Graduate Programs Financial Aid

  1. Fellowships and scholarships - 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 to attend our programs, we are pleased to offer need-based financial aid and merit-based fellowships and scholarships.
  2. Federal student loans – Graduate and DML degree seeking students, who are US citizens and permanent residents may also apply for Federal Unsubsidized Direct or Grad PLUS loans.
  3. Need-based Grants - Middlebury 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 2017, we provided nearly $3 million in need-based financial aid to our graduate students.

Depending on the graduate degree program and track, Middlebury Language Schools may meet up to 100% of demonstrated need. For example, during Summer 2017, the cost for tuition, room and board was $9,000. 73 percent of our graduate student received need-based financial aid. The average grant for graduate students was approximately $7,200.00.

Below please find general perimeters for need-based aid based on our graduate program tracks. For specific information on your language and track, please contact your Language School Coordinator:

  • MA in 4 summers in Vermont - up to $37,000  
  • MA in 3 summers in Vermont and 1 summer in Paris/Buenos Aires - Up to $34,000 (for French and Spanish only)
  • MA with an initial summer in Vermont, followed by an academic year abroad up to $28,000
  • MA with an initial summer in Vermont, followed by an academic year abroad, and a final summer in Vermont $38,000
  • MA with an initial summer in Vermont, followed by an academic year at the Middlebury Institute, and a final summer in Vermont (Arabic and Chinese only) – please contact Middlebury Student Financial Services.

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 the Student Financial Services page for additional information.
  • Please note, for non-degree graduate students and students in a track with an academic year component, there is limited financial aid.  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.
  • Funding for our MA in 4 summers option, and our French and Spanish options with a summer in Paris/Buenos Aires is not limited.

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