How is Financial Aid packaged?
Financial need is first met with self-help aid. Campus employment is an expectation that you will work between 6-7 hours per week while attending Williams. Then a portion of need may be met by a student loan. Any remaining need is filled with gift aid (scholarships and grants) that does not have to be repaid.
- In most cases, campus employment is used to pay for travel to and from home and Williams, plus all personal expenses. In some cases, a small portion of earnings must be paid directly to your Williams bill.
- A student is not required to accept the employment offered in order to receive the gift aid, but the gift aid will not be increased – the difference must be made up by the family.
- You may request to increase your offered loan amount if, for example, you don’t want to work or did not earn enough over the summer.
- You can find out more about jobs or loans through our website.
My Student Aid Report indicates that my application is selected for verification. What does this mean?
The federal processor randomly selects FAFSA’s for federal verification. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you in the summer regarding any additional information that is needed to satisfy the federal verification requirements.