Christendom College recently launched the Scholarship Price Match Program (SPMP), a new means of making its time-tested, Catholic liberal arts education more affordable for students interested in attending Christendom. Designed to match the bottom line cost to attend another institution of higher learning, the SPMP helps remove other colleges’ academic scholarship and aid offers as an obstacle to attendance, helping students keep Christendom as their first choice for college.
“We understand that many families are struggling to financially afford to attend the college of their choice. To this end, we want to make sure that students who are committed to Christendom do not feel the need to attend their second or third choice schools because of their financial bottom line,” says vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden, who will be working individually with all of the families interested in taking advantage of this unique program.
While Christendom offers competitive merit-based and need-based financial assistance to its students, the SPMP gives students another means of assistance in attending the college.
The announcement of the SPMP comes on the heels of the college’s admissions office opening the application window for the fall of 2017 on September 1. The SPMP is intended for those new, incoming students, who meet the proper criteria.
After nearly doubling the size of its campus over the past year to 200 gorgeous acres, and with plans to open the new residence hall which will house up to 96 females in 2017 and a recently renovated St. Lawrence Commons and kitchen, the college is in a great position to bring in its largest class in its history in the fall of 2017.
The admissions office reports that it has seen a 20% growth in applications over the past two years, drawing in a higher percentage of male applicants and enrollees, increasing its selectivity by lowering the acceptance rate, while maintaining an average SAT score of around 1800 for this new incoming class.
Interested students must be accepted to Christendom for the fall of 2017, complete the SPMP application, and submit the financial aid award letter or academic scholarship offer from a private 4-year Catholic college or university. The SPMP committee may make exceptions and allow applicants to submit information from select public or private non-Catholic schools on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on the SPMP and to download the application, please visit christendom.edu.