Types of Aid

Types of Aid

W&L offers both merit scholarships and need-based aid. Merit scholarships are awarded by the university for academic and other achievements. Need-based aid is awarded to each student based on the submission of a completed W&L financial aid application.


W&L offers a number of merit-based awards to high achieving students including the prestigious Johnson Scholarship. The Johnson Scholarship is a four-year award that covers tuition, room and board that is awarded to high-achieving first-year students. 

Need-Based Aid

Need-based grants are awarded based on the demonstrated financial need assessed through a financial aid application. A complete financial aid application consists of the CSS Profile, FAFSA and taxes. Eligibility is based on an assessment of the family’s income and assets.


Need and Merit-Based
W&L partners with QuestBridge, a national non-profit organization, to assist low-income, high-achieving students with college applications. QuestBridge connects students with admission and scholarships to W&L and 40 other partner colleges and universities.