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Financial Aid and Costs

Investing in You

With a focus on both personal and professional growth, a Guilford College education is an investment with limitless returns.

The value of Guilford also extends to affordability. Whether you're new to college, transferring to Guilford, or applying as a graduate student, we want to give you an extraordinary college experience that's kind to your budget. To achieve this, our team of financial aid experts works closely with you to create an aid package that best meets your needs. From scholarships and grants to work-study and loans, you have great options at Guilford to keep your goals well within reach.

To learn more about Financial Literacy at Guilford College, click HERE.

Rise at Guilford

Summer 2023

Current high-school juniors are invited to Rise at Guilford in summer 2023! Live on campus, meet students from across the U.S., and explore the city of Greensboro. You'll also study international relations and entrepreneurship with Guilford professors and earn six college credits! The application is now open, and scholarships are available.

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The Guilford College Commitment

A Promise to You

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.

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Are You a Graduate Student?

Guilford College Graduate School

Guilford College is committed to making graduate education affordable and accessible for all students. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 or You can visit the Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage using the button below to learn more about Guilford's graduate school tuition rates and available financial aid.

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Tuition and Fees

As a new student coming into Guilford, you get the peace of mind knowing your tuition will remain the same for all four years. We also spell out every cost associated with your education so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

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Break It Down

From tuition and course fees to room and meal plans, here’s the break down of what it costs to attend Guilford.

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Calculate Your Costs

Use our net price calculator to get an estimate of your financial aid and out-of-pocket costs associated with attending Guilford.

File Today, Don't Delay!

FAFSA available Oct. 1

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.

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Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

You’re automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging from $15,000 to $27,000 annually when you apply for admission to Guilford.

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Apply for Aid

Whether you're a high school, transfer, graduate, international or returning student, it’s easy to apply for financial aid and need-based grants. Just follow our simple steps and deadlines. By the way, our FAFSA school code is 002931.

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Financial Aid Forms

Here are some forms you will need to fill out and return in order to secure your financial aid award.

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Meet the Team

Wondering who to contact with your Financial Aid questions? Meet our team members, each of whom are dedicated to helping you find ways to pay for college.

Gain the 4-1-0 Advantage

Four Years, 1 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 a financial plan with confidence.

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Commitment to Affordability

100 percent of Guilford’s full-time, first-year students who enrolled during fall 2022 received a scholarship.

$36,500 Financial Aid Average

Guilford is committed to giving you an exceptional education at an affordable price. In fall 2022, the average financial aid offer with all sources of aid (federal work study and federal loans included) was $36,500 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my tuition change if I add or drop courses?

Yes. Our Financial Aid counselors are available to answer any questions you may have before you add or drop a class.

If I withdraw from Guilford, will I get a refund?

Depending on when you withdraw, you may be eligible for a tuition refund. Contact the Office of the Registrar to learn more. In addition, contact the Office of Financial Aid to find out how withdrawing could affect your aid package.

When do I pay my tuition?

Fall semester tuition is due Aug. 15.

So what exactly am I paying for at Guilford?

Here's an explanation of all our fees.

  • Student Activity Fee is used to fund student organizations.
  • Orientation Fee is a one-time charge to help pay for Guilford orientation, alcohol education, meals and small group sessions.
  • Follett ACCESS Book Fee is a per semester fee to ensure your books are available to you by the first day of class.
  • Room and Board: Unmarried students under the age of 23 are required to live on campus and eat in our dining facilities. If you’re a local student, you can apply to live at home with your parents or guardians. Contact the Residential and Housing office to learn more.

More information about fees.

Contact Us

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Mikisha Davis

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
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Emily Heck '21

Financial Aid Counselor
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