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Washington and Lee University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$54,612 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,425 tuition
$9,450 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$937 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$54,612 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$42,425 tuition
$9,450 on campus room & board
$1,800 books
$937 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,261 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
66% of students receive aid
11% get federal aid ($6,191 avg)
14% get state aid ($2,487 avg)
54% get institn'l aid ($38,261 avg)
27% get loans ($5,658 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.71% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $36,055 60%
Federal Grant Aid $6,191 11%
Pell Grants $3,612 11%
Other Federal Grants $3,508 8%
Institution Grant Aid $38,261 54%
State Grant Aid $2,487 14%
Student Loans $5,658 27%
Federal Loans $4,990 26%
Other Loans $11,240 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Washington and Lee University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
204 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450-2116
(540) 458-8400
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,515
Out of State $1,515


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Puh from Lexington, VA
  • Nov-26-2014 I am a past student here

    It's one of the most expensive schools in America, but without the recognition of the other schools everywhere in America outside of the South. I'm from the Silicon Valley for crying out loud, and nobody knows about W&L.

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  • 4
  • Maryland
  • Jun-30-2013 I am a current student here

    W&L is a top ranked school- and employers know that. Almost every department could be considered one of the best in the nation, and the career opportunities that follow students- particularly business majors- are unheard of. There are also a wide variety of opportunities for students in the sciences, including the prestigious Richmond Term, where W&L alumni doctors host students in their practices for a month, and a wide variety of research labs that are easy to get involved in. However, if you're hoping to go to grad school, you can expect great recs, but don't hope for much help otherwise. The career counseling office is a little lacking, and most of the opportunities are thanks to the very supportive and successful alumns.

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  • 3
  • Ashley from San Clemente, CA
  • Apr-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Overly priced to the extreme, but if you can afford it or get financial aid, do it. All colleges are overpriced anyway.

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  • 4
  • Sommer from MT Pleasant, SC
  • Jun-25-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's a pricey school, but if you work hard (and apply for the Johnson Scholarship) it can be affordable. Hopefully it will pay out after graduation.

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