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Current Students

Returning students receiving need-based grant assistance must re-apply each year.  Please do not start your financial aid application until your 2013 federal tax returns are complete.

Eligibility for any federally funded need-based grant, federal student and/or parent loan, or federal work study requires the submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) FAFSA applications should be submitted by June 1, 2014 to ensure adequate time to process federal aid. You are not required to submit the institutional need-based application to receive federal aid.

The application for institutionally funded need-based grant (and the W&L Promise) consists of all the documents listed below including the FAFSA. The application must be submitted by the Financial Aid Application deadline if you wish to be considered for institutionally funded need-based grant or the W&L Promise.

January 1, 2014

The FAFSA becomes available online for completion.  The FAFSA is the only application required for federal financial aid awards.

June 1, 2013
All application materials for the institutional need-based grant application must be received by the Financial Aid Office.

  • CSS Profile for both custodial and non-custodial parents.  Complete at least two weeks prior to the deadline.
  • 2013 federal tax returns including all schedules, W-2s, 1099s, etc for parents and students
  • 2013 federal tax returns for businesses including all schedules, K1, worksheets, etc, if applicable

Please note we do not accept application materials via fax or email.  Please mail to W&L Financial Aid Office, 204 West Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450.  You can also submit documents via electronic upload.

Late June  
Financial aid award letters will be available via the web at Aid Status Online as applications are completed.  Students who submit their applications after the deadlines will receive their award letters later in the summer.