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The Guilford College Commitment

"I have heard from many students and parents that they were surprised to see just how affordable Guilford College is after our generous financial aid programs are awarded. We are committed to giving students the educational opportunity they deserve at an affordable price."

Charlene Bedillion
Guilford College Director of Financial Aid

Investing in Your Future

At Guilford College, we firmly believe in empowering students through accessible and affordable education. Our steadfast commitment is reflected in the substantial investments we make to ensure each student can unlock their academic potential.

Our commitment to the Class of 2023 is manifested through a generous investment of $12.5 million in scholarships and grant aid for our first-year students. This significant undertaking underscores our dedication to fostering an environment where financial constraints are minimized, and educational aspirations are prioritized.

At Guilford College, we invest in more than just education; we invest in possibilities, in futures, and most importantly, in our students. For any queries or assistance, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at (336) 316-2354.

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The 4-1-0 Advantage

Four Years, One Tuition, No Worries: That's right, your tuition will never increase at Guilford. So you can focus on learning, not finances, and you can build your financial plan with confidence.

File Today, Don't Delay!

Guilford uses the FAFSA to help award scholarships, grants, and work study opportunities. Did you know that 100% of Guilford students who file the FAFSA receive additional aid? File now to maximize your rewards at Include Guilford’s school code of 002931.

Why Choose Guilford College?

  • You're looking for a small, liberal arts college in the South with an impressive academic reputation and a history of success.
  • You expect personal attention from engaging professors who want to know you on a first-name basis.
  • You need access to internships, study abroad, and research opportunities that will help you achieve your career and graduate school goals.
  • And you want a beautiful, historic campus that offers exciting community events and fresh, comfortable living spaces.

You'll find all of this and more at Guilford College. And Guilford will help you pay for it.

Start your Guilford College application today.

Just the FAQs

Who qualifies for the Guilford College Commitment?

You qualify as a first-time applicant.

How do you apply for financial aid?

There’s no separate application. Just apply to Guilford through the Guilford College application, the Common App, or through CFNC if you live in North Carolina.

Do you have to submit test scores to receive an offer?

Never! Guilford College is 100 percent test optional, so no SAT or ACT scores are ever required to qualify for financial aid. Plus, it’s always free to apply to Guilford.

How do you maintain your offer?

You must remain enrolled as a full-time student at Guilford College in good academic and conduct standing.

How long is your Housing Grant available?

The Housing Grant is renewable in future years as long as you remain living on campus.

What will your financial aid offer look like in years 2, 3, and 4?

Your Guilford College financial aid remains the same for all four years (eight semesters). And you will graduate in four years — you’ll have a team of advisers helping you every step of the way.

What about your remaining balance?

Federal aid, state aid, and outside scholarships will be applied, and the Guilford College Office of Financial Aid is always here to support you and your family’s decision-making.

Learn More

Contact the Office of Financial Aid with your questions.

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