Financial Aid & Scholarships

At Washington & Jefferson College, we are committed to removing the financial obstacles with scholarships, grants, and financial assistance. Because together we thrive, we seek to understand your particular financial situation and explore all of your options for paying for college with you.

W&J Thrive Scholarship

Our highest merit scholarship is awarded to students committed to being academic leaders. Tell us how you lead today and how you want to lead in the future.

Financial Aid by the Numbers


The average institutional aid
and scholarships for
incoming freshmen


Percent of students
who receive aid from
W&J College


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

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.

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.

Estimate College Cost

An overwhelming majority of our students receive financial aid. 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.

Meet Our Team

Bethany Iñesta Bowman, Director of Financial Aid

Bethany Iñesta Bowman

Director of Financial Aid

Kevin Totty

Interim Director of Financial Aid

Adam Manno

Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Student Employment Coordinator

Kathryn Plump

Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Loan Officer