Need-Based Financial Aid

(Master's & Doctor of Modern Languages: See Graduate Financial Aid)

Thanks to the support of generous donors (including Language Schools alumni) and Middlebury’s commitment to provide an opportunity for as many students as possible, we are pleased to offer need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships

Our need-based financial aid is awarded in the form of grants. This means that if you qualify, you will attend the Language Schools at a reduced cost.

In general, we are only able to offer partial need-based grants. The amount of your grant is based on your demonstrated financial need as assessed by Middlebury’s Student Financial Services. You will typically be responsible for a significant portion of the cost to attend. You will also be responsible for travel to and from the program, books, and personal expenses.

Applying for Financial Aid

  • First, you must submit a complete Middlebury Language Schools application. After you have submitted your Language Schools application, you will then receive an email with a link to the financial aid application. Consult Student Financial Services for additional information.
  • Please consult the Dates & Fees page of your Language School to learn more about the range of grants available for your program. It will show the minimum and maximum need-based grants for the program. The student is responsible for paying the remaining cost.
  • Please note, need-based aid is limited. Aid awards are offered on a “first come, first served” basis. If you need financial aid to attend, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

If you have additional questions regarding need-based aid, please contact Middlebury Student Financial Services