Summary of Pledges: Eligibility Guidelines and Basic Provisions (2009-10)

 

Pledges Covering Entire Cost of Attendance

Institution Maximum Family Income  Role of Loans in Covering Calculated Need*
Amherst College No Income Limit No Loans
 Bowdoin College  No Income Limit  No Loans
Brown University  $100,000 / No Income Limit  No Loans/ Loan Limits
 California Institute of Technology  $60,000  No Loans
 Claremont McKenna College  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Colby College  No Income Limit  No Loans
 College of William and Mary $40,000† No Loans
 Columbia University  $50,000  No Loans
 Connecticut College  $50,000 / $75,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Cornell University  $75,000 / $120,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Dartmouth College**  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Davidson College  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Duke University  $40,000 / No Income Limit  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Emory University  $50,000 / $100,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Georgia Institute of Technology $33,300†  No Loans
 Grinnell College  No Income Limit  Loan Limits
 Harvard University  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Haverford College  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Indiana University, Bloomington  185% of Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans
 Lafayette College  $50,000 / $100,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Lehigh College  $50,000 / $75,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology  $75,000 / No Income Limit  No Loans / Loan Limits
Middlebury College  No Income Limit  Loan Limits
 North Carolina State University  150% of Federal Poverty Level‡  Loan Limits
 Northwestern University  EFC Less than 20% of COA / No Income Limit  No Loan / Loan Limits
 Oberlin College  Pell Eligible  No Loans
 Pomona College  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Princeton University  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Rice University  $80,000 / No Income Limit  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Stanford University  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Swarthmore University  No Income Limit  No Loans
 Tufts University  $40,000  No Loans
 University of California System  No Income Limit†  Loan Limits
 University of Chicago  $60,000 / $75,000  No Loans / Loan Limits
 University of Florida  $40,000†  No Loans
 University of Maryland,
College Park

 EFC of 0 by Federal Methodology / 
No Income Limit 

 No Loans / Loan Limits
 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor  EFC of 0 by Federal Methodology†  No Loans
 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  200% of Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans
 University of Pennsylvania  No Income Limit  No Loans
 University of Virginia

 200% of Federal Poverty Level‡ /
 No Income Limit

 No Loans/ Loan Limits
 Vanderbilt University  No Income Limit  No Loans

Vassar College

 $60,000  No Loans

Washington University, St. Louis

 $60,000 No Loans 
 Wellesley College  $60,000 / No Income Limit  No Loans / Loan Limits
 Wesleyan University  $40,000  No Loans
 Williams College‡‡  No Income Limit  No Loans
Yale University No Income Limit No Loans

 Pledges Covering Partial Cost of Attendance

Institution Maximum Family Income Role of Loans in Covering Calculated Need*  Expenses Not Covered
 Appalachian State  Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans Transportation, Personal, Books, and Supplies
 Arizona State University  $25,000†  No Loans Transportation and Personal 
 Michigan State University  Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans  Transportation and Personal
 University of Arizona  $42,400  No Loans Transportation and Personal 
 University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign  Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans  Transportation and Personal
 University of Louisville  150% of Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans  Transportation and Personal
 University of Richmond $40,000  No Loans  Transportation, Personal, Books, and Supplies
 University of Tennesee  150% of Federal Poverty Level‡  No Loans  Transportation, Personal, Books, and Supplies

 

* All of the institutions listed require some student contribution of earnings from academic year work, usually a federal work-study job or summer work. Also, some families may need to borrow to cover any expected family contribution (EFC), even if the institution does not include loans in the financial aid package.

† In-state students only

** Starting with incoming freshmen in 2011-12, Dartmouth College will re-introduce loans of $2,500 to $5,500 per year for students with family incomes above $75,000. See "Dartmouth Board of Trustees approves measures to close $100 million budget gap."

‡‡ Starting with incoming freshmen in 2011-12, Williams College will re-introduce loans at modest levels for students with incomes above a certain threshold. The loan and income limits are still to be determined. See "College retracts no-loans policy in latest budget cuts."



‡ 2008 HHS Poverty Guidelines
 Person in Family or Household  48 Contiguous States  Alaska Hawaii 
 1  $10,400  $13,000  $11,960
 2  $14,000  $17,500  $16,100
 3  $17,600  $22,000  $20,240
 4  $21,200  $26,500  $24,380
 5  $24,800  $31,000  $28,520
 6  $28,400  $35,500  $32,660
 7  $32,000  $40,000  $36,800
 8  $35,600  $44,500  $40,940
 For each additional person, add   $3,600  $4,500  $4,140

 

 

4/7/10