Through a dedicated Mount Holyoke fund, admitted veterans' should be able to enroll at MHC regardless of financial circumstances.


  • Women who have served on active duty in any branch of the US Armed Forces or National Guard and are discharged under any condition except “dishonorable”
  • Women who have been admitted through the Frances Perkins Program
  • Applicants must indicate their status as a veteran on the admission application and submit a copy of their DD214.
  • For additional information about veterans benefits at MHC, see Veterans Benefits.

Application Process

Students must apply through the Frances Perkins Program admission and financial aid processes.

Financial Planning

  • Tuition, fees and room and board expenses may be covered with a combination of sources, including veteran’s benefits, federal, state and institutional grants.
  • Veterans in the Frances Perkins Program will not have any loans included in their financial aid package.  Students may be able to graduate incurring $0 indebtedness through Mount Holyoke College.  However, students who need assistance meeting the student contribution should be able to borrow a low-cost federal loan such as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan (FDSL).
  • Work-study earnings may be used to cover books and personal expenses.
  • Veterans should plan to use their veterans benefits, including those received by the college and by the student  towards their educational expenses including tuition, fees and room and board, whether billed or not.
  • Due to the varied nature of individual financial situations, students are encouraged to speak directly with our office to discuss their financial plan.

Further details about the financial aid process and eligibility for Frances Perkins Scholars can be found under nontraditional students.

SFS Contact

Stephanie Bertagnolli, Assistant Director, 413-538-2291