Commitment to Access Program

Through our Commitment to Access Program (CAP), Allegheny College will cover 100% of tuition for Pennsylvania students from families earning a total income of $50,000 or less. 

Since our founding more than two centuries ago, we have opened doors of educational opportunity. CAP extends that legacy to new generations of Allegheny Gators — and their promising futures. We know the cost of college can be overwhelming for many families, and we are committed to making Allegheny accessible to all Pennsylvania students.

CAP is open to new first-year and new transfer students starting at Allegheny in fall 2023, as well as current students for the 2023–24 academic year. The program is renewable for up to four years, as long as income and asset guidelines continue to be met and students remain in good academic standing at the College. 

How to Apply

Students from families meeting the eligibility criteria will be automatically considered for CAP. 


CAP is open to students from Pennsylvania whose families earn a total income of $50,000 or less per year (as shown on their FAFSA) and are enrolled for the first time as full-time, degree seeking students
at Allegheny in Fall 2023 pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Students who are not eligible to file a FAFSA and who graduated from a high school in Pennsylvania are able to apply for this program by submitting a Federal Student Aid Estimator. Students’ admission applications and their FAFSA (including Pennsylvania state grant application) are due by February 15 to be eligible.


100% of tuition for four years (eight semesters) is covered through federal, state, and Allegheny awards. The Allegheny funding is supported by generous alumni and friends of the College.

More Info

Returning students must resubmit the FAFSA by May 1 each year to determine continued eligibility.