A Commitment to Need-Based Financial Aid

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.

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions which practice need-blind admissions and provide need-based financial aid.

Who Can Apply?

Financial Aid Stats


of our students receive some form of financial aid (includes loans and private outside scholarships)


of our students receive need-based scholarship aid from the college


of our graduating seniors borrow to help finance their college experience

Any family who feels they may need help paying for a Pomona education is welcome to apply for aid. If admitted, applicants can be confident that their full financial need as determined by Pomona's aid office will be met.

How Our Financial Aid Works

  • Our financial aid package for each student is comprised of grants, scholarships, and a small work stipend. While loans are available, Pomona does not use loans to meet a student's financial need. 
  • We determine need through a careful review of each family's financial circumstances. We also take into account special circumstances, and use fair and individual judgment in determining aid awards.
  • You're not required to take a loan to meet the cost of attending Pomona. Still, you might want to consider loans to help finance your family's contribution.

Navigate Our Website

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your prospective financial aid eligibility at Pomona. The Net Price Calculator is not an official offer of financial aid nor an application for financial aid, but rather a tool for estimating your eligibility.

How to Apply for Aid

Learn the steps and get the documents and links you need to apply for financial aid.

Application Materials and Deadlines

Know the deadlines for submitting your financial aid documents.

Understanding Financial Aid

Review this year's policies and procedures for enrolled students.

Financial Aid Portal

Current, admitted, and matriculated students can log in to access their financial aid information.