Financial Aid

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At Hartwick, we’re committed to making a superior education affordable for you and your family.

A Hartwick College education means deep learning across disciplines. It means personal interaction with expert faculty on our vibrant campus and in the field all over the world. Simply put, a Hartwick education changes lives.

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.

Last year Hartwick awarded more than $60 million in comprehensive financial aid to 95% of its students. What this means for you is that resources are available:

  • Hartwick offers $32 million in College scholarships and grants each year
  • There is no additional application for Hartwick scholarships
  • Applying for financial aid is easier than you think

The vast majority of Hartwick students receive one or more types of financial aid to help pay for college. 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.

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.

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