The fact is, most Randolph-Macon students have a variety of financial aid options helping them to cover expenses. Over 95% of our students earn either academic scholarships or need-based grants and low-interest loans (or both!) to defray tuition costs. TAG grants help Virginia residents regardless of other aid, and campus jobs are available to any student. Many of these financial resources are outright gifts that don't have to be repaid.
Applying for aid has never been easier. All students who apply for admission are considered for an academic award. Students can apply for need-based aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can learn all the details of how to apply for need-based aid, as well as the different kinds of scholarships, grants, loans, and other financing options by visiting our Scholarships and Aid page.
Another cost benefit is delivered by our small size and engaged learning environment: 95% of our students complete their degrees in four years or less because they can get in the courses they need to complete their majors. Students attending large universities often require a fifth year or longer to graduate, incurring the double cost of extra tuition and postponed job income or graduate school. This scenario means that many students actually end up paying less to attend Randolph-Macon.
So, look beyond the price tag, and it's easy to see that Randolph-Macon College is an investment that pays.
If Randolph-Macon College is your first-choice school, and a good fit for your needs, we'll do everything in our power to help you attend. Our goal is to make it possible for every student who wants to go to Randolph-Macon College to become a Randolph-Macon College graduate.
For more information about our financial aid options, including facts and statistics, visit our Scholarship and Aid page. You can also read more about our quality and affordability in recent Richmond Times-Dispatch articles: