Last update August 2013

Note: Please see our top colleges, liberal arts and top public universities sections for current information on a much broader range of financial aid statistics!

The following table summarizes the financial aid policies at the 8 Ivy League member schools

School Est. Annual Cost* Est. Average Aid Package* % of Students Receiving Aid* Need-Blind Admissions**
Brown $55,016 $40,209 46% Y
Freshmen can begin work-study obligations on July 1 of the yearthey enroll. All aid to first-year students is in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans.
Columbia $59,355 $39,674 50% Y
Cornell $53,468 $40,942 50.4% Y
Estimated costs are for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Cornell is committed to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
A limited amount of financial aid is available for international students.
Approximately 47.4% of students in the Class of 2016 received a need-based aid or scholarship.
Dartmouth $57,998 $42,419 45.1% Y
Dartmouth is committed to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
State grants from New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont can be used at Dartmouth.
Harvard $51,206 $44,053 60% Y
Harvard is committed to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
Financial aid is available for international students.
All applicants are automatically considered for the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, which expands aid to middle- and lower-income families. Families with annual income below $60,000 are not expected to contribute to educational costs. Families with income between $60,000 and $150,000 are expected to pay zero to ten percent. Families with annual income over $150,000 are expected to pay proportionally more.
Princeton $53,250 $39,700 60% Y
Estimated costs are for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Need-blind admissions apply to international students.
Princeton adopted a ‘no loan’ policy in 2001 that commits the University to meeting admitted students’ demonstrated financial aid entirely through scholarships, grants, and work-study awards.
Univ. of Pennsylvania $58,812 $41,135 N/A Y
Estimated costs are for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The University of Pennsylvania is committed to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
Need-blind admissions apply to citizens and permanent residents of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. A limited amount of need-based aid is available for other international students.
Yale $55,300 $41,320 55% Y
Yale is committed to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need.
Need-blind admissions apply to international students.
Families with annual income of $65,000 or less are not expected to contribute to educational costs.
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