Types of Aid

Financial aid is any assistance made available to a family to help them with educational costs. The primary forms of aid for international students 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. In order for W&L to determine your need, you must submit a need-based financial aid application.

Johnson Scholarship - All Washington and Lee University merit scholarships are awarded through the Johnson Scholarship program. Selection for these awards in based on achievement in the classroom, leadership potential, and accomplishments in extracurricular endeavors.

Washington and Lee Grant: Washington and Lee provides generous need-based grants to students whose families demonstrate financial need. Eligibility for these grants is based on an assessment of the family's income and assets. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Washington and Lee Loan:  A loan program available to international students to help meet the family's contribution to the student's education. This form of aid needs to be repaid to Washington and Lee University.

Work-study: Students use funds earned through campus employment to help meet their educational costs.