Winter Study

Financial aid students are eligible to receive Winter Study grant aid for their primary Winter Study course.

This grant will cover between 50 - 100% of your primary course costs. The percentage is based on your financial need for the academic year and the type of course you choose. The winter study grant is expected to help cover course costs such as books, materials, and course charges. Students are responsible for paying any difference between your winter study grant and any winter study course charges that are applied to your student account.

Please read the section below that pertains to the type of course you’re most considering for winter study so you understand whether or not you have to apply, and whether or not there is a maximum limit to the aid you can receive. 

  • Financial Aid students receive a winter study grant of either 50%, 80% or 100 % of the total cost for official 2022 travel courses.

    You don't need to apply for this aid, and the only limit is the total course cost. Course instructors determine project costs and report them to the Winter Study Coordinator, who then calculates a grant for each eligible student.  Charges and grants are posted to student accounts in early December.  Students are responsible to pay the difference between the two.

  • You will receive 100% of the total approved cost up to the $1,000 maximum winter study grant limit for 99 Projects and Thesis Projects. Your project costs must be approved through the application process. You will receive your winter study grant by check or direct deposit.

    You must complete the Registrar Office’s Winter Study Financial Aid Form so the Winter Study Committee can determine approved project costs.

    If your Winter Study 99 is a research project that relates directly to the focus of your academic interests/goals, you can apply for a Collin and Lili Roche 1993 Student Research Fellowship.

  • The full cost of a regular on-campus course will be covered. The charge and grant will be posted directly to your student account in January. There should be no out-of-pocket cost as all book, material and field trip expenses will go through your student account. All books must be purchased at The Williams Bookstore with your swipecard; the book grant will then be applied. You do not need to apply for this aid.

    Regular projects that do not have a standard cost (most often internships or fieldwork)

    You will receive 100% of the total approved cost up to the $1,000 maximum winter study grant limit for 99 Projects and Thesis Projects. Your project costs must be approved through the application process. You must complete the Registrar Office’s Winter Study Financial Aid Form so we can determine approved course costs. You will receive your winter study grant by check or direct deposit.

Questions about eligible funding should be directed to the  the winter study coordinator directly.

Dining Hall Board Rebate

Students who will be off-campus for winter study for at least 10 consecutive calendar days may be entitled to a partial refund of their meal plan; visit Williams Dining for information or contact them with questions ([email protected] 413-597-2121).