We are committed to the premise that an excellent liberal arts education is one of the best investments a family can make. Davidson's admission process is need-blind for domestic students and permanent residents. Your academic potential, character, and accomplishments are the only factors considered in admission decisions – not your ability to pay the cost of attendance. About 40 percent of our students receive need-based aid, and more than 50 percent receive aid from some source.
Through The Davidson Trust, we meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need entirely through grants and student employment. Our financial aid packages do not include a loan component, but you have the option of borrowing educational loans as a matter of personal choice.
Within the standards set by the U.S. Department of Education, we use our own formula to determine eligibility for aid. From the financial information your family provides by completing the FAFSA and the CSS Financial Aid PROFILE, we calculate both your expected family contribution and demonstrated need. Your financial aid award will be based on Davidson's full annual costs (tuition, room, board, books and personal costs) and a calculated contribution from you and your family.
Davidson's Annual Cost of Attendance
– Expected Family Contribution
– Outside Resources (if any)
= Financial Eligibility
Our financial aid experts are happy to work with you to develop a financial aid package that will make Davidson affordable for you.