Williams has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, thanks to generations of gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. It allows us to award more than $50 million a year in financial aid to more than half of all Williams students. Our financial aid program is based entirely on need, and we meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need.  We are committed to working with you and your family to make a Williams education affordable.

Application Timeline

  • Early Decision Applicants

    November 20 – CSS Profile, FAFSA & taxes due

    Mid-December – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Regular Decision Applicants

    January 15 – CSS Profile, FAFSA & taxes due

    April 1 – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • International Applicants

    November 20 – Early Decision applicants

    January 15 – Regular Decision applicants

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Undocumented/DACA Applicants

    November 20 – Early Decision applicants:  CLICK HERE for instructions.

    January 15 – Regular Decision applicants: CLICK HERE for instructions.

  • Veteran Applicants

    For specific information about Williams financial aid for veterans, please visit our Yellow Ribbon information page.

    November 20 – Early Decision applicants

    January 15 – Regular Decision applicants

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Transfer Applicants

    Please do not submit your financial aid application documents until AFTER you have submitted your application for admission.

    April 15 – CSS Profile, FAFSA, Tax documents due

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Current Students

    April 5 – 2017-18 application documents due

    May 22 – Submit the Summer 2017 Earnings Petition

    After July 7 – Financial Aid awards available for students with complete applications by the April 5 deadline

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

Announcements

  • Winter Study 2018

    It’s time to start thinking about your Winter Study plans! Check out the Winter Study page for details about how financial...
  • Study Away Spring 2018

    Study abroad programs such as Williams-Mystic, Twelve College Exchange, or any other program approved by the Committee on Academic Standing...
  • Fall 2017 Book Grant

    For the Fall 2017 semester, the swipe card system at The Williams Bookstore will be in place from Monday, August...
  • Financial Aid Footnotes

    Our Financial Aid Footnotes are emailed monthly to all students and are available to view here.
  • Yellow Ribbon

    The Williams institutional match for Yellow Ribbon benefit recipients is “unlimited”. Please click here for details about the Yellow Ribbon...
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