American citizens, U.S. national, 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 after completion of study at the University.

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 1st 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 solely 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 steps, 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:

  • Deadline for maximum consideration is March 1. 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.
  • Quickly respond to all requests for information.
  • Put your name and student ID number on all documents turned in to the campus.
  • 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’s Admissions Office in St. Louis.

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 to 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 2015 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

Early Consideration Discounts 

Webster Leiden Campus offers a 5% reduction in a students' tuition costs for the first year of study 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. 

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 Referral Discount

The Alumni Referral Discount would offer alumni the opportunity to help an 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.

Referral applications must be submitted by August 1 for the Fall semester and December 5 for the Spring semester.

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

Alumni must complete the Alumni Referral Scholarship Form (PDF)

Conditions for the Alumni Referral Discount (PDF)

Webster Leiden Campus Scholarship

Who may apply: New Undergraduate Students

Webster Leiden Campus Scholarship offers merit and need-based scholarships to new, full-time undergraduate 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 Campus 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 an undergraduate 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.

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 a 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 more information about 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. 

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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