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Helpful Information

  • Complete the FAFSA online at beginning October 1
  • For students hoping to enter Earlham College for the first time for Fall Semester, the FAFSA must be submitted by March 1.
  • For Indiana State Grants (Indiana residents), the FAFSA must be submitted to the federal processor by April 10.
  • Carefully read the FAFSA instructions. This will help you avoid errors.
  • Both student and parent must obtain an FSA ID at to complete the FAFSA. Your FSA ID is a unique identifier and password that gives you access to the Federal Student Aid system, and allows you to sign documents electronically.
  • The FAFSA has a convenient option called the DRT – Data Retrieval Tool which enables you to pull information directly from your completed IRS tax return into the FAFSA. We strongly recommend using this tool. It not only saves you time and reduces potential errors, but may also keep the government from requesting additional documentation
  • Students whose parents are divorced or separated should carefully read the FAFSA instructions concerning who should complete the FAFSA. Generally, the parent with whom the student lived the most during the preceding 12 months should complete the FAFSA. If that parent has re-married, their spouse's information must also be reported on the FAFSA.
  • Contact Information:
    • FAFSA — 1-800-433-3243 —  FAFSA
    • Federal Student Aid — 1-800-557-7394 — FSA
    • Earlham College Financial Aid Office  — 765-983-1217 —
    • Earlham College Admissions Office — 765-983-1600, 1-800-EARLHAM (1-800-327-5426) —
    • Earlham College International Admissions — 765-983-1330 —
    • Earlham College Accounting Office — 765-983-1333 —
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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.