At Goucher, we care about ensuring that the cost of your education does not become a life-long burden; that's why the awarding of financial aid is not a one size fits all process. Many factors play a role in how Goucher chooses to distribute aid and the Admissions and Financial Aid staff at Goucher College carefully evaluate each admitted student when determining their offer of financial aid. Some components of the financial aid award, including merit scholarships, are determined primarily by academic criteria, including GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Other components of an award, including federal financial aid assistance in the form of direct loans, federal grants and federal work study, are based on demonstrated financial need, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

To be considered for financial aid, we recommend that you submit the FAFSA (Goucher code 002073) for federal and state aid consideration and the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile (Goucher code 5257) for institutional aid consideration. Please note that if a student only wishes to be considered for federal aid, they do not have to complete the CSS Profile.