No matter your socioeconomic background, we welcome you and hope to further your access to opportunities.

We understand that being part of a residential community like Davidson can be an expensive experience, so we’re humbled to be able to offer many great services for students of any background as they make their transition from high school to college to post-Davidson.

17%
of Students Receive Pell Grants at Davidson
25
Number of QuestBridge Match Scholars in the Class of 2026
95%
of Students Return to Davidson After Their First Year

Lula Bell's Resource Center

From free food and hygiene products to business clothing and cooking equipment available to borrow, Lula Bell’s offers a wealth of resources for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Learn more about their services, programming and resources.

Lula Bell's Resource Center

Headshot of Julia Lau

I’ve taken advantage of the food and textbooks, mostly. I love that Lula Bell’s gives students resources we otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford, or at least things that, if we had to buy them, would make our lives more difficult. Knowing I can borrow textbooks is huge. I’ve talked to friends at different schools, and they don’t have a resource quite like this. It’s modern and welcoming. 

Julia Lau '23

Student Assistance for Financial Emergencies (SAFE)

The Student Assistance for Financial Emergencies (SAFE) program assists students who are experiencing an unexpected or unavoidable financial emergency which stands to impede their educational progress towards degree completion or personal well-being.

Learn more about SAFE

Apply for the SAFE Program

Photo of Marla Ricart '23 holding a baguette

I was able to study abroad due to Davidson’s Home Tuition Policy that allows my financial aid to pay for my semester abroad in Nantes, France. Additional travel grants I received gave me the opportunity to travel outside of France to visit Belgium and the Netherlands.

Marla Ricart '23

Center for Student Health and Well-Being

Financial instability and issues of mental health are often correlated, which is why we have made counseling and other important services affordable and accessible to all students. Students who have received a Federal Pell Grant may be eligible for free student health insurance through Davidson.

Learn more about Student Health and Well-Being

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus for systemically underrepresented student populations at Davidson College. The CDI pursues this goal by providing direct support services, educational programming and community building opportunities within and across social groups.

Peer Support

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Undocumented & DACA Resources

Experiential Learning Catalyst

Catalyst is an initiative of the Experiential Learning Advisory Team that centralizes grants resources for “high impact” experiential learning in the areas of undergraduate research, internships, study abroad and community based learning. Visit Catalyst for resources by category and WildcatSync for timely updates on these resources and application deadlines.

Explore Catalyst Resources by Category

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