Affording Mount Holyoke

Attending Mount Holyoke is an investment in your future.

Studies show a high-quality liberal arts education is one of the most worthwhile investments a person can make. The value of a degree from Mount Holyoke College is both significant and lasting, offering personal and professional benefits that last a lifetime.

We know the cost of a college education can seem daunting and that the financial aid process can be intimidating and confusing. We’re here to help you through the process and will work closely with you at every stage of your application.

A plan for every student

It was part of Mary Lyon’s founding vision that a Mount Holyoke education would be affordable for students from all income levels, and the College has always supported an economically diverse student body.

We are deeply committed to educating students of promise, and because every family’s financial situation is different, we offer both merit-based and need-based aid to qualified applicants. That’s why our need-based financial aid packages meet the full documented need, as determined by institutional policy, of every admitted student who applies for aid. Even if the published costs seem daunting, we encourage you to speak with us to understand how our programs can help you and your family. Should you need assistance with completing your forms or interpreting your award notice, please contact us. We’re here to support you — a quality that you’ll find is a cornerstone of Mount Holyoke’s community.

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