At Sewanee we understand that an investment in private higher education is a substantial one for most families. Support from alumni and the University's endowment enables us to provide students with scholarships, grants, and other financial aid programs in an attempt to keep cost from being the primary factor in your decision-making process.

Facts & figures about Sewanee's aid approach


Tuition & Fees

Last year, Sewanee invested more than $33 million of institutional resources through academic scholarships, need-based grants, tuition remissions, and institutional employment opportunities for undergraduate students. 87 percent of undergraduates receive institutional, federal, or state gift funding in 2017-2018. In August 2017, 91% of entering freshman will receive funding from Sewanee in the form of scholarships, need-based grants, tuition exchange or tuition remission. Their average gift aid was $24,835. 55% of the incoming class is eligible for need-based aid.


There is no separate application or separate deadline for scholarships. Applicants are evaluated for highest performance within the applicant pool using the Common Application. Applicants using Spring Transfer, Early Decision I & II, Early Action, Regular Decision, and Fall Transfer admission programs are considered for scholarships. All scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress.

Need-Based Aid

Financial aid funds are always limited. To guarantee fairness in awarding institutional funds, Sewanee combines three factors when determining how to allocate institutional need-based aid:

Contact Information

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

Financial Aid Staff
Beth A. Cragar, Associate Dean of Admission for Financial Aid
C. Denise Barry, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Heather M. Lunsford, Financial Aid Counselor 
Carla J. Tipps, Financial Aid Counselor
Tricia L. Swider, Financial Aid Coordinator

Phone: 931.598.1312
Fax: 931.598.3273

Mailing Address:

Office of Financial Aid
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000