Wilkes University

General Information

Financial Aid
Students wishing to use financial aid for summer session should stop into the Financial Aid office located on the second floor of 165 S. Franklin Street (Capin Hall) to discuss eligibility for Federal Direct Stafford loans, PHEAA or the federal PELL grant. Our hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Please note: Federal financial aid eligibility for summer is determined by availability of funds left from the current year. Part-time and full-time employment may be available for students through the Federal Work Study program based on financial need or the Institutional Employment Program.


A student who has paid tuition and fees in full and who withdraws from courses, or from the University, by the fourth day of the pre-session, during the first week of the first or second day session, during the first two weeks of the nine-week session, or by the second weekend of Weekender courses, will receive a refund of one-half of his or her tuition and fees, upon written request to the Financial Management Office.

No refunds will be made to students who withdraw from courses or the University after these periods. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University are not entitled to refunds.

Please note: Once a student submits a registration form in person, by phone, or on-line; he or she is considered registered and will be billed appropriate tuition charges. Students are not withdrawn from a course when they simply stop attending. Students must complete withdrawal forms, available at the Registrar's office located in Capin Hall at 165 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Tuition Reimbursements

Wilkes will gladly defer payments for students who have tuition benefits from their employers. Employer Deferment Agreement forms and additional information are available from the Bursar's office located at 32 W. South Street, Wilkes-Barre. The cashier desk hours are Monday through Friday from     9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please note:Requests for deferment must be submitted prior to the start of each semester.  Click here for the employer deferment form. Deferment applies only to the amount the employer will reimburse on tuition. It does not include fees, room and board, books or other charges unless otherwise noted by your employer. These charges must be remitted as required by Wilkes.

If a reimbursement check is not received 30 days after the conclusion of a course, the student is personally responsible for payment. Students with unpaid, past-due balances will be placed on financial hold, which will not allow course registration for the next semester, mailing of grades/official transcripts, and diplomas. Clearance forms cannot be signed until all outstanding account balances are paid in full.

Graduating Students

Remember to register for the appropriate GRD 000 section, so appropriate offices can be notified and your graduation clearance can be processed.

Residence Hall & Dining

Residence-hall space is available to students during all summer sessions. Residence-hall fees must be paid prior to taking occupancy. Students will be provided with a 15-meal-per-week board plan (Mon-Fri only, Day Sessions I and II), laundry facilities, living space furnished with a bed, desk, chair, dresser, and wardrobe/closet space.

All meals will be served in the Henry Student Center's Cuscela Memorial Dining Room. The Cuscela Memorial Dining Room is open to all students on a cash basis Monday-Friday. The costs have not yet been finalized for this summer, so please watch this page for updates. For more information on residence hall or dining facilities, please contact the Residence Life Office or the Dining Service Office.


The Wilkes bookstore is located in the lower level of the Barnes & Noble located at 7 South Main Street, just off Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Store hours are:

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.


10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

You can also order your books online by opening the "Quick Links" menu in the top right corner of this page and clicking on "Bookstore." This service allows you to select your books by course. No need to stand in line; it's the fastest and quickest way to order your books.

Day care

Day care services may be partially subsidized by the University. Call 570-408-4110 or stop by the University Student Affairs Office in Conyngham Hall.

Veteran's Benefits

Information about Veterans' benefits is available through the Veteran’s Counselor, Lt. Col. Mark Kaster. Contact Lt. Col. Kaster at (570) 408-5046 or mark.kaster@wilkes.edu. Wilkes is a Yellow Ribbon School.

The Eugene Shedden Farley Library

The library is an excellent resource for Wilkes University students. Visiting students need only provide proof of registration to the library staff and a temporary card will be issued.

The library houses more than 220,000 volumes, 1,100 periodical subscriptions, and 700,000 pieces of microfilm. The library staff will gladly assist students in learning how to use the collection & the electronic resources.