Types of Need Based Aid
Washington College Need-Based Tuition Grants
Awarded to students who, in addition to financial need, show evidence of good academic ability and academic achievement. These grants are renewable as long as the recipient continues to demonstrate need and maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress.
WC Need-Based Tuition Grants do not need to be repaid. However, the College hopes that recipients will recognize they have incurred an obligation and therefore subsequently contribute as they can to help ensure that the benefits they enjoyed are available to others.
Students who wish to be considered for Washington College Need-Based Tuition Grants must complete the FAFSA and the WC Institutional Aid Application by the annual published deadline dates.
Federal and State Grants and Scholarships
The Federal Pell Grant program makes funds available to undergraduate students to attend post-secondary institutions. Eligibility is based on financial need, and the application is through the FAFSA.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) program provides funds for grants to undergraduate students with great financial need. Application is through the normal financial aid application process of Washington College, and the awards are determined by the institution.
State Scholarships are available to some students through their individual state scholarship administrative offices. To compete for these state awards, students should contact their state scholarship administration to inquire about application procedures, eligibility criteria, and application deadlines.
Federal Work Study
Washington College participates in the Federal Work-Study Program providing job opportunities on and off-campus for students who have financial need.
Work-study employees are paid for hours worked, and receive their award in a bi-weekly paycheck.