Scholarships & Financial Aid

Quality Education. Affordable Cost.

A nationally ranked, private liberal arts education can be within reach at Hillsdale College. We’re proud to be recognized as a “Best Value,” and to cost significantly less than our competitors, all without accepting any government funds.

Nearly all Hillsdale College students benefit from privately-funded assistance, whether in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, or student employment. These opportunities are made possible by generous donors from around the country who believe in Hillsdale’s principled independence, and in the potential of Hillsdale graduates to make an impact in the world. We’ll personally tailor a package to meet your situation.


Institutional Independence

Independent, on Principle

As a matter of principle, Hillsdale doesn’t accept any federal or state subsidy to fund its operations, not even indirectly in the form of federal student aid. Instead, we provide for student aid with our own private funds.

As a result, you won’t have to complete the FAFSA as part of the process at Hillsdale; you’ll be invited to use our Confidential Family Financial Statement (CFFS), which many families find easier and less invasive.

Our independence allows us to maintain the integrity of our classical liberal arts curriculum, and to remain true to our founding mission of providing an education to “all persons who wish, irrespective of nationality, color, or sex.”

Need-Based Financial Aid

Affordable Cost

A Nationally-Recognized Education, for a Fraction of the Cost

It cost Hillsdale more than $76,000 to educate a student in the 2019-2020 academic year, with only a fraction of that cost being represented in billed tuition, room, board, and fees.

Hillsdale students benefit from generations of donors who have invested in the College to keep it affordable, knowing the payoff is in the good work of Hillsdale graduates around the country and around the world.

Tuition & Costs

Scholarship Opportunities

Generous Scholarships to Recognize Your Achievements

Hillsdale offers hundreds of privately funded scholarships to recognize the talents and achievements of our students, whether they excel in the classroom, athletic fields, or on the performance stage, or have distinguished themselves as leaders in their schools, churches, or communities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Here to Help

The counselors and staff of Hillsdale’s Financial Aid Office bring more than a hundred years of combined service to Hillsdale College students and families. Their experienced, friendly staff is happy to help with questions about financing your education.


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