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.

Support for Veterans

The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fees. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program allows colleges and universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed that amount.