Financial Aid Office

Skidmore College
Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

Returning Students:  Please review the Skidmore Student System for your 2016-17 financial aid award details or the list of documents we still require in order to determine your eligibility.  We will continue to process financial aid applications on a rolling basis and send email notifications to students when the award details are available to review.

After being awarded aid for the upcoming year, there may be additional documents needed which will be listed on the Student System.



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A private college education involves a considerable financial commitment. While students and their families assume primary responsibility for their educational costs, the Financial Aid Office will work closely with students and their parents to develop financial aid packages and/or financing plans. Whether you have applied for financial aid or not, Skidmore can help in planning how best to meet your educational costs.

Nearly half of Skidmore's students receive some form of financial aid. Most of the financial assistance at Skidmore is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need and is provided through a student-aid "package" that usually includes a grant, a campus job, and a loan. Student aid funds come from a variety of sources, including Skidmore's own need-based grants and scholarships, as well as federal, state, and independent programs.

Especially if you are experiencing financial pressures stemming from the ongoing economic crisis, we encourage you to use the resources of the Financial Aid Office. We are available to assist you in person on a walk-in basis, or contact us for an appointment at 518-580-5750 and/or



2017-18 Financial Aid Applications

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the CSS PROFILE financial aid applications for the 2017-18 academic year will both be available October 1st 2016.  You may be aware that the FAFSA will be available a few months earlier than in past years.  Here is more information about the new FAFSA:

Please be aware that Skidmore’s filing deadlines are no earlier than in past years.  See the links below for specific dates and instructions.




 Important 2017-18 Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants

 Prospective Students- Class of 2021


Important 2016-17 Deadlines for Financial Aid Applicants

Class of 2020- Enrolled Students

Transfer Students

International Students

Returning Students - 2016/2017