American citizens, U.S. national, permanent residents, refugees, or those who reside permanently in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible for Federal Student Aid. (Documentation of applicable immigration status is required if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.)

If you wish to apply for Federal Student Aid you must follow the procedures precisely in order to receive an award. Please note that you may apply for Financial Aid throughout the year, but the deadline for maximum award amounts is March 1st every year.

Financial aid applicants are considered for aid from every program for which they are eligible, including:
Grants and scholarships — awards that do not require repayment or service.
Long-term loans — awards that require repayment, including principal and interest, over a period of several years after completion of study at the University.

Eligible students are offered aid in the form of “financial aid packages.” The types and amounts of aid in each package vary according to the student’s total educational costs, his or her ability to pay for those costs from family and personal resources, his or her academic achievements, and the types of aid for which the student is eligible.

How to apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application on www.fafsa.ed.gov. Your application (file) must be complete by March 1 for maximum consideration. Applications completed after March 1 will be awarded from remaining funds. Student loan applications are accepted throughout the academic year. However, early application is encouraged. The Webster University FAFSA code is 002521.

Please note that the financial aid procedure is administrated completely by the Webster University Financial Aid office in St. Louis, Missouri, USA after an acceptance letter has been granted. A Financial Aid Officer is assigned to all eligible students. For steps, required forms and contact information, please consult the Financial Aid Office’s website at www.webster.nl/financialaid.

Once all information is received by the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis, you will receive an award letter in the mail. Award information is also available on Webster University’s website under your Connections login.

In order to assist as many students as possible, Federal Financial Aid cannot award 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated need. Financial aid is designed to supplement a family’s contribution; therefore a student should be prepared to finance a portion of his/her cost of education.

Please note: financial aid is not disbursed until after your studies begin. You must arrange your own funding for travel and living costs for at least one to two months after the beginning of your study.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid if they have questions about financial aid or need assistance in completing financial aid forms. Phone: 314-968-6992  or email: fincaid@webster.edu.

n addition you may contact our Financial Aid Liaison Ellen Bout.

Tips to Remember:

  • Priority deadline for maximum consideration is March 1.
  • Funds are limited and awarded on a first come basis
  • You must apply for aid every year
  • Missing the on-time deadline will limit the amount of aid for which you are considered
  • You can complete the tax form information using estimate figures. If need be, do this rather than miss the deadline
  • Put your name and student ID number on all documents
  • Keep a copy of all documents related to your financial aid. Keep a record of all previous loans, including promissory notes and disclosure statements
  • Ask questions if you do not understand!
  • Make sure you request all prior transcripts to be sent to Webster University

Tax Deductions
Tax deductions in your country of origin may also be available for you, depending upon your personal and unique situation. Some of the costs of your degree program might be tax deductible. The amount may differ per program and per country. We suggest that you to contact your accountant or the local tax authorities in your own country for more detailed information. For example, for Dutch students, tuition might be tax deductible if it is necessary for your current or future profession with a ceiling that varies per year (e.g. in 2008 of €15,000). For Dutch students, information is available on www.belastingdienst.nl


Scholarships

There are some scholarship and financial support opportunities available for students studying at both the graduate and undergraduate level at Webster University in The Netherlands. Scholarships and work-study grants run for a maximum of one Academic Year (Summer – Spring 2). If the application is awarded part way through an Academic Year then it will run until the end of that Academic Year and be renewable from the beginning of the following Academic Year.

Renewels
Because circumstances change, all scholarships and work-study grants must be renewed after the initial period. No renewal is automatic; it is the student’s own responsibility to re-apply: renewal form

Early Consideration Discount

Webster University offers a 5% tuition reduction off a student’s program should they complete their application by March 1 and confirm with a tuition deposit by March 15. Please note this is for a Fall 1 start-date and is only applicable for full-time degree seeking students studying at Webster University, the Netherlands. Study abroad students or part-time students are not eligible for the discount.

WUL Scholarship

Who may apply: New Graduate Students

Webster University Leiden (WUL) offers merit and need-based scholarships to new, full-time graduate students. Applicants must demonstrate excellent prior academic performance (minimum GPA of 3.0 on the American 4.0 scale), extracurricular activities and leadership potential, or demonstrate need. The scholarship is renewable at the end of the Academic Year if the awardee maintains continuous full-time enrollment at Webster Leiden and meets or exceeds the required cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The scholarship award normally is either in the amount of 15% or 25% of tuition costs and may vary per student.

Application deadline: April 15 for applicants wishing to start in Fall; November 1 for those wishing to start in Spring.

WUL Scholarship Application

Sverdrup International Study Abroad Scholarship

Who may apply: Current students at Webster Leiden who wish to do a Study Abroad semester at a Webster Campus in the USA.

The Sverdrup fund was established as an endowed fund to promote and advance international awareness among the students and faculty of Webster University. Each year Webster University awards a number of students from campuses in Europe with scholarships for study at a Webster campus in the United States. The minimum award is 250.00.

Note: Students who are planning a permanent transfer to St Louis are not eligible to apply. The Sverdrup Scholarship can be used in conjunction with a WWTP award.

For any student awarded a Sverdrup Scholarship, the amount of their award will be applied to their account as a credit for the specific term(s) they will be studying in the U.S. The funds are automatically applied toward any outstanding tuition, fees, etc. on the student’s account. Once they have a zero balance, any amount remaining will be refunded to the students.

For the Sverdrup and other Study Abroad scholarships, see www.webster.edu/study-abroad.