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Washington and Lee University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,557 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,570 tuition
$10,250 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$937 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$56,557 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,570 tuition
$10,250 on campus room & board
$1,800 books and supplies
$937 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$39,638 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
63% of students receive aid
10% get federal aid ($5,344 avg)
14% get state aid ($2,573 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($39,638 avg)
24% get loans ($7,854 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.29% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.29% 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 $37,469 54%
Federal Grant Aid $5,344 10%
Pell Grants $3,748 10%
Other Federal Grants $2,172 8%
Institution Grant Aid $39,638 49%
State Grant Aid $2,573 14%
Student Loans $7,854 24%
Federal Loans $5,772 22%
Other Loans $14,054 4%

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 $1,556
Out of State $1,556


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 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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