Financial Aid

If you are a current high school senior or parent of a high school senior and would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our staff members, please email

A Helping Hand

Approximately 99 percent of all Ursinus students receive some form of assistance. For 2020-2021 Ursinus administered over $71.5 million in financial aid— over $49.5 million in the form of institutional scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid. The funding for our institutional scholarships are partially underwritten by generous Ursinus alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations. Thousands of supporters are stepping up each year to help you afford Ursinus.

How to Apply

Prospective freshman can apply for need-based financial aid by completing the FAFSA starting on  October 1. Students can apply for admission prior to completing the FAFSA.  If you do not intend to apply for need-based financial aid, you do not need to complete a FAFSA and will only need to apply for admission to the college.

November 1 - Early Action (Extended to November 7)
December 1 - Early Decision 1
February 1 - Early Decision 2 and Regular Decision

Returning students must complete the FAFSA and submit all verification paperwork by April 1 each year. See the returning student financial aid checklist.


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Wednesday Dec 1st, 2021

Early Decision 1 Deadline

If Ursinus is your clear first choice, you can apply under the binding Early Decision plan (ED).

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