W&J Good Neighbor Program

Washington & Jefferson College is proud to provide a commitment of meeting full financial need for Pennsylvania residents who meet the financial criteria to receive a Pennsylvania State Grant and who meet the specified academic achievement criteria.

If you meet the criteria, W&J will use a combination of grants, loans, and work-study funds to meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA and W&J for the 2020-2021 academic year. In determining your level of financial aid, W&J does incorporate a $3,000 contribution in the calculation from student summer earnings or savings. W&J College reserves the right to limit the number of students accepted into the Good Neighbor program.

To qualify for this award, students must meet all of the following:

First Year Students

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 after junior year and a minimum SAT score of 1200 (using the new SAT scale) or a 27 ACT.
  • Students who apply Score-Optional will be considered for the Good Neighbor Award based on the GPA requirement.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government at www.fafsa.gov by February 15, 2020.
  • Be eligible for the Pennsylvania State Grant program as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
  • Graduate from a high school in PA or be a resident of PA for homeschooled students.
  • Be under the age of 24 at the time of enrollment.
  • Receive an offer of admission from W&J prior to May 1, 2020.
  • Enroll as a full time student during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Transfer Students

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.7 after junior year and a minimum SAT score of 1200 (using the new SAT scale) or a 27 ACT; or have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or above based on a minimum of 24 college credits. Students who apply Score-Optional will be considered for the Good Neighbor Award based on the GPA requirement.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal government at www.fafsa.gov by May 1, 2020.
  • Be eligible for the Pennsylvania state grant program as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).
  • Graduate from a high school in PA or be a resident of PA for homeschooled students.
  • Be under the age of 24 at the time of enrollment.
  • Receive an offer of admission from W&J prior to July 1, 2020.
  • Enroll as a full time student during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to making a Washington & Jefferson College education accessible and affordable. If you have questions about the Good Neighbor Award, please review our FAQ section or contact Bob Adkins, Dean of Admission. You may also contact us by phone at 724-223-6025. We look forward to hearing from you!