Current Students

Re-Applying for Financial Aid

Each year you must re-apply for financial aid. The steps are essentially the same. The biggest task is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is used to develop your financial aid package.

Scholarships & Grants

You are eligible for merit scholarships based on GPA, academic achievement and other criteria. FAFSA information is used to determine your need-based financial aid, which can take the form of Sweet Briar grants and scholarships, state-based grants and federal grants.


Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded, need-based student employment program offered to students who show exceptional need and are Pell Grant eligible.

Sweet Briar College Work-Study Program is a college-funded, need-based, student employment program offered to students who demonstrate financial need. There also are non-need-based college jobs at Sweet Briar.