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|
Our No-Loan Commitment
The W&L Promise
Merit & Need-Based
Veterans and Yellow Ribbon
Award StoriesAt first glance, a private college education may seem out of reach. We encourage you to look closer.
Alvin Thomas ’14 Johnson Scholar
For Alvin, winning a prestigious, full-tuition Johnson Scholarship was “extremely liberating” because it lifted the financial burden and allowed him to take full advantage of W&L’s opportunities. At W&L, Alvin majored in engineering and minored in poverty studies. After graduating, he focused on global disease epidemiology while pursuing a master’s in public health at Johns Hopkins. Now Alvin is pursuing a doctorate at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Elizabeth Elium ’15 Need Based Grant
Elizabeth was awarded a need-based, no-loan package that covered her full cost of tuition. A geology major at W&L, Elizabeth earned a master’s degree at Oklahoma State and now works as a geologist in Dallas, Texas. “My financial aid award allowed me to be focused on school without constantly having to worry about loans or worry about my parents’ financial situation.”
Lenny Enkhbold ’17 Questbridge
A native of Mongolia, Lenny majored in computer science and German, with a minor in philosophy. Lenny combined his love of the outdoors with W&L’s extensive alumni network to land a job as United States Engagement Coordinator for the Swedish outdoor brand Klättermusen, whose CEO is a W&L alum.