Our Team of Admission Officers selected you—and they’re invested in your future at Whitman.

As always, if you have any questions or need help, they’re just an email or phone call away. Reach out to them directly or contact the Office of Admission at admission@whitman.edu or 509-527-5176.

Financial Aid: We’re Here to Help!

Here are some frequently asked questions about scholarship and aid with answers. You can always contact our Office of Financial Aid at finaid@whitman.edu or 509-527-5178.

Please contact our office. We are happy to talk with you about how the information on your financial aid form was used to calculate your award. Before contacting us, please make sure that all of the information on your forms was correct as of the day you submitted them.

After submitting your enrollment deposit, you can accept your financial aid in your applicant portal.

Yes. If you determine that you need your loans after previously rejecting them, you can request your loans be reinstated by contacting our office. If you decide that the amount you've borrowed in loans for the year is beyond what you actually need to cover your expenses, we can reduce your loans, or we can return the full amount if you decide to reject them all together.

Congratulations! Please notify us about your outside scholarships as soon as you know about them so that we can ensure that your financial aid includes them and your student account balance reflects them.

Outside scholarships will not reduce your Whitman scholarship unless your total amount of scholarships exceeds the cost of attendance at Whitman, but outside scholarships may affect your eligibility for subsidized need-based aid from the federal government, like the Federal Direct Subsidized Loan and work-study.

If your scholarships reduce your eligibility for these awards, a financial aid officer will contact you. In some cases, this may mean that you go from being work-study eligible to being a regular student employee, or that some of your subsidized loan has to be converted to unsubsidized loan.

We do not factor in your use of work-study in previous semesters or years when we determine your eligibility for work-study. Work-study is awarded based on your family's demonstrated financial need. If you have remaining financial need after being awarded other forms of financial aid, like Whitman scholarships, you will be eligible for work-study, regardless of whether you used your work-study award in previous years.

If you are a first-time borrower of Direct Loans, you will need to complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note for your loans. You'll find more information about these requirements on the Federal Student Aid's Loans page.

Residence Life & Housing

We can’t wait to welcome you to campus and a big part of that is the day you move into your residence hall. Be sure to fill out your Housing Preferences Questionnaire in your applicant portal. That will help us find you a great room and roommate! Learn more about living at Whitman.

Other Resources

Academic & Disability Support: Find it at the ARC
Whitman’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) is committed to helping Whitman students navigate academic needs, access resources and succeed in the classroom. The ARC is also home to Whitman's Disability Support Services, so please contact us if you have any questions about accommodations at Whitman College. Learn more about the ARC.

Welty Student Health Center
Professional nurses and medical providers are available to see students on campus for their health care needs. Emergency and urgent care are also available nearby. Learn more about Welty Student Health Center.

Whitman Counseling Center
Counseling Services are offered to students as part of the support provided through Student Affairs. The Whitman College Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for enrolled students, including individual and group counseling, emergency psychological services and other mental health and wellness programming. Learn more the Whitman Counseling Center.