Investing in private education is a substantial commitment. Support from alumni and our endowment provides funding that allows us to meet the need of entering students, beginning fall 2020, with a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study and a federal student loan.

Facts & figures about Sewanee's aid approach


Tuition & Fees

Each year, Sewanee invests more than $50 million of institutional resources through academic scholarships, need-based grants, tuition remissions, and institutional employment opportunities for undergraduate students. In August 2022, the average institutional funding received by first year students, through scholarships, need-based grants, tuition exchange or tuition remission is just over $32,000. 57 percent of the incoming class is eligible for need-based aid.


There is no separate application or separate deadline for scholarships prior to an admission decision. Applicants are evaluated for highest performance within the applicant pool using the Common Application. All scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress.

Need-Based Aid

Financial aid funds are always limited and need-based eligibility can shift from year to year. Priority consideration is given to on-time actionable aid applications.

Contact Information

The Office of Financial Aid is located in Fulford Hall on the second floor. Parking is available behind the building. Map & directions.

  • Beth A. Cragar, Associate Dean of Admission for Financial Aid
  • Denise Barry, Associate Director of Financial Aid
    Last Names L-R, Pell Grants, Vanderbilt Remissions and VA Educational Benefits
  • Heather Kleinfeld, Financial Aid Counselor
    Last Names F-K, Federal Work Study, Work Scholarship and Tuition Exchange 
  • Christy VanWinkle, Financial Aid Counselor
    Last Names S-Z, Federal Student/Parent Loans and Private Educational Loans
  • TBD, Financial Aid Counselor
    Last Names A-E, Tennessee State Programs
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Mailing Address & Contact

Office of Financial Aid
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
Phone: 931.598.1312
Fax: 931.598.3273