Tuition Exchange / Tuition Benefit

W&L Employee Educational Grant Program - Dependents of Washington and Lee employees may be eligible for a W&L educational grant depending on the number of years of employment and the date of first employment. Please see the Treasurer's Office Educational Grant Program website for details.

Associated Colleges of the South Tuition Exchange - Washington and Lee employees who have children interested in attending one of the participating tuition exchange colleges may be interested in reviewing the ACS tuition exchange program. The tuition exchange program offers 100% of the host college's tuition and fees. In many cases, this assistance may be greater than the Washington and Lee tuition benefit. There is no charge for application for tuition exchange, however, participants must pay a $2,000 annual participation fee, which is matched by Washington and Lee.

To be eligible for tuition exchange, the parent must be eligible for the W&L tuition benefit. Please contact the Treasurer's Office if you wish to confirm your eligibility for this program.

The tuition exchange colleges are: Birmingham-Southern College, Centenary College, Centre College, Furman University, Hendrix College, Millsaps College, Morehouse College, Rhodes College, Rollins College, Southwestern University, Spelman College, Trinity University, University of Richmond, and Sewanee: University of the South.

Application process for the ACS Tuition Exchange program.
1.) Contact the Importing institution to confirm their deadlines and to establish communication.

2.) Complete the W&L ACS Letter of Intent. This document should be printed, completed, and sent either by campus mail or as an email attachment directly to Martha Rowsey in the W&L  Office of Financial Aid. Her email address is

3.) The W&L Office of Financial Aid will complete an ACS Certification Form for you and submit to the college indicated on your Letter of Intent.

4.) The W&L Office of Financial Aid will notify you once the Certification Form is submitted.

5.) The Importing Institution will review the form and approve or decline your application.

6.) Parents and students may wish to communicate with the ACS representative at the Importing Institution to verify that all aspects of their ACS application and admissions application are complete.

Please do not hesitate to contact Martha Rowsey or James Kaster in the Office of Financial Aid should you have any questions or concerns regarding the ACS program.