August 14, 2018
Arrive on campus prepared to buy books!
Textbooks will need to be purchased at the start of each semester. The average cost for books is $500 per semester. Textbooks are available at the Bryn Mawr College Bookshop. The Bookshop also offers a price comparison tool to help student compare Bookshop prices with other online stores.
Students with work-study or an on-campus job can use their earnings to help pay for books and other expenses for the spring semester.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-5245 if you have any questions about purchasing books.
July 31, 2018
Will You Receive Outside Scholarships or Tuition Benefits?
If you are receiving any non-Bryn Mawr scholarships or tuition benefits, you must report the funding you will receive for the 2018-2019 academic year by submitting the Outside Scholarship and Tuition Benefit Form found here. You are required to attach any documentation received from awarding agencies with the form. Scholarship agencies should send your award check(s) directly to the Office of Student Accounts.
More information on how outside scholarships and tuition benefits affect your financial aid award can be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.
International students should note the explanation at the bottom of their financial aid award letter.
Please send the information back to the Office of Financial Aid by mail to:
Office of Financial Aid
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Or by fax to 610-526-5249.
If you have any questions about reporting outside scholarships or tuition benefits, please email the Office of Financial Aid directly at email@example.com or call 610-526-5245.
July 17, 2018
Steps to Receive your Federal Direct Loan Funds
If you are receiving a Federal Direct Loan, you will need to complete several online steps by August 15 to make sure your funds will arrive in time for the fall semester:
- You must accept your loan directly through BiONiC.
- First-time borrowers must then complete an electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) and Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.
You must complete these steps prior to August 15 for your funds to disburse to your student account in time for the first day of class.
2018-2019 Federal Direct Loan Rates
Interest rates on new Federal Direct Loans are established by the Department of Education each spring. Each loan will have a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan. Interest rates for new loans made between July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019 are:
Federal Direct Loans for Undergraduate Studies: 5.05%
Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Parents): 7.60%
If you have questions regarding federal educational loans, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-5245.
June 19, 2018
Covering College Costs with Summer Work
At the beginning of each semester, you will be responsible for paying your non-billed expenses. When you arrive to campus in the fall, please be prepared to pay for your books, supplies, personal expenses, and personal travel. You can use a portion of your summer earnings to help pay for these costs in the fall and your earnings from your campus job to meet the same costs in the spring.
Current estimates for Fall 2018 non-billed expenses are:
- Books and supplies- approximately $500 per semester
- Personal expenses- approximately $500 per semester
- Transportation- will vary from student to student
Please let the Office of Financial Aid know if we can help you understand how students provide for these expenses. If you have immediate questions, email us directly at email@example.com or call 610-526-5245.
For more information and useful documents, please refer to the pages below: