Washington and Lee University

This page will be updated by late summer 2021.

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers are based on estimated costs for the 2021-2022 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. This scholarship package is not official. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Washington and Lee.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Health Insurance


Required Fees




How Annual Costs Are Covered



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Outside funding will reduce a student's work study component before affecting the QuestBridge Scholarship. Outside funding which exceed $2,000 will replace the student's work-study award and any amount in excess of $2,000 will reduce the QuestBridge Scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis. Outside funding may not be deferred to subsequent years.

Policy on Health Insurance
W&L requires all students to have health insurance. If a student is not covered by an insurance plan, the QuestBridge Scholarship will be increased to pay for the W&L student health insurance plan. The cost for the plan for 2021-22 is: $2,286 (not included in cost of attendance above). 

Policy on Travel Allowance
Students are allowed a specific amount for travel each year (travel allowance), which is determined by the student's home address. The travel allowance is in addition to the total costs listed above and the QuestBridge Scholarship will be increased to cover the total amount of this allowance.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award
QuestBridge Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Students placed on an academic suspension may face a loss of their award.

Other Details
The work-study component of $2,000 allows for 7-8 hours of work per week for first-year students. Students may choose to replace their work-study eligibility with a loan.

The allowance for room and board includes a full meal plan and the cost of a standard room on campus. 

Special Note
The award letter is not official unless it comes from Washington and Lee; the QuestBridge "award letter" does not represent a commitment from the college. 

Washington and Lee’s Financial Aid Overview

W&L awards a significant amount of merit-based scholarships through the Johnson Scholarship Program. Any QuestBridge Finalist who matches with W&L, or any non-match QuestBridge Finalist who applies to W&L either Early Decision or Regular Decision with the QuestBridge application will automatically be considered for the Johnson Scholarship without an additional Johnson Scholarship application.