Scholarships & Grants

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.


2024-2025 scholarships

Merit Aid

At W&J, we believe in recognizing and rewarding students' excellence in academic achievements by offering merit-based scholarships. The Office of Admission takes a holistic approach when evaluating a student for a merit award. Academic performance, curriculum, class rank (if available), standardized test scores (unless the student elects our score optional policy), and co-curricular involvement are all considered. W&J offers four tiers of merit awards: the W&J Thrive Scholarship, the Howard J. Burnett Presidential Scholarship, the W&J Scholars Award, and the Dean's Award.

Annual scholarship amounts are divided equally over the fall and spring semesters and can be used to lower the overall college costs. W&J's merit awards are available for eight semesters provided the recipient maintains full-time enrollment status, remains in a degree-seeking program, abides by the regulations governing college life, makes Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and meets GPA requirements for his/her respective award. The GPA requirements are reviewed at the end of every spring term for the upcoming academic year.

International Students

While international students are not eligible for merit, all admitted international students will receive an international grant valued at $17,000.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

We encourage students to also apply for External Scholarships & Awards and utilize our Financial Aid Resources, as helpful affordability tools. Please notify the Office of Financial Aid at, should you be notified of any outside awards you obtain.


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What's Next?

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