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Prospective Students

Vassar's financial aid program is need-based, not merit-based. We don't give scholarships for achievement in a particular area (such as sports, music or even academics). We believe that every student we admit is outstanding and has the potential to make a significant contribution to the Vassar community- that's why we admitted him/her.

The ultimate goal of the college is to make a Vassar education affordable and accessible to all our students. If you are admitted to Vassar, the college will meet 100% of your full demonstrated financial need for all four years.

Financial Aid Application Checklists:

Net Price Calculator

Vassar College has partnered with the College Board to offer a Net Price Calculator - a tool that will allow you to estimate your college expenses and eligibility for financial aid from Vassar.
Go to calculator

You may also use the My inTuition Quick Cost Estimator.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Nov 15

Early Decision I

Jan 1

Early Decision II

Feb 1

Regular Decision

Mar 15

Fall Transfer

Nov 1

Spring Transfer

May 1

Returning Students