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Washington and Lee University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,447 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,280 tuition
$11,380 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$987 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,447 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$47,280 tuition
$11,380 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$987 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$41,494 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
60% of students receive aid
6% get federal aid ($5,695 avg)
13% get state aid ($3,134 avg)
48% get institn'l aid ($41,494 avg)
24% get loans ($5,897 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.74% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.74% 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 $38,483 54%
Federal Grant Aid $5,695 6%
Pell Grants $4,038 6%
Other Federal Grants $2,017 5%
Institution Grant Aid $41,494 48%
State Grant Aid $3,134 13%
Student Loans $5,897 24%
Federal Loans $5,132 23%
Other Loans $8,638 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 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 $1,689
Out of State $1,689


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Jared from Jackson, WI
  • Mar-10-2017 I am a current student here

    W&L has a fantastic financial aid program, meeting all demonstrated need of accepted applicants. The Johnson Scholars program is also an excellent way that W&L awards highly-achieving students. In short, this school makes a way for students to get here despite financial shortcomings, and provides the same world-class courses and community.

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  • 4
  • Female from New Jersey
  • Jan-18-2017 I am a current student here

    Definitely a pricey school but there is financial aid and merit aid available. The alumni network provides a great resource for finding internships and jobs. Do not let the price tag keep you from applying!

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-17-2017 I am a current student here

    Yes, W&L is expensive; however, not only do you have an enormous amount of merit scholarships and financial aid available, but you also know that being here is worth every penny. The education you get here is amazing at both academic and personal level.

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