COVID-19: Essential Information

Language Schools: Need-Based Financial Aid

All Language School students are eligible to apply for financial aid.  Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans.  During the remote summer of 2020, approximately 60 percent of Language School students received grants, with an average remote grant award of $4,464.

We offer partial need-based grants in our 7 & 8 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, books, and personal expenses.

To be considered for need-based grant aid 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.

To be considered for a federal student loan you must: 1) meet the above criteria, and 2) be in a MA or DML program, 3) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and 4) have completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

Financial Aid Applications

Financial aid awarding will start by January 2020 and continue on a rolling basis throughout the spring.

How do I apply?

Please apply as soon as possible, as funds run out quickly.  ***DO NOT wait for an admissions decision.***

You may apply for financial aid after submitting your Language School admissions application.

  1. Submit your Language School 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
  4. If applicable, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA**

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

Returning Middlebury Undergraduate: UG Summer Aid Request Form.

**Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate degree seeking MA & DML students may be eligible for federal student loans.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for Federal Unsubsidized Direct or Grad PLUS loans must submit the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available each year on October 1st.  Middlebury's FAFSA code is 003691.  Once you have submitted the FAFSA, the federal government will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR).  Please check all pages for accuracy.

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

Awarding Status for Summer 2021

Track the awarding status of financial assistance below (updated weekly, beginning in February). We award aid on a first come, first served basis, based on the later of two dates: the date your application was entered by the SFS Office or the date you were accepted into the program.  Please be aware, due to the high volume of applications we receive, it may be several weeks between when you submit the application and when it is entered.

The SFS Office is currently awarding for students with an admittance date or application entry date on or before the SFS Awarding Date noted below.

LS SessionAwarding Status  
Arabic 6-week (Bennington)

Arabic 8-week (Bennington)

Chinese 6-week

Chinese 8-week 

French 6-week (Vermont) 
 French 6-week (Paris) 
French 7-week (Vermont)  
German 6-week 
German 7-week


Hebrew 6-week

Hebrew 7-week  
Italian 6-week (Bennington)
Italian 7-week (Bennington)

Japanese 8-week


Korean 8-week (Mills)  
Portuguese 7-week (Bennington)  
Russian 6-week 
Russian 8-week  
Spanish 6-week (Vermont) 
Spanish 6-week (Argentina) 
Spanish 7-week (Vermont)




 ***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