Financial Aid

Many at W&M benefit from financial aid

The Sept. 10 article regarding William and Mary and the latest tuition report in the Chronicle of Higher Education was missing some important context.

As noted, the Chronicle database included just "sticker price." As stated on the Chronicle's website, "The data do not reflect the cost of attendance at an institution after grants and other student aid are considered. That net cost is lower than the published fees shown."

Let me provide more detail because when considering tuition it is essential to look at the "net price" and not just "sticker price." Net price reflects what students actually pay to attend college. Need-based financial...