A Commitment to Need-Based Financial Aid

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions committed to need-blind admissions and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of all students who enroll. 

Financial Aid Deadlines

  • Early Decision 1: November 15th
  • Early Decision 2: January 15th
  • Regular Decision: January 15th
  • Returning Students: January 15th
  • Graduate Fellowship Awards: April 14th
  • Returning student financial aid offers released to those students with a completed financial aid application: June 15th
MyinTuition: Quick College Cost Estimator

This tool asks six basic financial questions and gives you an early estimate of the amount your family will need to contribute for one year at Pomona.

The Basics

  • A student's financial need is determined after a careful review of each family's financial documents. We do our best to take into account each family's unique circumstances.
  • For eligible students, the Offer of Financial Aid is composed of grant aid and a modest student employment allotment. While loans are available, Pomona does not use loans to meet a student's financial need.

Summer Contribution Emergency Grant

  • During the 2020-2021 academic year the minimum student contribution will be replaced with a one-time emergency grant from Pomona College. Pomona will replace the minimum student contribution ($1,900-$2,200) with additional grant funding. This policy applies to all students, current and incoming, who receive financial aid and have a minimum student contribution. We understand that summer employment opportunities will not be readily available given the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and students often rely on this income to cover school expenses. This one-year policy is designed to support students during an extraordinary time. The Office of Financial Aid anticipates that a minimum expected student contribution will once again be in place for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond.