All Language Schools students are eligible for financial aid. Here’s what you need to know, and how to apply. 

As a Language Schools student, you may be eligible to receive fellowships and scholarships, as determined by the Language School, as well as need-based grants and loans that are offered through the Office of Student Financial Services. To be eligible, you should apply for aid at the same time you apply for admission.

Approximately 60 percent of Language Schools students received grants for the summer 2020 term (held remotely), with an average grant award of $4,464. We offer partial need-based grants in our seven- and eight-week programs. A partial grant means 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 (if not remote), for books, and for personal expenses.

Process

Please apply as soon as possible for Language Schools financial aid, as funds are limited. Do not wait for an admissions decision before you apply for aid. Follow these steps: 

  1. Submit your Language Schools admissions application.
  2. Follow the financial aid application link in the admissions confirmation email (check your spam folder).
  3. Complete and submit your financial aid application. Middlebury College current undergraduate students, submit the Undergraduate Summer Aid Request Form
  4. If applicable, complete the 2021–2022 FAFSA (see below).

Once you have submitted your financial aid application, you will receive a confirmation email. Please save it for your records. Financial aid awarding will start in January 2021 and continue on a rolling basis throughout the spring until funds are depleted.

Requirements

To be considered for need-based grants from Middlebury you must:

  • Be admitted to the Language School
  • Complete a Middlebury Language School Financial Aid Application

To apply for federal student loans you must: 

Deadlines

There are specific deadlines for some Language Schools fellowships and scholarships. Refer to the individual scholarship application instructions for details. The Language Schools Financial Aid Application becomes available in October. There is no deadline but funds are limited and do run out, so students are encouraged to apply early.

International Aid Recipients

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 middleburytaxoffice@middlebury.edu.

Awarding Status for Summer 2021

Need-based aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the later of one of these two dates, as follows:

  • The date your application was received by the Office of Student Financial Services
  • The date you were accepted into the program.

Please be aware, due to the high volume of applications received, it may be several weeks between when you submit the application and when it is entered into our system.

Session Awarding Status
Arabic 6-week  Awarding is ongoing
Arabic 8-week  Awarding is ongoing
Chinese 6-week Awarding is ongoing
Chinese 8-week Awarding is ongoing
French 6-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing
French 6-week (Paris) Awarding is ongoing
French 7-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing
German 6-week Awarding is ongoing
German 7-week Awarding is ongoing
Hebrew 6-week Awarding is ongoing
Hebrew 7-week Awarding is ongoing
Italian 6-week Awarding is ongoing
Italian 7-week Awarding is ongoing
Japanese 8-week Awarding is ongoing
Korean 8-week Awarding is ongoing
Portuguese 7-week Awarding is ongoing
Russian 6-week Awarding is ongoing
Russian 8-week Awarding is ongoing
Spanish 6-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing
Spanish 6-week (Argentina) Awarding is ongoing
Spanish 7-week (Vermont) Awarding is ongoing