Financial Aid

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As a public university, William & Mary works hard to keep the cost of our exceptional education affordable, and we commit our resources to need-based aid.

If you have what it takes to be a W&M student, the Financial Aid Office will use all available aid sources to help meet as much of your need as possible.  Through a combination of financial aid options - including grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study - we will make every effort to keep your loan debt as low as possible. 

We typically meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for in-state students, and through the William & Mary Promise, implemented in 2013, we reduced loans and increased grants for entering Virginians.  Qualifying out-of-state students may receive up to 25% of their full cost of attendance in grant aid.

All returning students need to complete the FAFSA every year.  Our federal school code is 003705.  Freshman and transfer applicants must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for federal financial aid.  Freshman and transfer applicants also must complete the CSS Profile (code number 5115) in order to receive any additional financial aid.  Please note that consideration for merit scholarships does not require the submission of either the FAFSA or CSS Profile.

If you are a new or current student and need assistance in applying for your loans, we suggest that you start at our Loan Application page.

If you are planning to use financial aid to pay for summer school, you must complete the Summer Financial Aid Application (pdf) no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of your program.   Summer 2016 eligibility will be based on your 2015-16 FAFSA. 

Learn how to apply for aid as an entering freshman, a continuing student or a graduate student. And check out these helpful links: