Tuition and Costs

Tuition and Costs

W&L's estimated cost of attendance below is a starting point for determining your actual cost to attend W&L. 

We meet 100% of every admitted student's demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships and guaranteed campus work without the need for loans. Last year, 59.5% of the entering class received aid with an average award of $64,265.

2023-24 Direct Costs

Tuition $63,315
Activity Fees $640
Technology Fees $320
Health Service Fee $250
Room $9,230
Board (Meals) $8,455

2023-24 Estimated Costs

Books and Supplies $2,290
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,500

2023-24 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance Without Aid $87,000

Making Ends Meet

Our mission is to make a W&L education affordable for all admitted students.


Merit Scholarships

The Johnson Scholarship Program awards full tuition, room and board scholarships each year to up to 44 exceptionally qualified students regardless of their family's circumstances. Each Johnson Scholar also receives financial support for summer opportunities such as internships, research and independent projects. In addition to the Johnson Scholarship, each year W&L offers several additional scholarships for which incoming first-year students may apply.


Our No-Loan Commitment

We award institutional, federal and state grants plus $2,000 in student employment to meet your individually demonstrated need. No loan will be offered to meet any part of your demonstrated need. Federal loans for students and parents may be offered as an option to cover the family's contribution.


Graduate Debt-Free

Our generous grant packages meet the demonstrated need of our aid applicants, and only a fraction of our families choose to take out optional loans to cover the family contribution. Over the past five years, an average of 67 percent of our undergraduate students graduated debt-free.


The W&L Promise

Any admitted undergraduate from a family with income below $150,000 and assets typical for their income will receive a grant equal to or greater than full tuition. Many will receive additional grant assistance to cover room, board, and other educational expenses.

Merit & Need-Based


QuestBridge is an organization that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education.


Veterans and Yellow Ribbon

W&L is a strong supporter of veterans and VA educational programs, including Yellow Ribbon and tuition assistance. Students interested in participating in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) may do so through a partnership with neighboring Virginia Military Institute. Two-, three-, and four-year ROTC scholarships may be available. Currently, scholarships cover tuition and fees plus a significant stipend.