Financial Aid

Financial Aid at Wilkes

We're here to guide you on the path to financing your future.

Whether you're starting the college search process, planning your college finances, getting ready to complete the FAFSA or facing a change in income, our dedicated team can help.

Find out more about the financial aid journey and the steps you need to take.

Tuition and Costs

A college education will be one of the biggest investments you make in your lifetime. At Wilkes, you earn a return on that investment. 

Your Wilkes education can help you increase your income and improve your economic standing after graduation. 

Plus, over 90% of our students receive some type of financial aid to put the cost of a Wilkes education within reach.

Net Price Calculator

Estimate your scholarship and grant eligibility with our Net Price Calculator. Other items may impact your total cost of attendance.

2021-22 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.

Total Direct Costs $55,757 $40,049 $40,049
Undergraduate Direct Costs Resident Commuter Off Campus
Tuition $37,994 $37,994 $37,994
General Fee $1,920 $1,920 $1,920
Room / Board (meals) $15,708 N/A N/A
Matriculation Fee $135 $135 $135

INDIRECT COSTS are estimated expenses that students may incur each year. We include these costs for planning purposes but they are not billed to students by the University.

Total Cost of Attendance $60,415 $47,147 $55,207
Undergraduate Indirect Costs 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 $58 $58 $58
Living Expenses N/A $1,440 $9,500
Total Indirect Costs $4,658 $7,098 $15,158

*Pharmacy P1-P4 tuition and fees vary from year to year. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.

96%

of first-time, full-time first-year students receive some type of financial aid

40%

of first-time, full-time first-year students receive the PELL Grant

92%

of full-time undergraduates receive some type of financial aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

The financial aid team is here to help, but you need to apply for financial aid before we can put our skills to work. There is no income cutoff to receive federal financial aid and the FAFSA is key to determining your eligibility.

The process may seem overwhelming, but the FAFSA website offers helpful tips while you complete the application. Plus, our team of experts is always here to help. Once the federal government processes your FAFSA, we'll receive your results and send you a financial aid award letter.

Step One

Apply for admission to Wilkes. If you haven't already completed an application, you can apply online.

Apply to Wilkes

Step Two

Both you and your parent/guardian (if you're a dependent) should apply for an FSA identification number. You will use your FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. Hang onto this ID — you and your family will need it when you enroll as a Wilkes student.

Step Three

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Oct. 1. The FAFSA opens on Oct. 1 for the following academic year. Be sure to include Wilkes University's Title IV Code 003394 so we receive your FAFSA results.

The process may seem overwhelming, but the FAFSA website offers helpful tips while you complete the application. Plus, our team of experts is always here to help. Once the federal government processes your FAFSA, we'll receive your results and send you a financial aid award letter.

What's Next?

Questions or Problems? Ask us!

Whether you’re a first-year student or getting ready to graduate, financial issues can be stressful, intimidating and overwhelming.

Our savvy team of financial aid experts is here to help. We’re not magicians, but we’ve seen all sorts of financial aid issues.

We can’t help if we don’t know there’s a problem. Contact us so we can help you work through the issue.

STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES STAFF

If your financial situation has changed, please let us know. Wilkes offers a variety of tuition payment options to help you reach your educational goals.

  • Federal Direct Plus parent loans
  • Private/alternative loans
  • Wilkes University payment plan
  • Federal Direct subsidized/unsubsidized student loans
  • Outside scholarship opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you're unsure of your next steps, we can point you in the right direction.

570-408-4512
financialaid@wilkes.edu

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