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Financial Aid

Charter is committed to making sure that cost is not a barrier to an eating club experience.

We understand that despite the university’s generous financial aid, there are often unexpected costs to joining an eating club. To that end, Charter is proud to have a Membership Assistance Fund, which offers financial aid on an application basis to junior and senior members of the club.

The Process

Each summer, we invite all members to complete an application form for financial aid from Charter for the upcoming year. The questions are designed to help the graduate board get to know you and your needs better, and all applications are processed after the due date by the graduate board’s finance committee. Awards will depend on the size of the Membership Assistance Fund as well as the number of applicants, but in recent years the typical grant has been between $500 and $1000.


  • Average grant (2019-20): $720
  • Percentage of applicants receiving grant (2019-20): 100%
  • Percentage of members receiving grant (2019-20): 34%