Sewanee has expanded our financial aid program to meet the full demonstrated need of all admitted first-time, first-year students who qualify for financial aid.

need-based financial aid

Sewanee meets 100% of demonstrated financial need of all admitted first-year first-time student. Admitted international students have their financial need met in the form of academic scholarships, grant aid, and/or a work-study stipend. International students that apply to Sewanee without applying for financial aid are ineligible for need-based aid after an admission decision is released or in future years. To guarantee fairness in awarding institutional funds, Sewanee considers two factors when determining how to allocate institutional need-based aid:

  1. A student must have need-based aid eligibility, computed on the basis of family financial information submitted from the CSS Profile and the Proof of Finances form.
  2. Priority consideration is given to students with a complete file by their admission deadline.
Admission Round Admission, CSS Profile, and Proof of Finances form Deadline
Early Decision I Nov. 16
Early Action Dec. 1
Early Decision II Jan. 15
Regular Decision Feb. 1
CSS Profile
  • We do not provide CSS Profile waivers.
  • Applicants from the countries of Benin, Cameroon, Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Nigeria, North Korea, Sudan, and Togo may email the ISFAA in lieu of the CSS Profile after they've received their Applicant Status Page login here.
  • It can take up to 10 business days for the CSS Profile to reflect on your Applicant Status Page. Please email us if it's been more than 10 business days from the day you submitted your CSS Profile.
  • For your personal security, we do not accept any financial documents via email. 
Proof of Finances Form
  • All international applicants, regardless of need-based aid eligibility, must submit the Proof of Finances form. Proof of finances are official documents that demonstrate a family's ability to pay for both billed and estimated costs. This form can be completed by logging into your Applicant Status Page and clicking this form on your checklist. 
  • Be prepared to upload an official letter or document verifying the total amount you have available for your education expenses. Please translate necessary portions of any of the below documents into English and US dollars. Examples of documentation are: 
    • Salary or earnings statement from each working guardian employer. These statements should be on the company's letterhead or official from the company indicating annual wages, bonuses, benefits, subsidies or perquisites and should indicate if the income is gross income (before taxes), in which case we need to know the taxes paid.
    • The Country's tax return.
    • Sponsorship letter from an organization on the organization's letterhead.

Please note: International students should budget approximately $5,000 of funding for their first year for books, health insurance, personal expenses, potential taxes, visa and SEVIS fees, travel, etc. The University does not cover costs beyond tuition, room, board, and university fees.


Academic Scholarships

All applicants are considered for all academic scholarships automatically, regardless if they apply for need-based aid or not. There is no separate application. 

Global Scholarships

Sewanee awards a limited number of Global Scholarships to admitted international applicants (non-US Citizens). Global Scholars are awarded the direct costs of tuition, room, board, and fees for four consecutive years of study at Sewanee. There is no separate application. 

Klein Family Scholarship

The Klein Family Scholarship was established in 2007 with gifts by and in memory of the late Ms. Linda Klein, who was of Hungarian descent, for deserving students from Hungary. This scholarship is awarded to one Hungarian citizen. The award covers the direct costs of tuition, room, board, and fees for four consecutive years of study at Sewanee. Applicants can submit the Klein essay on their Applicant Status Page. While applicants can apply under any admission round, their Common Application, supporting documents, and Klein Essay, must be submitted by January 9, 2021. Finalists for the Klein scholarship will be interviewed by the selection committee after January 9 and decisions will be out in late January.