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Chief of Staff
Office of the President
Haverford will meet the full demonstrated need of all admitted students who are determined to be eligible according to the College's formula and procedures.
We are committed to minimizing student debt. Students with family income below $60,000 per year will not have a loan expectation included in their financial aid package; loan expectations for incomes above this threshold remain low, ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 each year.
The Haverford Student Loan Debt Relief Fund, an innovative program to help students who do graduate from Haverford with debt, provides funds to young alumni who are employed in jobs of high social value with low remuneration or who are in transition at some point following graduation.
The John P. Chesick Scholars program is a four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for talented students with recognized potential.
Fifteen exceptional students from either underrepresented, first in their family to attend college, or under-resourced backgrounds will receive a unique opportunity to explore intellectual life, pursue research projects and develop intensive one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors within a supportive community of scholars.
The Chesick Scholars program begins with participation in an intensive pre-freshman interdisciplinary summer residential program that offers credit-bearing college courses designed to hone the skills and cultivate strategies necessary to flourish in Haverford’s rigorous college environment.
Haverford also offers a pre-orientation program for first-generation students, Horizons, designed to welcome and prepare students and their families for the higher education environment.
Since all aid is need-based and we meet full need, aid is distributed to students based solely on need without the students having to meet the requirement of specific endowed scholarship funds like grade point average, ethnicity, participation in certain activities, etc. Aid packages include grants, work study, and, for those families with an income greater than 60,000, a small annual loan expectation between 1,500 and 3,000. Families with less than 60,000 of income will not have loans included in their financial aid package.
Haverford visits high schools across the country, including those in low-income areas, and works closely with a number of CBOs to reach high-performing students who may not have heard of Haverford. Haverford also works with the QuestBridge College Match Program, which, in a manner similar to the medical school residency match system, connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors with admission and full scholarships to highly selective colleges and universities, including Haverford.
While the College’s commitment to low-income and first-generation students finds deepest expression in our financial aid policy of meeting the full demonstrated need for all students, there are often needs that are felt in the regular flow of a student’s life which fall outside the parameters of overall financial aid awards. Our LIFTFAR (Low-Income-And-First-in-Their-Family-Assistance-and-Resources) Program aims to help fill these gaps for things like living expenditures, athletic gear, travel, internships, emergency medical expenses, and more.
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