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Early Financial Aid Guarantee

Know now, stress less!

When it comes to choosing a college, we know that cost plays a big role. At Whitman College, we're committed to making the financial aid process easier and less confusing. We'll be as transparent as possible to help you make the best decision for you and your family.

That's why we're offering Whitman’s Early Financial Aid Guarantee—so you don't have to wait until you are admitted to start thinking about the cost. In fact, you can find out before you even apply!

Whitman’s innovative approach to financial aid has been featured multiple times in The New York Times! In 2023, it was also highlighted in “The Journal of College Admission."

With this early guarantee, you can see how much money in scholarships and financial aid you’ll be awarded from Whitman if you are admitted. 

We’re happy to give you and your family extra time to see if Whitman works for you. 

Whitman’s Early Financial Aid Guarantee is available for high school seniors—from June 30 through Dec. 15. Results are generally available within a couple of weeks.

What You’ll Need to Provide

If you're a high school senior, you can request an Early Financial Aid Guarantee. The WISFAA form can be submitted by international students at any time before their chosen deadline. We'll use this information to calculate the scholarships, grants, loans and work-study for which you qualify.

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Merit-Based Aid

To find out what you could receive in merit or achievement scholarships, please provide:

  • An unofficial copy of your high school transcript
  • Your senior year academic schedule
  • SAT/ACT scores (optional)

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Need-Based Aid

If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to be considered for need-based aid, you must complete the the CSS Profile and provide a copy of your most recent tax return. Since the FAFSA will not be available until sometime in December this year, it is not required for the early financial aid guarantee.

If you are an international student and wish to be considered for need-based aid, you'll need to fill out the Whitman International Student Financial Aid Application.

Please note: Need-based aid is based on the information you provide in your Early Financial Aid Guarantee request. If there are major changes in your finances after the initial request, we may need to make adjustments.

See application deadlines and connect with our Admission team

Not a senior, but need an idea about what college might cost? You can use our Net Price Calculator to get a general idea about financial aid.

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