Wilkes University

Tuition & Costs

Tuition & Costs

Each college or university determines an estimate of how much it will cost for you to attend the school, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. This is your Cost of Attendance, and varies from one institution to another. See How Financial Aid Works to understand how the Cost of Attendance impacts your financial need.

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Our goal is to help you to attend Wilkes University. The key is to apply for financial aid. Even if you don't think you qualify, apply at least the first year to know for sure.

Fact: Over 96 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.

Fact: The majority of undergraduate students receive merit-based scholarships ranging from $6,000-$19,000 annually. In addition, Wilkes need-based grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need within university designated ranges. Awards range considerably from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. These grants are supported by funds received from gifts from alumni and friends of the University and the operating budget.  Please use the information below as a guide for financial planning.


2018–19 Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

DIRECT COSTS are the expenses charged to students by Wilkes University. These are estimated numbers pending approval from the Board of Trustees.

  Resident Commuter Off Campus
Tuition $ 34,454 $ 34,454 $ 34,454
General Fee $ 1,740 $ 1,740 $ 1,740
Room / Board (meals) $ 14,682 N/A N/A
Matriculation Fee (one time) $ 135 $ 135 $ 135
Total Direct Costs $ 51,011 $ 36,329 $ 36,329

INDIRECT COSTSare estimated expenses that students may incur each year. These costs are included in the cost of attendance for planning purposes but are not billed to students by Wilkes University.

  Resident Commuter Off Campus
Books & Supplies $ 1,600 $ 1,600 $ 1,600
Transportation $ 1,000 $ 2,000 $ 2,000
Personal Expenses $ 2,000 $ 2,000 $ 2,000
Loan Fee $ 59  $ 59  $ 59 
Living Expenses N/A $ 1,440 $ 9,000
Total Indirect Costs $ 4,659 $ 7,099 $ 14,659
Total Cost of Attendance $ 55,670 $ 43,428 $ 50,988

The following may also impact your cost of attendance and financial aid:

FEES: Parking, laboratory and course fees may apply depending upon major and/or course selection each semester. These fees are in addition to the general fee listed in the direct cost table. The general fee includes charges for technology, student union, recreation, campus clubs and activities.

VERIFICATION: Some students are selected by the federal government for verification, a process requiring the Office of Student Financial Services to verify tax information against Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing information. Students selected for verification are notified by the Office of Student Financial Services in writing and through the student's Wilkes University email and provided with verification instructions. Adjustments to financial aid may occur as a result of verification.

ANNUAL FAFSA FILING: Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for federal, state and institutional funds.

OUTSIDE FUNDING: Students must immediately report any scholarships, grants and/or other outside sources of funding to the Office of Student Financial Services. The University reserves the right to adjust Wilkes University funds based upon receipt of the additional outside aid.

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY: Students who accept this employment opportunity will receive a check for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis. Federal work-study earnings are not credited to a student's account. Students are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session.

CHANGE IN HOUSING STATUS: A change in housing status may affect your financial aid eligibility. Please notify the Office of Student Financial Services if you intend to change your status (living on campus to commuter, commuter to living on campus).

*P1-P4 (pharmacy) Tuition & Fees= vary from year to year. Please refer to the University Undergraduate Bulletin.


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