Earlham awards more than $20 million in aid each year. Aid packages may include grants and scholarships, campus employment and/or loans. In order for us to determine your eligibility for these funds, you must complete the FAFSA.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an online form provided by the U.S. Department of Education that calculates a family’s ability to contribute toward their student’s education (Expected Family Contribution). It requests income and asset information, as well as number in the family, children in college, and additional information.
Beginning in 2017-18 academic year, families can now complete the FAFSA beginning October 1. The FAFSA must be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
You must apply for need-based aid each year. Financial aid packages remain relatively the same as long as the family’s expected family contribution as calculated on the FAFSA remains relatively the same.
Both student and parent must obtain an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. Your FSA ID is a unique identifier and password that gives you access to the Federal Student Aid system, and allows you to sign documents electronically.
U.S. Citizens or permanent residents interested in being considered for need-based aid must complete the FAFSA electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov and include Earlham’s school code of 001793.