Wilkes University

Undergraduate Financial Aid

NPCYou can already picture yourself at Wilkes, settling into your room in one of the stately mansions on campus and studying for mid-terms in the library. But all your parents see are dollar signs adding up—the cost of tuition, room and board, books and even late-night pizza delivery.

Whether you’re heading to college for the first time or hoping to transfer to Wilkes from another college or university, we’ll work with you and your family to find an affordable path to college success. About 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study funds and direct loans. We also offer a monthly payment plan.

There is no income limit to receive federal financial aid; the only way to determine eligibility is to apply. Everyone who applies for financial assistance is eligible for a federal loan.

All Wilkes students, regardless of financial need, are eligible for merit scholarships based on academic performance. Scholarships offered for those students applying for fall 2017 include:

    • SAT 1290 or higher
    • or ACT 28 or higher
    • or top 5 percent high school class rank
    • 1190-1280 SAT 
    • or ACT 26-27 
    • or top 10 percent high school class rank
    • 1100-1180 SAT 
    • or ACT 23-25 
    • or top 20 percent high school class rank
    • 1000-1090 SAT or 21-22 ACT AND top 50 percent class rank

**Plus $2,000 Out of State Award for each level, if applicable..

Please note unless otherwise stated, Wilkes University scholarships and grants are applied towards tuition only.

 Merit scholarships are based on academic performance. Scholarship levels for transfer students entering in fall semester 2017 are:
  • $14,000
    • 3.50 to 4.00 cumulative college GPA
  • $12,000
    • 3.25 to 3.499 cumulative college GPA
  • $10,000
    • 3.00 to 3.249 cumulative college GPA
  • $8,000
    • 2.50 to 2.99 cumulative college GPA

As a transfer student, you may also be eligible for other financial aid. Follow the steps for the undergraduate financial aid process to see how affordable your Wilkes education can be.

Please note: In order to remain eligible for the transfer scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking domestic student and unless otherwise stated, Wilkes University scholarships and grants are applied towards tuition only.

Follow the links below to find out more about the types of financial aid available at Wilkes, learn how the financial aid process works, and start the application process

Types of Financial Aid
          Financial Aid Process