Eligibility and Policies

At Mount Holyoke, we believe a college education is one of the most important investments a student will ever make. The College is prepared to assist students and their families manage the cost of a Mount Holyoke education. While the College expects families to assume the primary responsibility for paying for their daughter's education to the level of their maximum capacity, Mount Holyoke has a substantial commitment to providing financial aid to those students who demonstrate financial need.

Financial aid eligibility is based on the difference between the estimated student budget (tuition, room and board, fees, books and personal expenses, travel expenses) and the expected family contribution (FC).

Use of Email

Communication from SFS will be sent to the student primarily using her MHC email.  We know that parents and others may be involved in the process and students are encouraged to make sure that those individuals have the information they need to access Financial Aid Online and are set up as authorized users for the eBill, so that they can help their student manage the process.  We do not mail or email reminders to parents.

Address Changes

If you change your permanent address, you should promptly update your Student Profile in ISIS to ensure that you receive mailings from Student Financial Services, transcripts, housing, and other important information from the College.