Wilkes University

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.

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Academic Year

Awarded based on academic performance and renewable each year.

  • Trustee Scholarship: $27,000
  • Presidential Scholarship: $25,000
  • Provost Scholarship: $23,000
  • Dean Scholarship: $18,000
 

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.

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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 Concerns? Ask us!

Whether you’re a first-year student or getting ready to graduate, financial steps can be stressful, intimidating and overwhelming. Our team of financial aid experts is here to help you through the process.

If you have questions or concerns, or your financial situation has changed, please don't hesitate to let us know so we can assist you.

Please visit us in Capin Hall, 2nd floor, during normal business hours or contact us at 570-408-4512 or financialaid@wilkes.edu.

Contact Us

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

570-408-4512
financialaid@wilkes.edu

Capin Hall
165 S. Franklin St.
John Wilkes Statue