American citizens, U.S. nationals, permanent residents, refugees, or those who reside permanently in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible for Federal Student Aid. (Documentation of applicable immigration status is required if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.)

If you wish to apply for Federal Student Aid you must follow the procedures precisely in order to receive an award. Please note that you may apply for Financial Aid throughout the year, but the deadline for maximum award amounts is March 1st every year.

Financial aid applicants are considered for aid from every program for which they are eligible, including:
- grants and scholarships — awards that do not require repayment or service.
- long-term loans — awards that require repayment, including principal and interest, over a period of several years following    completion of study at the University.

Eligible students are offered aid in the form of “financial aid packages.” The types and amounts of aid in each package vary according to the student’s total educational costs, his or her ability to pay for those costs from family and personal resources, his or her academic achievements, and the types of aid for which the student is eligible.

How to apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application on Your application (file) must be complete by March 1 for maximum consideration. Applications completed after March 1 will be awarded from remaining funds. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the academic year. However, early application is encouraged. The Webster University FAFSA code is 002521.

Please note that the financial aid procedure is administrated completely by the Webster University Financial Aid office in St. Louis, Missouri, USA after an acceptance letter has been granted. A Financial Aid Officer is assigned to all eligible students. For the procedure, required forms and contact information, please consult the Financial Aid Office’s website at

Once all information is received by the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis, you will receive an award letter in the mail. Award information is also available on Webster University’s website under your Connections login.

In order to assist as many students as possible, Federal Financial Aid cannot award 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated need. Financial aid is designed to supplement a family’s contribution; therefore a student should be prepared to finance a portion of his/her cost of education.

Please note: financial aid is not disbursed until after your studies begin. You must arrange your own funding for travel and living costs for at least one to two months after the beginning of your study.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid if they have questions about financial aid or need assistance completing financial aid forms. Phone: 314-968-6992  or email:

In addition, you may contact our Financial Aid Liaison Ellen Bout.

Tips to Remember:

  • Priority deadline for maximum consideration is March 1st.
  • Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come basis
  • You must apply for aid every year
  • Missing the on-time deadline will limit the amount of aid for which you are considered
  • You can complete the tax form information using estimate figures. If need be, do this rather than missing the deadline
  • Put your name and student ID number on all documents
  • Keep a copy of all documents related to your financial aid. Keep a record of all previous loans, including promissory notes and disclosure statements
  • Ask questions if you do not understand!
  • Make sure you request all prior transcripts to be sent to Webster University

Tax Deductions
Tax deductions in your country of origin may also be available to you, depending upon your personal and unique situation. Some of the costs of your degree program might be tax deductible. The amount may differ per program and per country. We suggest that you contact your accountant or the local tax authorities in your own country for more detailed information. For example, for Dutch students, tuition might be tax deductible if the study program is necessary for their current or future profession with a ceiling that varies per year (e.g. in 2016 it was €15,000). For Dutch students, information is available on


There are some scholarship and financial support opportunities available for students studying at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at Webster Leiden Campus. Scholarships and work-study grants run for a maximum of one Academic Year (Summer – Spring 2). If the application is awarded part-way through an Academic Year, then it will run until the end of that Academic Year and be renewable from the beginning of the following Academic Year.

Because circumstances can change, all scholarships and work-study grants must be renewed after the initial period. No renewal is automatic; it is the student’s own responsibility to re-apply: renewal form (PDF)

Early Consideration Discount

Webster Leiden Campus offers a 5% reduction in students' program costs should they complete their application by March 1st and confirm with a tuition deposit by March 15th. Please note this is for a Fall 1 start-date and is only applicable for full-time, degree seeking students studying at Webster Leiden Campus. Study-abroad students or part-time students are not eligible for the discount. Additionally, students who are eligible for the Alumni discount are not eligible for the early bird discount. 

Referral Discount (effective Fall 2018)

Refer a friend or family member to Webster Leiden Campus and receive a discount.

The reward for referring an undergraduate student is a discount of €600; the reward for the new incoming student is a reduction in tuition fees of €200. The reward for referring a graduate student is a 15% discount of the course fees of the incoming student's first year (restricted to a maximum of 2 courses); the reward for the new incoming student is a 5% discount of their course fees for the first year of study (up to a maximum of 2 courses). The discount is rewarded at the end of the referred student's first year of study.

