Types of Aid
Financial aid is any assistance made available to a family to help them with educational costs. The primary forms of aid are scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Scholarships are awarded by the University and outside agencies based on a student's merit. Other forms of aid, such as grants, loans, and work-study, are generally awarded to a family based on their demonstrated financial need. Financial need is determined by calculating how much a family can contribute to education based on their income and assets.
University Scholarships and Grants
Washington and Lee awards both merit-based and need-based aid. All W&L merit scholarships are awarded through The Johnson Scholarship program. Washington and Lee University also provides generous need based grants to student's whose families demonstrate financial need. Eligibility for these grants is based on an assessment of the family's income and assets.
- The Johnson Scholarship
- Washington and Lee Grants
- The Questbridge Scholarship
- The W&L Promise
- Aid for International Students
Federal and State Grants
Students who qualify for federal and/or state grants can use those awards at Washington and Lee. The grants will be incorporated into the need-based package provided by W&L.
- Federal Grants
- State Grants - Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island award grants to residents of their states which can be used at Washington and Lee
While Washington and Lee does not award loans to meet instiutionally-determined need, any student who submits the FAFSA will be provided with information on his federal loan eligibility. Both student and parent federal loans can be used to cover the family contribution.
Washington and Lee offers a comprehensive student employment program which allows students to use funds earned from work to help meet their educational costs.
Other Types of Aid
Financial assistance is also available for students interested in study abroad and Army ROTC, as well as veterans and their dependents and children of Washington and Lee employees
Washington and Lee assists students in financing their legal education through University merit scholarships, educational loans from state, federal and private lenders, and participation in federally-sponsored work and loan programs (Title IV).