Scholarships and Aid

Scholarships and Aid 

Our mission is to make a W&L education affordable for all admitted students. All applicants including domestic, international and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply for:

  • Our merit scholarships, including our Johnson Scholarship, which awards at least full-tuition, room and board
  • Our university need-based grants
  • Additional aid in the forms of student employment, federal grants, and veterans benefits.

At W&L, our financial aid evaluation is not just a set of numbers plugged into a formula. We review each application and treat each family according to its circumstances. Washington and Lee University meets 100 percent of your demonstrated need entirely through scholarship, grants, and student employment.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Merit Application Deadline
December 1 Johnson Scholarship
To be considered for any form of merit scholarships, students must complete the Common App for admission and the Johnson Scholarship supplement
Need-Based Grant Deadlines
December 1 Early Decision I Applicants
January 15 Early Decision II Applicants
February 15 Regular Decision Applicants
Award Notification Dates
December 13 Early Decision I
February 1 Early Decision II
April 1 Regular Decision

Award Stories

At first glance, a private college education may seem out of reach. We encourage you to look closer.