December 08, 2022

In Quotes

Perspectives on student aid during PA’s 15th consecutive year of need-blind admission

Andover welcomed its 15th consecutive need-blind class this fall—a feat that continues to place PA in the vanguard.

“Receiving the news of my financial aid was very overwhelming. My family and I felt immensely grateful—without the kindness and altruism of Andover donors, I would not have this incredible educational opportunity. Need-blind admission and financial aid opened doors for me that would have remained inaccessible otherwise.”

Sara ’23, Bratislava, Slovakia

“The blending of ideas and perspectives in every classroom boosts intellectual engagement, self-motivation, innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving for all students. Having students represent different socioeconomic groups, political persuasions, religious affiliations, and cultural backgrounds enhances the richness of each student’s learning experience every day.”

Raj Mundra P’18, ’20, Interim Deputy Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs

“While need-blind admission can benefit families who require financial support to afford Phillips Academy, it also shows full-pay families that their students are here because of their talents and promise too, not simply because they can pay tuition. Our need-blind policy gives Andover a competitive edge over so many of its peers—and makes our community as vibrant as possible.”

Heidi Jamieson P’12, Director of Financial Aid

Originally printed in The Vista: Views from the Knowledge & Goodness Campaign, fall 2022.

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