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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.



Student Debt Relief

Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan-forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible, the borrower's annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If  the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data — or if you don’t know if  the U.S. Department of Education has your income data — the administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.

Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.

If you would like to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.


The Guilford College Commitment

A Promise to You


Guilford College is committed to giving every first-time, undergraduate applicant generous institutional aid. Offers start at $15,000 per year and go up to $27,000 per year or more, depending on your academic success. Yes — Guilford promises every new student at least $15,000 a year in financial aid — and even more if you show us you're a leader and an achiever.

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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 financialaid@guilford.edu. 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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You're Invited to Open House

10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1


It's a great time to visit campus, and the Office of Admission is excited to introduce you to life as a Guilfordian. You'll take a tour, meet with students, faculty, and staff, and enjoy a farm-fresh meal in the Dining Hall. Go, Quakers!

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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 FAFSA.gov. 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

mdavis13@guilford.edu

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Representing students with last names beginning L-Z
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Emily Heck '20

hecke@guilford.edu

Financial Aid Counselor
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