We are committed to making a Davidson education affordable. Financial aid packages typically include a combination of grants, scholarships, and student employment. You and your family must apply each year.
We evaluate each need-based financial aid application according to these guiding principles:
Complete the required forms listed on the Financial Aid Forms page.
You may also be requested to submit:
We receive the CSS/PROFILE and FAFSA data electronically. You do not need to submit copies of these forms to this office.
Additionally, when you file your CSS/PROFILE you will receive an email from the College Board explaining how to submit your tax returns and other forms that may be required.
A complete list of forms and worksheets is available on the Financial Aid Forms page.
The grant will be renewed automatically if you continue to participate in your sport as required by the Athletic Department.
The Davidson College Athletics Financial Aid Agreement will be sent to you in early summer.
Download the Student Financial Assistance Information for External Study (PDF) to learn how your financial aid package can transfer to your study abroad program.
As a need-based applicant, you must notify the Financial Aid Office of all non-Davidson awards (outside scholarships) you receive. As a rule, outside scholarships will first eliminate the Work-Study expectation and any amount in excess of that will then reduce the amount of Davidson College grant on a dollar-for- dollar basis. The expected family contribution will not change.
Davidson requires all students to have personal health insurance. Students already covered by a family health insurance plan may be exempted from Davidson’s plan by submitting an online waiver verifying coverage. Not all health insurance plans are transferable; you must confirm coverage in Davidson, North Carolina with your current insurance provider. Students not covered by a family health insurance plan will be enrolled in Davidson's Insurance Plan.
The Work-Study award represents approximately 7-8 hours of work per week. Students remaining in their jobs from year to year see an increase in their hourly pay rate. The amount of the Work-Study award will not be deducted from your bill, but will be paid bi-weekly, as work is performed throughout the semester. Not all students will qualify for Work-Study, but there are opportunities for students to work, if they choose to do so, through the Student Employment Office. Learn more about the Work-Study program.
Students receiving federal, state and institutional funding in their financial aid awards must be enrolled on a full-time basis and must attain minimum grade-point average and course completion requirements.
Families who file aid application materials after the published deadlines are subject to a reduction in the college grant portion of the award. This grant reduction will be in the form of a student loan ranging from $4,500-$7,500, depending upon the student's grade level.