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A high quality liberal arts college that is also affordable.

A quality liberal arts education at a private college can be affordable. At Earlham, we recognize for many families cost is a key factor when evaluating colleges. We are fortunate to address these concerns from a position of fiscal strength. We have a healthy endowment and a strong network of alumni and friends who believe in the value of an Earlham education. These factors benefit our current students, and those considering a future at Earlham.

More than 95 percent of Earlham students receive some form of financial assistance.

When combined with federal and state grants, as well as outside scholarships, Earlham can be just as affordable as a public university. See for yourself. The graph below shows the average aid award, including loans, our entering students receive based on total adjusted income per household.

Adjusted Gross Income Total Aid
$0 - $50,000  $56,450
$50,001 - $75,000  $52,850
$75,001 - $100,000  $48,824
$100,001 - $125,000  $41,435
$125,001 - $150,000  $40,923
$150,001 - $175,000  $33,932
$175,001 - $200,000+  $32,539
— 2019-20 Financial Aid Data

Throughout this section, you can read about the various types of aid we offer, as well as links to outside sources of funding. Take time to use our Net Price Calculator to get a sense of how much aid you could be awarded, but understand that the final award is thoughtfully considered for each student individually.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact us personally.

Important FAFSA Deadlines

If you would like to apply for need-based financial aid you need to complete a FAFSA as early as October 1. For more detailed information please, visit “Applying for Aid.”

Key Dates:

October 1 - March 1
Suggested deadline for all incoming students.

April 15
Final deadline for Indiana residents in order to be considered for state aid.

October 1 - June 1
Deadline for all returning students who are not Indiana residents.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.