Scholarships & Financial Aid

Sources of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Typically, financial aid packages are made up of aid from a variety of sources, and it's important to understand the differences. Merit-based aid is generally in the form of scholarships while need-based aid may be grants, loans and student work study. Agnes Scott offers both merit-based and need-based aid:
  • Scholarships are primarily merit-based and do not have to be repaid.
  • Grants are based on need and are awarded from institutions, states or the federal government and do not have to be repaid.
  • Loans typically originate with the federal government or private sources, are often low-interest and most require no repayment while the student is in school.
  • Other types of aid include work-study programs, tuition exchange programs, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and payment options.

Apply For Financial Aid

Applicants who submit by the Early Action II deadline are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. U.S. citizens should submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine full financial aid eligibility. We recommend submitting the FAFSA by your application deadline; however, our priority deadline for filing is January 15.

The Agnes Scott College FAFSA school code is 001542.