Financial Aid & Affordability

2024-25 FAFSA

Notice: Due to changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the resulting delays at the U.S. Department of Education, the FAFSA form launched on December 31, 2023. The federal government is currently indicating vital information to prepare financial aid award letters will be sent to colleges sometime in March. These delays will result in corresponding delays in W&J’s awarding process. The financial aid team is prepared to expedite financial aid packages once all information is available. Thank you for your continued patience.

Making it


Simplified Pricing

Washington & Jefferson College has revised and reduced its published tuition price beginning Fall 2023 to more clearly reflect the actual amount our students pay for tuition.













Graduate from W&J

But can I afford W&J College?

Yes, a W&J education is affordable. Through our generous merit scholarships, institutional grants, and other financial aid, you will reach an attainable bottom line. We will explain how, below.

Click here to get an estimated aid offer. Financial aid offers will be delivered after W&J receives your FAFSA results.

Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ensures that W&J can provide you with our best financial aid offer possible. We will invest in you, so you can invest in yourself.

Discover many ways to reduce your costs with scholarships from W&J and other providers.

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 6-7 PM/EST, learn more about the changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA and more during our webinar. Register for it at the button below: 


Total Tuition, Housing, Food, and Fees



Thanks to the generosity of W&J alumni and other donors, W&J offers a range of merit scholarships including our signature W&J Thrive Scholarship which starts at $17,000 a year, as well as the Presidential, Scholars, and Dean's scholarships.


Institutional Grants

W&J and its generous donors offer a number of W&J College Grants to eligible full-time students, including our Visit Grant, Out-of-State Grant, and to those who demonstrate need for financial assistance.


State & Federal Grants

State and federal grant programs are also available for students who demonstrate need for financial assistance. Complete the FAFSA to see if you are eligible.



Students should expect to take out some loans to finance their education. But, W&J is a national leader when comparing its low student loan default rate. What this means is you can take comfort knowing that the overwhelming majority of W&J graduates begin high-quality careers right out of school and are able to afford paying back their student loans. We are also a top performer in the U.S. on social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Outside Scholarships

Available scholarships from vetted external organizations are posted to our External Scholarships page.


Work Study

On average 40% of students participate in a federal or W&J work study program in which they not only are awarded a financial stipend, but also skills for the future.


What you pay

Average annual net cost of attendance


"W&J is willing to give you the time and money to make sure your future is here."

- Jakerra Lance '22
History and Computing & Information Studies Double Major

Estimate Your College Cost

Use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial package and your expected contribution. The calculator provides an estimate of the cost of attendance using financial aid and merit award data from the previous year and the information you provide. You will need to provide this information:

  • SAT scores for critical reading and math or ACT composite score, if available
  • high school rank-in-class, if known
  • high school GPA
  • parent federal tax information
  • student federal tax information
  • the value of all family assets in cash, savings, checking, and investment accounts

Estimates are only estimates and are subject to differences in financial aid and merit awards from year to year and changes in the information you provide. Your actual cost may be more or less than the estimate.

Grants and Scholarships

Institutional, state, and federal grants and a number of scholarships can help offset the cost of attending W&J College. Nearly every student receives financial aid from W&J College, and much of that aid is a gift, not a loan, so you're not required to pay it back. Because we believe in what we offer at W&J College and we believe in the students we admit, we reward merit and locate opportunities for you to receive financial assistance to meet your educational goals.

Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid begins the process of determining your eligibility for aid and identifying programs for which you are eligible. There's no cost to apply for financial aid. Once you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we can work with you to begin to explore your options for paying for college.

Financial Aid by the Numbers


Reduction in tuition from
Fall 2022 to Fall 2023


Percent of financial aid
awarded as "gift aid" - meaning
no repayment is required.


National student loan default
rate, compared to the national
average of near 10%.

Meet Our Team

Jeffrey DeRubbo, MA

Director of Financial Aid

Adam Manno

Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid

Kathryn Plump, MA

Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Loan Officer

Contact Information:





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