Access and Affordability

Haverford is committed to admitting students who will most benefit from and contribute to this unique community of scholars and citizens, regardless of their ability to pay. Our financial aid program must meet these three objectives:

  1. Our financial aid program should support our mission of admitting the best students to Haverford, regardless of ability to pay, and making a Haverford education accessible and affordable to those students.
  2. Our program should minimize, to the extent we can afford to do so, Haverford students’ debt at graduation and be comparable to that of students at peer institutions.
  3. Our program should be financially sustainable given our resources, current obligations, strategic objectives, and in light of foreseeable economic conditions.

Over the coming years, we will monitor the effects of our 2014 decision to reintroduce limited loans and consider alternate measures that could help us meet our objectives, for example the possible addition of a loan forgiveness program.