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.

    March 15 – CSS Profile, FAFSA, Tax documents due

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

  • Current Students

    January 4 – 2019-20 application documents for domestic students

    Before end of spring semester – Financial Aid awards available for students with complete applications by the January 4 submission date

    Mid-June through July – Financial Aid awards available for students with complete applications after the January 4 submission date

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

Announcements

  • Winter Study 2020

    It’s time to start thinking about your Winter Study plans! Check out the Winter Study page for details about how financial...
  • Fall 2019 Book Grant

    For the Fall 2019 semester, the swipe card system at The Williams Bookstore will be in place from Monday, August...
  • Study Away 2019 – 2020

    Study abroad programs such as Williams-Mystic, Twelve College Exchange, or any other program approved by the Office of International Education...
  • The Time Is Now!

    It may feel like you just got done with your application for this year, but it’s that time again! You...
  • 2019-2020 Financial aid for continuing students

    Because the FAFSA/CSS Profile/IDOC for the 2019-2020 academic year have been available since October 1 and 2017 tax data will...
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