Financial Aid

Merit-Based Scholarships

All admitted applicants are automatically considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships and awards, based on the strength of their academic records.

Talent Scholarships for Music, Theatre and Forensics are available for entering students and require separate applications and/or auditions. Please click on the scholarship types for more details about their application processes.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid packages typically include three types of funding: grants and/or scholarships, low interest rate student loans, and the opportunity for campus employment. You may accept all or a part of the package along with the $500 Advance Deposit. An award is not considered accepted unless you have also confirmed your attendance with the non-refundable Advance Deposit. Early Action and Regular Decision candidates are expected to return both items by the National Candidates' Reply Date of May 1 or within two weeks of receiving admission or financial aid notification if either of these arrives after April 15.

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Please note: Willamette University Scholarship and Grant funds are specifically designated to offset tuition and fees only.