Language Schools

Middlebury awards need-based financial aid to qualified applicants in the Language Schools.  All Language School students are eligible to apply for financial aid.  Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans.  During the summer of 2017, approximately 49 percent of Language School students received grants, with an average award of $6,161.

To be considered for a grant you must: 1) be accepted to the Language School, and 2) have completed a Middlebury College Language School Financial Aid application, including any other requested documentation.

Financial Aid Applications

Financial aid awarding will start in January.

How do I apply?

First, you must submit a complete Middlebury Language School application.

 After you have submitted your Language School application, you will then receive an email with a link to the financial aid application. Please apply as soon as possible, as funds tend to run out quickly. Supplemental forms, if required, should likewise be submitted as soon as possible. Do *not* wait for an admissions decision.

You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted your financial aid application. Please save it for your records.

Returning Middlebury Undergraduate: UG Summer Aid Request Form.

International Applicants

If you are a Nonresident Alien for Tax Purposes, you should assume you will be taxed on payments made to you or on your behalf by the college or institute. Rates are based on your country's tax treaty, your visa status and the type of income you receive. Another important element is your signature on tax documents within the FNIS system. Treaty benefits do not apply if you fail to complete and sign the needed informational documents.

Be sure to enter and update your information in the FNIS system if you are a non-resident alien or international student, faculty or visitor. If you have not received an email introducing you to FNIS, please contact the Tax Office. If you fail to enter visa status in FNIS, the Tax Office will assume you are traveling on a waiver. This may result in a higher tax withholding on any payments.

For questions about why we charge you for taxes, and how we determine the amounts, please contact the tax office at

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

US citizens and permanent residents applying for Federal Stafford or Grad PLUS loans must submit the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This form will be available October 1, 2017.  Middlebury's FAFSA code is 003691.  Once you've completed the FAFSA, the federal government will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR).  Please check all pages for accuracy.

When utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we suggest you delay the filing of your FAFSA for two weeks after electronically filing your federal tax returns.  This delay will help to ensure that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will have the information required to complete your FAFSA.  If you file your taxes by paper, we suggest you delay the filing of your FAFSA for 4-6 weeks to ensure that the IRS has access to the proper information.


Track the availability of financial assistance below (updated weekly).  The SFS Awarding Date indicates where our office is with regards to awarding grant assistance.  This date is a combination of your acceptance date to the Language School and the date by which your aid application was reviewed (not submitted) by the SFS Office.  The latter of the two dates is the date of record.

LS SessionAwarding StatusSFS Awarding Date
Arabic 6-week (Mills)Awarding is ongoing


Arabic 8-week (Mills)

 Awarding is on hold


Chinese 6-week Awarding is ongoing


Chinese 8-week Awarding is on hold
French 6-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing2/26/18 
 French 6-week (Paris) Awarding is ongoing4/13/18 
French 7-week (Vermont)Awarding is ongoing2/28/18 
German 6-weekAwarding is ongoing4/13/18 
German 7-week Awarding is ongoing



Hebrew 6-week

 Awarding is ongoing


Hebrew 7-week Awarding is ongoing2/9/18 
Italian 6-week (Mills) Awarding is ongoing2/20/18 
Italian 7-week (Mills)

 Awarding is ongoing

Japanese 8-week

 Awarding is on hold

Korean 8-week (Mills)Awarding is ongoing3/19/18 
Portuguese 7-weekAwarding is ongoing3/29/18 
Russian 6-weekAwarding is ongoing4/13/18 
Russian 8-weekAwarding is on hold12/1/17 
Spanish 6-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing


Spanish 6-week (Argentina)Awarding is ongoing1/22/18 
Spanish 7-week (Vermont)

 Awarding is ongoing




  UPDATED 4/13/18  
 ***Awarding is ongoing  
 ***Awarding is on hold-as funds become available we will resume awarding, but at this time we cannot guarantee additional funding for this program  
 ***Awarding has ended