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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.

Questions about the FAFSA?

Director of Financial Aid Patty Hoban explains the submission process step-by-step in this online webinar.

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Still have questions? Feel free to contact us at 877-744-3736. 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.

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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