Financial Aid For Prospective Undergraduate Students
Financial Aid Questions
We encourage you to review your financial options carefully. We often hear from families that they simply could not afford a private college education for their student and then learn that they did not apply for need-based financial aid and pursue all possible options.
Please contact us at 877-542-2787 with your questions. We can help you with topics like how to apply for aid at Willamette, what types of funding are available and how to get an early estimate of your own aid eligibility. We are here to listen to your financial concerns and will do all we can to help.
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.
Although the greatest portion of Willamette's financial aid budget is reserved for need-based financial aid, all admitted applicants are automatically considered for a variety of merit-based scholarships and awards.
Separate scholarship applications or auditions are required for only four merit-based awards available to entering students. These would be the Talent Scholarships in Music, Theatre and Forensics and the Mark O. Hatfield Scholarship for Public Service.