Wilkes University

Undergraduate Financial Aid

NPCYou can already picture yourself at Wilkes, settling into your room, meeting new people around campus, checking out a sporting event 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. 

Merit scholarships are awarded during the admission process. Merit scholarships are based on academic performance. Scholarships offered for those students applying for fall 2018 include:


    • 1290 SAT / 28 ACT and 3.25 GPA (4.0 Grade Scale) / 85.00 or above (100% Grade Scale)
    • 1190-1280 SAT / 26-27 ACT and 3.0 GPA (4.0 Grade Scale) / 83.00 - 84.99 or above (100% Grade Scale)
    • 1100-1180 SAT / 23-25 ACT and 2.75 GPA (4.0 Grade Scale) / 81.00 - 82.99 or above (100% Grade Scale)
    • 1000-1090 SAT / 21-22 ACT and 2.5 GPA (4.0 Grade Scale) / 79.00 - 80.99 or above (100% Grade Scale)
**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 2018 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