An affordable, private college education that’s competitive with public school tuition.

Paying for college can feel a bit overwhelming. At Elms, we make the financial aid process completely transparent and, best of all, user-friendly. Don’t know what the FAFSA is? Our experienced staff will break it down for you. Curious about the difference between a scholarship and a loan? Allow us to demonstrate.

Whether you’re a first generation student blazing a new path for your family, or a legacy student following in the footsteps of a relative, we will find the right financial aid offer to make your time here a healthy return on investment.

On average 97% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. 

Scholarships

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Elms awarded $13 million in scholarships and grants in 2018-2019.

Financial Stability

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The college received over $1.6 million in private grants in 2018-2019. Our campus continues to flourish, which means you can, too.

Superb Value

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Elms was ranked #28 among best regional universities in the north (College Consensus 2018-2019).


Contact Us

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Send us an email at finaid@elms.edu or give us a call at 413-265-2249. If you’re on campus, stop by our office in Berchmans Hall Room 133.

FAFSA

Applying for financial aid is simple. It all starts with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Remember our school code is 002140.

Already Accepted?

Check the status of your financial aid using ElmsConnect.


Military and Veteran Benefits

If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more.

Photo of Gregory Tayetto '18, a graduate of the MBA in management program
Photo of Gregory Tayetto '18, a graduate of the MBA in management program

Military and Veteran Benefits

If you are a veteran, active duty service member, or dependent of either, you may be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more.

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Transfer to Elms and Discover Your Purpose

We offer merit scholarships of up to $17,000 for traditional full-time undergraduate students transferring to Elms. Make our campus your new home and discover a community like no other.

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Transfer to Elms and Discover Your Purpose

We offer merit scholarships of up to $17,000 for traditional full-time undergraduate students transferring to Elms. Make our campus your new home and discover a community like no other.

Accelerated Nursing Scholarships

This award can range from $8,000 to $10,000 per academic year for students with exceptional academic records.

Photo of students in the accelerated second degree in nursing program, helping patients in Jamaica

Photo of students in the accelerated second degree in nursing program, helping patients in Jamaica

Accelerated Nursing Scholarships

This award can range from $8,000 to $10,000 per academic year for students with exceptional academic records.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships

Traditional full-time undergraduate students transferring to Elms are eligible for a renewable $2,000 scholarship if they are members of Phi Theta Kappa.


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarships

Traditional full-time undergraduate students transferring to Elms are eligible for a renewable $2,000 scholarship if they are members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Urban Scholarship

Students attending Springfield, Chicopee, or Holyoke public schools in Massachusetts are eligible for this scholarship. Incoming traditional first-year students are automatically considered when they submit their application.


Urban Scholarship

Students attending Springfield, Chicopee, or Holyoke public schools in Massachusetts are eligible for this scholarship. Incoming traditional first-year students are automatically considered when they submit their application.

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Catholic School Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students attending a Catholic high school anywhere in the country. Incoming traditional first-year students are automatically considered when they submit their application.


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Catholic School Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students attending a Catholic high school anywhere in the country. Incoming traditional first-year students are automatically considered when they submit their application.


Elms STEM Scholarship

The Elms College Elms Stem program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, provides scholarships and programming to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College. Learn More >

STEM scholorship

STEM scholorship

STEM Scholarship

The Elms College Elms Stem program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, provides scholarships and programming to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College. 
Learn More >


CARES Act Funding for Current Students

Elms College has signed and returned the Certification and Agreement and has and will continue to use the applicable amounts of funds designated under the CRRSAA and ARP(a)(1) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The College will receive $3,122,210 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. In any one semester, the college has approximately 1,200 students who are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under these programs.

To Apply for Aid

The College received $649,068 in Emergency Financial Aid to distribute to students on April 22, 2020. For information on how to apply, please refer to the communication sent out by the President on April 24, 2020. 

UPDATE: On January 19, 2021 the College received an additional $649,068 in Emergency Financial Aid to distribute to students. Applications may be submitted in the same manner as previous funding. Additionally, the College will award a block grant to students identified as having the greatest need using the student’s estimated financial contribution (EFC).

UPDATE: On May 13, 2021 the College received an additional 1,824,074 in Emergency Financial Aid to distribute to students. Applications may be submitted in the same manner as previous funding. Additionally, the College will award a block grant to students identified as having the greatest need using the student’s estimated financial contribution (EFC).

All aid will be awarded based on the greatest demonstrated need using the student’s estimated financial contribution (EFC).

Quarterly Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) and (a)(2) Institutional Portion


As of 9/30/2022 – 1,257 students have received $3,027,690 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants
As of 6/30/2022 – 1,254 students have received $3,010,477 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Reporting for Quarter Ending 9/30/2022
9/30/2022 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 6/30/2022
6/30/2022 Report
6/30/2022 Amended report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 3/31/2022
3/31/2022 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 12/31/2021      
12/31/2021 Amended Report
12/31/2021 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 9/30/2021
9/31/2021 Amended Report
9/30/2021 Report

6/30/2021 Amended Report
6/30/2021 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 6/30/2021

Reporting for Quarter Ending 3/31/2021

3/31/2021 Amended Report
3/31/2021 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 12/31/2020      

12/31/2020 Amended Report
12/31/2020 Report

Reporting for Quarter Ending 9/30/2020

9/30/2020 Amended Report
9/30/2020 Report

Please contact the Business Office by email businessoffice@elms.edu or call at 413-265-2207 if you have any questions about this form.

Quarterly Reporting for HEERF I, II, and III (a)(1) and (a)(2) STUDENT Portion

Number of Students and amounts granted for emergency financial aid grants

As of 3/31/2022 – 1,243 students have received $2,904,636 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 12/31/2021 – 1,238 students have received $2,653,330 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 9/30/2021 – 949 students have received $1,341,287 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 6/30/2021 – 939 students have received $1,283,611 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 3/31/2021 – 662 students have received $943,071 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 12/31/2020 – 431 students have received $637,225 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 9/30/2020 – 430 students have received $635,225 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

As of 6/30/2020 – 426 students have received $631,725 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants.