Financial Aid Office

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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office


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A private college education involves a considerable financial commitment. While students and their families assume primary responsibility for their educational costs, the Financial Aid Office will work closely with students and their parents to develop financial aid packages and/or financing plans. Whether you have applied for financial aid or not, Skidmore can help in planning how best to meet your educational costs.

Nearly half of Skidmore's students receive some form of financial aid. Most of the financial assistance at Skidmore is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and is provided through a student-aid "package" that usually includes a grant, a campus job, and a loan. Student aid funds come from a variety of sources, including Skidmore's own need-based grants and scholarships, as well as federal, state, and independent programs.

Especially if you are experiencing financial pressures due to an illness, loss of employment or some significant family issue, we encourage you to use the resources of the Financial Aid Office. We are available to assist you in person on a walk-in basis, or contact us for an appointment at 518-580-5750 and/or



2017-18 Financial Aid Applications

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS PROFILE financial aid applications for the 2017-18 academic year will both be available October 1st 2016.  You may be aware that the FAFSA will be available a few months earlier than in past years.  Here is more information about the new FAFSA:

Please be aware that Skidmore’s filing deadlines are no earlier than in past years.  See the links below for specific dates and instructions.




 Important 2017-18 Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants

Enrolled Students- Class of 2021

Transfer Students

International Students

Returning Students - 2017/2018