David Cremins with arms outstretched and face turned to the sunny Argentinian sky

Keeping the Middlebury experience affordable to gifted scholars, artists, athletes, and student leaders—regardless of their financial circumstances—depends on a robust financial-aid program. And it depends on donors like you.

Creating Opportunity

Through your gift, you enable Middlebury to maintain its need-blind admissions policy for domestic students, attract top students and scholars, and become more reflective and inclusive of today’s and tomorrow’s student body, which will enrich our entire community.

Ensuring Access: 2024 vs. 2014

52% Students receiving aid
42+ States represented
54 Countries represented
10% International students
27% U.S. students of color
13% First generation to attend college
37% Students receiving aid
42+ States represented
36 Countries represented
10% International students
19% U.S. students of color
6% First generation to attend college

Maintaining Affordability

100% need-based aid
100% demonstrated need met
52% students receiving aid
$75248 max awarded in grants
$51998 average grant

Why Financial Aid Matters—In Their Words

Zoe Garcia, wearing a short-sleeved plum button-up shirt, with hands on hips & loose shoulder-length curly hair

Opening the World

I’m a first-generation college student, and in high school I didn’t know if college would even be an option. Now I can feel myself growing and changing. My mom has noticed it, too. She says I seem more decisive and much less hesitant to do things normally out of my comfort zone. I’m studying Spanish and Russian, and I hope to work at the United Nations one day.

Zoe Garcia ’22
Homestead, Florida
International and Global Studies Major

Eliza Broughton '22 dressed warmly for winter with a green knit cap and Middlebury coat

Creating Opportunities

When I first came to Middlebury I was homesick and worried about leaving the only home I had ever known. Yet all of the experiences I have had since arriving here have made Middlebury my home. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities the college has provided for me thus far and for everything that will come in the future.

Eliza Broughton ’22
Blue Hill, Maine