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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.

Early Decision

Regular Decision


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.
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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