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Applying for Aid

Washington and Lee University provides both need-based and merit-based assistance to between 15 and 20 international students in each entering class. Awards range from several thousand dollars to the full annual cost of attendance. It should be understood, however, that admission to Washington and Lee does not guarantee financial assistance.

Applying for Merit-based Aid - All merit-based aid is awarded through the Johnson Scholarship program.

Applying for Need-based Aid -  The Financial Aid Office will collect information on the family's financial situation to make a determination regarding eligibility for need-based aid.

  • If your parents do not reside in the United States, the CSS Profile is the only application required to apply for need-based financial aid.
  • If your parents do reside in the United States, you should follow the same steps as United States citizens. Details can be found under Applying for Need-Based Aid and Deadlines and Dates.

International Need-Based Grants are provided for four years based on the evaluation of the initial first year financial aid application. The award increases dollar for dollar with any increase in W&L tuition. Recipients of an International Grant do not need to provide any additional documentation in subsequent years to continue receiving their award. The International Grant is guaranteed for four years but is not eligible for negotiation once a student accepts the offer of admission. International students who accept the offer of admission without grant are not eligible for grant in subsequent years. We suggest you email the Financial Aid Office for discussion of complex questions regarding financial assistance.