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Costs, Aid & Awards

A great value at an affordable price

Tuition & Fees 

As a public university, William & Mary works hard to keep the cost of our exceptional education affordable, making us a perennially ranked Best Value. 

Need-based Financial Aid 

William & Mary's Financial Aid Office uses all available aid resources (grants, loans, and Federal Work-Study) to meet as much student need as possible and to reduce student debt. 

To apply for federal financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)In order to receive any additional financial aid students must complete the CSS ProfileThe Financial Aid Office provides detailed instructions on this application process. W&M has a long-standing commitment to meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need of in-state Virginia residents. Consideration for merit scholarships does not require the submission of either the FAFSA or CSS Profile.   

Merit-Based Awards 

The Office of Undergraduate Admission confers three merit-based awards: the 1693 Scholars Program, the William & Mary Scholars Award and the James Monroe Scholars Program. All applicants (both Early Decision and Regular Decision) are automatically considered for these merit scholarships. William & Mary Scholars and James Monroe Scholars recipients, as well as 1693 Scholar finalists, are notified in March of their senior year. 

Additional scholarships offered by William & Mary include varsity athletic recruitment scholarships through the Tribe Athletic Office, and the Sharpe Community Scholars Program for which any enrolling student can apply.