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All students eligible for the Pell grant will receive full-tuition scholarships to Antioch College.

We are a new kind of college. We find the reports about the inaccessibility of a college education and the heavy debt burden on the average family troubling. We are also disheartened to read reports that suggest nearly half of all college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. Though ours is a small community, we seek to fundamentally alter the ways in which we voice our commitments to students and families.

We are committed to educational access. We believe cost should not be a barrier to education. We guarantee full-tuition, last-dollar scholarships to all admitted students who are eligible for the Pell grant. Additionally, we will meet full-demonstrated financial need for all students, and will work aggressively to identify merit and need-based scholarships for students in all income levels.

We are a college of action. At Antioch College, students own their education, learn experientially, and act for justice. Antioch provides a platform from which students launch themselves down paths of self-directed study and engage topics through a range of academic disciplines and real-world experiences. Through our Cooperative Education program, students spend at least 20 percent of their undergraduate careers in compensated, full-time jobs locally, nationally, and internationally.

Antioch College Works is available to all qualifying first year and transfer students.

Antioch College does not discriminate in its admissions decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, or physical ability. Our admissions process is a holistic, need-blind assessment that takes into account each student’s academic preparation and potential, creativity, intellectual capacity, interest in the world and in what Antioch has to offer, and their desire to contribute to their communities, the nation, or the world in a meaningful way.


Students receive scholarships


Enrolling students eligible for Pell over the last three years

Program components

  • Scholarships. Every student who is eligible for the Pell Grant will receive enough institutional aid after Pell to cover full-tuition costs. Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need. Depending on the students’ family income and estimated family contribution as determined on the FAFSA, the college will also provide grants to cover housing.
  • Campus and Community-based Work: Every incoming student will be guaranteed an on-campus or community-based job. Through our on-campus work program and community partnerships, Antioch provides students with meaningful, compensated roles in the operation of the college and local non-profit organizations.
  • International Experience: Each student will be offered the opportunity for at least one international experience in their third or fourth year, with a fellowship for travel and living expenses if needed.
  • Launch Placement: Our Cooperative Education program will find meaningful, compensated placement for students who aren’t enrolled in graduate school or employed after earning their bachelor’s degree.


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Average financial aid award for students entering in fall 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions


[1]  Who qualifies for full-tuition scholarships under the Antioch College Works program?

Beginning in fall 2020, every new and returning student who qualifies for the Federal Pell Grant will receive full-tuition, last dollar scholarships. Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree. To determine your eligibility for Pell, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form (remember to use the Antioch College School Code: 042443).

The Antioch College Works program guarantees institutional financial aid will cover all tuition and fees after any federal, state, and outside scholarships and grants are applied. Scholarships are guaranteed for up to four years of attendance as long as recipients maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.For admissions criteria and more on financial aid, visit, call 937-319-6082 or write

[2] What if I’m not eligible for the Pell grant?

Antioch College does all it can to provide every student with the maximum need- and merit-based aid for which they are qualified regardless of their eligibility for the Pell grant. Merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000. With merit scholarships and need-based grants, institutional financial aid may exceed $30,000. We encourage you to visit our Net Price Calculator, which provides you with an estimate of your expected family contribution based on your family size and adjusted gross income.

For additional information about financial aid, contact the Office of Admission & Financial aid at 937-319-6082 or write to Matt Dec, the director of financial aid, at

[3] What about room and board costs?

Students are responsible for the cost of the meal plan. Depending on the student’s family income and estimated family contribution as determined on the FAFSA, the college may provide grants to cover room costs. 

[4] Are there any conditions attached to these scholarships?

Yes. While the Antioch Works Program is Antioch’s commitment to students and their families, it’s also an invitation to students to be full, active participants in the life of the college and the Yellow Springs community.

Academic Requirements: All recipients of institutional and federal financial aid are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for financial aid (maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 with a course completion rate of at least 67 percent). Refer to the Curriculum Catalog for the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

On-Campus Housing Requirement: Community involvement is a vital part of the Antioch College experience. All students are expected to live on campus all four years. Students may submit a petition to live off campus to the Dean of Students if they meet the criteria listed below:

Students who are over 23 years of age
Students who are in a long-term domestic partnership
Students who are married
Students with dependent children
Students with special needs that are documented by off-campus health profession
Other extraordinary circumstances that warrant an alternative living situation.

Questions about on-campus housing exemptions may be directed to or directly to Susan Lee, dean of students, at

Student Employment Requirement: Students receiving full-tuition support are expected to work either on campus or in the community as Miller Fellows during their study quarters. The average pay is $10/hour at 10 hours a week.


[1] How do I find a campus or community-based job? 

Immediately following the start of the fall quarter, Antioch College holds an on-campus job fair. Student employment opportunities are also posted online. Students hold part-time positions in almost every campus division, including: Antioch Farm, Antioch Kitchens, Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Antioch Review literary journal, Antioch Kitchens, and Antioch College Community Government. Additionally, Antioch students are employed at non-profit organizations in the village of Yellow Springs as part of the Student Miller Fellowship Program, which is funded through an endowment held at the Yellow Springs Community Foundation.

[2] How much do student workers earn?

On average, student workers earn $10/hour for 10 hours a week during study terms.

[3] Do I have to work to keep my scholarship?

Scholarship recipients are expected to be actively engaged in campus and community life while enrolled at Antioch College. Barring any special circumstances — which may include physical or mental health concerns or recommendations from the Dean of Students or Student Success Services Coordinator — students are expected to work on campus or in the community.


[1] Is international travel mandatory?

International travel is not a mandatory aspect of the Antioch College experience. Because second-language acquisition and cross-cultural engagement are such important components of the Antioch College curriculum, many students adding a language or global/transnational engagement focus to their degree generally complete an international immersion. Additionally, some students pursue opportunities for field research, service projects, engagement in international symposia and other opportunities in countries around the globe.

[2] If I choose to travel abroad as part of my Antioch College experience, how much is the travel fellowship?

Fellowships range from several hundred dollars to $5,000 depending on the nature of the experience, the student’s need, the destination, the length of time a student may be abroad, and the type of engagement (for example, is the travel part of the students Cooperative Education experience?).

[3] How can the college cover these costs?

Antioch College is grateful to have the support of alumni and friends. Student travel grants come from a number of sources including, but not limited to, the Lloyd Family Co-op Fellowship Program, the Leo and Pearl Guzik Student Fellowship Program, the Manuela Dobos Fellowship Fund for International Experiential Learning, and the Donald Young Co-op Travel Fund..

For more information, on grants for international student travel, contact Brooke Blackmon Bryan, Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education; Associate Professor of Writing, Aesthetics & Digital Studies at 937-319-0099 or


[1] What is the Launch Co-op?

More than 80 percent of Antioch College students enter graduate school or the workforce within six months of graduation.

The Launch Co-op is designed to “launch” you into your professional life, either in an entry-level job, research position, or further preparation for graduate school. In most instances, graduating students will work with an advisor to secure positions at which compensation is an hourly wage or annual salary. Some employers, however, may prefer to offer room, board, and a stipend. 

For more information, contact Brooke Blackmon Bryan, Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education; Associate Professor of Writing, Aesthetics & Digital Studies at 937-319-0099 or

[2] How do I qualify?

To participate in the Launch Co-op, students must graduate in good standing and must fully participate in their grad school and/or job search. This includes researching graduate programs in which they wish to enroll or actively applying for post-baccalaureate employment. Through its Cooperative Education program, the College will work with you to find a placement.

[3] What kinds of placements are available?

Depending on your academic and professional goals, you may be placed in a number of settings, including opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally with organizations that are committed to employing Antioch College students through Co-op.