Conditions for the Referral Discount (PDF)

Alumni discount

If you are a graduate of the Webster Leiden Campus and you decide to enroll in a graduate program at Webster leiden Campus, you may be entitled to a 10% tuition discount. To be eligible you must:

  1. Have successfully completed your degree at Webster Leiden Campus
  2. Have been a Webster Leiden student throughout the duration of your program
  3. Meet the admissions requirements of the graduate program in which you are enrolling

Please note this discount does not apply to Alums from other campus locations, nor to those who have completed a sequential degree or a study-abroad program in another campus location. Students must have completed at least the equivalent of 6 semesters as a Webster Leiden student.

Do you have questions or are you unsure whether you are eligible? Please contact the admissions office at

The University reserves the right to terminate this promotion and to amend the terms therein before the expiration of the program.

Alumni Referral Discount

The Alumni Referral Scholarship would offer alumni the opportunity to help a eligible prospective student achieve their higher education goals. The Alumni Referral Scholarship is a one-semester, non-renewable 3,000 tuition waiver scholarship.

Who can nominate a prospective student? Any Webster Leiden Campus Alumni can refer a prospective freshman student, a transfer student or a graduate student by completing the alumni referral application.

The Alumni Referral Scholarship cannot be combined with the Webster Legacy Grant.

Referral applications must be submitted by August 1 for the Fall semester and December 5 for the Spring semester.
Alumni must complete the Alumni Referral Scholarship Form (PDF)

Conditions for the Alumni Referral Discount (PDF)

Webster Leiden Campus Scholarship

Who may apply: New Graduate Students

Webster Leiden Campus offers merit and need-based scholarships to new, full-time graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate excellent prior academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.25 on the American 4.0 scale), extracurricular activities and leadership potential, or need. The scholarship is renewable at the end of the Academic Year if the awardee maintains continuous full-time enrollment at Webster Leiden and meets or exceeds the required cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The scholarship award is normally in the amount of 15% - 25% of tuition costs dependent upon a student's GPA at the time of application.

Only students who have been accepted to a graduate program at Webster Leiden Campus are eligible to apply. If a student meets the GPA requirements listed above, the student must request a scholarship form from their admissions officer. There is no application deadline but the scholarship budget is limited so students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are eligible.

Webster Leiden Legacy Tuition Grant

The Webster Leiden Legacy Tuition Grant is a program that provides a 10% reduction in tuition for new incoming students whose sibling or parent (core family) currently attends or graduated from Webster Leiden Campus. A 5% reduction in tuition applies to extended family members (aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, grandchildren etc.). Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must begin with Webster Leiden Campus during or after Fall 2018.
  • The student must enroll full time.
  • The student and their sibling(s) may be concurrently enrolled.
  • The grant also applies to sibling(s) who start at the same time.
  • Upon request, the student may be required to provide additional documentation to prove the sibling/parent relationship (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc).

Sverdrup International Study Abroad Scholarship

Who may apply: Current students at Webster Leiden who wish to do a Study Abroad semester at a Webster Campus in the USA.

The Sverdrup fund was established as an endowed fund to promote and advance international awareness among the students and faculty of Webster University. Each year Webster University awards a number of students from campuses in Europe with scholarships for study at a Webster campus in the United States. The minimum award is $250.00.

Note: Students who are planning a permanent transfer to St Louis are not eligible to apply. The Sverdrup Scholarship can be used in conjunction with a WWTP award.

For any student awarded a Sverdrup Scholarship, the amount of the award will be applied to their account as credit for the specific term(s) they will be studying in the U.S. The funds are automatically applied toward any outstanding tuition, fees, etc. on the student’s account. Once the student has a zero balance, any amount remaining will be refunded to the students.

For the Sverdrup and other Study Abroad scholarships, see

Veterans Benefits 

Webster University programs are approved for veterans’ education benefits. Students who enroll in Webster Leiden Campus programs may qualify for benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is responsible for the approval of disbursement of such benefits. 

Yellow Ribbon Program


The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program is designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefit.

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