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Scholarships and Financial Aid
Earlham offers merit scholarships, need-based grants and work awards to international students who meet certain requirements.
If you would like to be considered for a merit scholarship and a need-based grant, please complete the International Student Financial Aid Application. If you would like to be considered for only a merit scholarship, you may complete the Certification of Finances. We cannot evaluate an application without having received one of these documents.
While awards can cover up to full tuition, admission preference is given to students who have distinguished themselves academically and whose families have a significant ability to contribute to educational costs. It is important to note that the financial aid package offered at the time of admission is not increased in subsequent years (except for UWC students – see below). Students and their families are responsible for covering annual increases in tuition, fees, room and board as well as transportation, books, insurance and personal expenses.
Need-based grants are based on demonstrated financial need, academic accomplishments and personal qualities. These awards are renewable for each year of a student’s degree program at Earlham (for a maximum of eight semesters).
Merit scholarships are based on the student’s academic profile (cumulative grades, number and level of classes taken and test score results). These scholarships ranges from $2,500 to $20,000 and are awarded at the time of evaluation of the application to the College. The merit scholarship is renewable for each year of a student’s degree program at Earlham (for a maximum of eight semesters) if the student meets the GPA requirement. There is no separate application for the merit scholarship.
Davis United World College Scholars
Earlham is a proud member of the Davis UWC Scholars Program. Graduates of the United World College are eligible for special funding at Earlham College through the generosity of the Davis Foundation. Learn more
All international students are required to have health insurance due to the high cost of medical care in the U.S. Students must participate in the Earlham health insurance plan if they have no other coverage that is valid in the U.S. Earlham's current plan covers 80% (at facilities approved as "in network") or 60% (at facilities considered "out-of-network") of basic medical expenses up to $50,000 for each injury or sickness. There is an annual deductible of $100. The current fee for one full year is approximately $1,000. Eyeglasses and dental work are not covered by Earlham student insurance.
International students may receive an allotment called "Work Awards." Employment opportunities for international students in the U.S. are restricted by law. Students who receive a work award as part of their financial aid package may work a limited number of hours on campus. Currently, students can earn up to $2,320 per academic year if awarded the full work award as part of the financial aid package. The Immigration and Naturalization Service severely restricts international students from being employed off campus.
Contact International Admissions
Susan Hillmann de Castaneda
Director of International Recruitment
800-327-5426 (toll-free within the U.S. and Canada)