Office of Financial Aid


The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to assist students and their families in accessing a premier private liberal arts education. You’ll find our financial aid professionals are ready to help you and your family manage your investment in education. Scripps College offers a financial aid program that includes grants and scholarships, student employment, and loans.

How do I apply?

For more information about financial aid deadlines and getting started, please select your enrollment period and population from the following groups:

Students Applying for aid for the 2017-2018 academic year

Please visit your My Financial Aid portal to view your awards and check too see what requirements are still outstanding. Contact the Financial Aid Office directly by phone, email, or in-person for more information about your financial aid package for 2017-2018

Students Applying for aid for the 2018-2019 academic year

Students Applying for Admission as First Year Students;

Students Applying for Admission as Transfer Students;

Students Applying for Admission as International Students;

Returning Students Applying as Renewal Applicants; or,

Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program students

Disbursing Your Aid For Spring 2018

On December 11th, the Student Accounts Office will begin sending first billing statements for the Spring 2018 semester.  If your financial aid award has been finalized and you are packaged with a Scripps College Grant or Scholarship, we will automatically disburse your Scripps College Grants and/or Scripps College Scholarships to your student account.  In order to credit your Scripps College Grants and Scholarships to your student account, you must have already completed and submitted all required documents. When you receive your bill for Spring 2018, you should see these awards as credits on your student account.

For the Spring 2018 semester, the scheduled disbursement date for federal and state aid is Monday, January 8, 2018. If you have been awarded:

  • Federal Pell Grant,
  • Federal SEOG Grant,
  • Cal Grant A or B, or
  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized or Parent PLUS Loans)

These should credit those funds to your student account on January 8, 2018.

Because we cannot disburse federal and state aid until January 8th, the sum of those accepted awards will display as “Expected Aid/Loans” in the Calculation of Amount Due section on the bottom of your first bill.


Check Your Documents:  To ensure that all of your aid credits to you student account on time, visit your My Financial Aid Portal and click on the Documents Tab. Please make sure that you have submitted all required documents.

First-time borrowers of Federal Direct Loans must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Direct Loan Entrance Counseling before we can disburse your loan.  If you have not already done so, you can complete both of these items by logging into, using your FSA ID and password. If you are borrowing a Scripps College Loan or a Federal Perkins Loan, don’t forget to submit the required paperwork directly to our office.

Accept Your Awards:  Also, while in your My Financial Aid Portal, click on the Accept Awards Tab to accept or decline all the awards. If you have declined an award, we will not attempt to disburse it to your account. If you wish to borrow a loan for an amount less than the amount included in your package, you can specify the amount you wish to borrow there.

My Financial Aid Portal

My Financial Aid is a student portal on the Scripps College Financial Aid website that allows you to view your financial aid information and status whenever you need. In order to use this system, you must be an admitted student and have a financial aid record already established at Scripps College.

Visit My Financial Aid now.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool for FAFSA

One of the newest tools to the FAFSA is the ability for financial aid applicants and their families to automatically transfer family income and tax data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The online FAFSA will help you through the process, which requires your FSA ID or Username and password confirmation that you want to transfer your tax data. For frequently asked questions, please click here.

Net Price Calculator

Scripps College has implemented a Net Price Calculator (NPC) to help students and their families make a more informed decision about college by providing an early estimate of financial aid eligibility and what they might have to pay. While the NPC results are not final or guarantees of financial aid, they do provide an estimate of out-of-pocket expenses. The calculator’s results are intended to help families make sound, informed education choices.

College Board also provides the Net Price Calculator Tip Sheet: A Guide for Students and Families, if you’d like to download it.