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.

More than 95% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. For traditional full-time undergraduate students, the average award offer is $34,000.

Generous 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 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), also available as an iOS or Android app. Remember our school code is 002140.

Already Accepted?

Check the status of your financial aid using ElmsConnect.


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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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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.

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Accelerated Nursing Scholarships

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


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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.