Financial Aid 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 (need) is the difference between the estimated cost of attendance: tuition, room and board, fees, books and personal expenses, and travel expenses, and the expected family contribution (FC). The net costs may be more or less than the calcluated family contribution based on the the options that a family uses for example, borrowing student or parent loans.