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.
In order to be considered for need-based financial assistance, students must submit both the FAFSA (Goucher code 002073) and the CSS Profile (Goucher code 5257). If you have questions or need assistance with your need-based financial aid application, please contact the Office of Financial Aid which will be happy to help you.