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How Do We Stack Up? A Comparative Look at Haverford’s Financial Aid

The class of 2018 is indeed lucky. It is grandfathered in under Haverford’s old,  need-blind policy. Need-blind means that a prospective applicant’s financial means don’t have a bearing on admissions decisions. Haverford is now need-aware. As of 2015, the Huffington Post listed 41 need-blind colleges. In that same year, Haverford’s bond rating was downgraded by Mo ...
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Admin Responds to Community Concerns About College Finances, Need-Aware Admissions at Student Forum

Part one of this piece, a detailed summary of the presentation given by the administration and the models they presented, can be found here. The first real day of finals usually finds students camped out in Magill or downing coffee at the Coop, but on Monday night, approximately seventy students could be found in the DC at a public forum on Haverford’s financial situatio ...
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Admin Previews Presentation to the Board on College’s Financial Situation at Student Forum

Part two of this piece, which details student concerns brought up during the forum and the administration's responses, can be found here.  At this Friday’s Board of Manager’s meeting, the administration will present their findings on Haverford’s finances and models they have developed to address the College’s ongoing financial deficits. In a public forum held last ...
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Why We Need Need-Blind

Our Quaker heritage is often brought up to show how different we are from other academic institutions, both in our mission and our quotidian goings on. I believe in the core of my being that Haverford is a unique, special and wonderful place. The focus on community is a large part of what makes Haverford so special. This community is made up of the brightest and kindest pe ...
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Students React Unfavorably to Administration Proposal on Need-Aware Admissions

Additional reporting by Ben Horwitz '17. Last week at a public forum on Haverford’s finances, President Kim Benston announced the College may end its need-blind admissions policy in response to the ongoing operations deficits. The student body has not reacted favorably to this statement, expressing  fears about a decrease in socioeconomic diversity and what such a chang ...
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Haverford Considers Ending Need-Blind Admissions in Wake of Financial Deficits

At just under $500 million, Haverford’s endowment is approximately a quarter the size of rival Swarthmore’s and about 60% of Bryn Mawr’s. It is often a point of pride among students that Haverford is able to remain competitive with these institutions despite its lesser resources, but unbeknownst to many, Haverford has also been running an operating deficit for the la ...