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Financial Aid

We invest in you—with $20K average annual cost, Hartwick College is among the most affordable top tier colleges on the East Coast.

At Hartwick a financial aid counselor will tailor a plan that best fits your family’s needs and we're excited for our students! The average mid-career pay for Hartwick graduates is $120K.

Bryan Gross

VP for Enrollment Management

More than $60 million in comprehensive financial aid to 95% of students

  • Applying for financial aid is easier than you think.
  • There is no additional application for Hartwick scholarships.
  • The vast majority of Hartwick students receive one or more types of financial aid.
  • Financial aid is awarded based on academic merit and/or financial need, and is awarded in three forms: Grants and scholarships, which do not have to be repaid; Work-Study, which provides aid in the form of campus jobs; Loans, which have to be repaid.
Hartwick College Class of 2027 Photo in Frisbee Field

FAFSA Changes for 2024-2025

All you need to know about changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Hartwick College code for FAFSA is 002729

Learn What's Changed

We're Here to Help!

Getting through the maze of financial aid and how to afford college may seem overwhelming. At each step in the process, Hartwick’s Financial Aid Team is ready to help you, advise you, and make sure a transformational Hartwick education is within your reach.

607-431-4130
finaid@hartwick.edu

Brian G. Birch

Director of Financial Aid
607-431-4101

Diane R. Thompson

Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid
607-431-4158

Joel Roman

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
607-431-4131

Veterans Benefits

Hartwick College is proud to deliver a life-changing education to those who have served our nation in the armed forces and their families.

Hartwick participates in the GI Bill and provisions of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, touted as the greatest investment in veterans since World War II.

Small classes, close interaction with and personal attention from faculty, a friendly and caring community, and more than 30 courses of study from which to choose make Hartwick a perfect fit.

Once an eligible student is admitted to the College, Hartwick certifies the student’s enrollment, as well as Hartwick’s participation in the GI Bill to the VA.

Brian Birch
Director of Financial Aid
607-431-4130

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

Bresee Hall, 2nd Floor
Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
P.O. Box 4020
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020
607-431-4130
Fax: 607-431-4006
finaid@hartwick.edu

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Hartwick Funding

CARES ACT FUNDING

Hartwick College has received $635,892 in federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. These emergency financial aid grants will be distributed to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.

Based upon federal guidelines there are 973 students at Hartwick College who qualify to participate in this grant program under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are therefore eligible to receive these grants. Eligible students were asked to submit information regarding their additional expenses incurred. The application process ended on May 14, 2020. A scoring rubric was used to determine the amount of each grant based on the student’s responses.

As of May 26, 2020 Hartwick College has awarded $635,892 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 308 eligible students who have requested funds. As payments were issued to students, they were instructed that the funds are for the additional costs they have incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY AND REPORTING PURPOSES ON MAY 26, JUNE 26, and JULY 26, 2020.

CRRSAA FUNDING

Hartwick College has received $635,892 in federal funding under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Act for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. These emergency financial aid grants will be distributed to students for expenses related to any component of student’s cost of attendance and/or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental) and child care.

Based upon federal guidelines there are 1548 students at Hartwick College who qualify to participate in this grant program. Eligible students were asked to submit information regarding their expenses related to any component of their cost of attendance or other coronavirus expenses incurred. The application process ended on March 21, 2021. A scoring rubric was used to determine the amount of each grant based on the student’s responses.

As of April 9, 2021, Hartwick College has awarded $635,892 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 432 eligible students who have requested funds.

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY AND REPORTING PURPOSES ON JUNE 19, 2021.

ARP FUNDING

Hartwick College has received $1,700,499 in federal funding under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. These emergency financial aid grants will be distributed to students for expenses related to any component of student’s cost of attendance and/or emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental) and child care.

As of December 31, 2021 Hartwick College has awarded $1,690,296 of ARP Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN REVIEWED FOR ACCURACY AND REPORTING PURPOSES ON April 21, 2023.

HEERF Reports:

Q2 ’22
Q1 ’22
Q4 ’21
Q3 ’21
Q2 ’21 – No Activity to Report
Q1 ’21 – No Activity to Report
Q4 ’20