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 Profile. The 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.
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.