Each year, LendEDU uses data from the Peterson’s Undergraduate Financial Aid Database and the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to rank which four-year colleges and universities provide the most financial aid to their students. This year’s rankings are based on data that reflects the 2018-19 academic year.
Schools were ranked according to their average financial aid offerings for need-based financial aid (60% weight), non-need-based financial aid (34% weight), and financial aid for international students (6% weight).
Ursinus had a total score of 81.326 (the highest nationally was 90.348) after recording a need-based score of 89.986, a non-need-based score of 72.207, and an international score of 46.4.
For 2018-2019 Ursinus administered more than $65 million in financial aid—over $45 million in the form of scholarships and grants that do not have to repaid.
Prospective first-year students can apply for financial aid now by completing the FAFSA. The deadline to apply for financial aid is the same as our admission application deadlines:
November 1: Early Action
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.
The Office of Student Financial Services provides instruction and counseling on applying for need-based financial aid; determines eligibility for such funding; and offers guidance on financing the cost of an Ursinus education via private student and parent loans and payment plans.