Scholarships and Aid

Scholarships and Aid 

Our mission is to make a W&L education affordable for all admitted students. All First-Year applicants including domestic, international and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply for our merit scholarships and university need-based grants.

  • Washington and Lee University meets 100 percent of your demonstrated need entirely through scholarship, grants, and student employment.
  • Last year, more than half the entering class received a W&L grant or scholarship with an average award of more than $50,000.

At W&L, our financial aid evaluation is not just a set of numbers plugged into a formula. We review each application and treat each family according to its circumstances.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Merit Application Deadline
December 1 Johnson Scholarship
To be considered for any form of merit scholarships, students must complete the Common App for admission and the Johnson Scholarship supplement
Need-Based Grant Deadlines
December 1 Early Decision I Applicants
January 15 Early Decision II Applicants
February 15 Regular Decision Applicants
March 15 Transfer Applicants
Award Notification Dates
December 13 Early Decision I
February 1 Early Decision II
April 1 Regular Decision

Award Stories

At first glance, a private college education may seem out of reach. We encourage you to look closer.