Types of Financial Aid

Harcum students have several options for financial aid.

Scholarships and grants are available. These may be based on academic merit, financial need, or both. These awards are considered "gift aid" and do not need to be repaid by the student. 

Student loans are a form of financial aid that requires repayment of the funds received, usually with interest. Some loans may be in either the student's or the parent's name.

Alternative loans are offered by banks or lending institutions to help students and parents bridge the gap between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These are private supplemental loans that are NOT guaranteed by the federal government.

Student Employment is funding that a student earns with a job, typically on campus. As part of their financial aid award, students receive funds through the Federal Work-Study Program.