Investing in Yourself
Sweet Briar outperforms other colleges in its level of academic challenge, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, enriching educational experiences, and supportive campus environment.
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Returning & New Students

Affording Sweet Briar College

Merit Scholarships
Sweet Briar's competitive merit scholarships provide significant financial support and are renewable for up to four years. The selection process is competitive; your credentials will be evaluated in the context of our pool of admitted students and those deemed most meritorious will receive the most generous awards.

Scholarships are awarded in various amounts and are based on academic performance as well as significant achievement in leadership, civic engagement, environmental awareness and community service. Departmental scholarships are also available.

There is no separate application; but you must complete your application for admission by February 1 for full consideration.
Virginia Tuition
Assistance Grant
For Virginia Residents
Legal residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia are eligible for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). This non need-based grant is estimated to be $3,100 for 2015-16.

When combined with other Sweet Briar scholarships and grants, Virginia resident often find Sweet Briar is among the most affordable options available. Considering that the vast majority of our students graduate in four years or less, we think SBC is a great option for Virginia students.

For 2015-16, the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant application deadline is July 31, 2015. Students may download the application form here.
Financial Aid
Need-based Financial Aid
We invite you to meet with our admissions and financial aid staff at any point to discuss your "next steps" as you navigate the world of financial aid.

Our commitment to affordability extends beyond the "dollars and cents." We want to help you understand the financial aid process and help you secure the many forms of financial support for which you may qualify.

Please feel free to contact us.

Admissions Office: (800) 381-6142, (434) 381-6142 or

Financial Aid Office: (800) 381-6156, (434) 381-6156 or
Investing In You
Sweet Briar is unique when it comes to financial aid. It's about a caring academic community that is focused around your individual success as a student and a young woman.

And we understand that a family's financial situation doesn't always fit into neat categories. That's why we work with families on an individual basis, providing thoughtful advice and personal assistance as you move through the financial aid process.

In short, from the very beginning, we invest in you and that doesn't stop.

If you have questions or concerns, please call our toll-free number, (800) 381-6142, or email us at
At Sweet Briar College, you'll find...
  • an atmosphere of collaboration, communication, personal attention and great celebration.
  • 3,250 acres that provide a landscape for learning and exploring.
  • a student community that's broadly diverse, tightly knit and unique.
We prepare young women to excel in the modern world. We've been doing it since 1901. And you are our sole focus. At Sweet Briar, women get all the attention, all the student leadership roles, and any career choice is open to you. We think that makes Sweet Briar pretty special.
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