeting their need. These students will on average see a $2,000 increase in their Bryn Mawr Grant eligibility.

We are excited about this change and strongly encourage students to read carefully through the FAQs for more detailed information.

The deadline for domestic students to apply for financial aid for the 2022-2023 academic year is April 15. Please complete your financial aid application as soon as possible if you have specific questions about how this policy will impact you.

You can request an appointment with your financial aid counselor if you have questions or come by the financial aid office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Since 2017, Cheryl Lynn Horsey has served as Chief Enrollment Officer at Bryn Mawr College. In this position, she oversees the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar. 

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