Wilkes University

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Net Price CalculatorYou 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

  • Awarded during the admission decision process based on academic performance and are renewable per year  
  • Scholarships offered for the 2021-2022 academic year are:
    • Trustee Scholarship: $25,000
    • Presidential Scholarship: $21,000
    • Provost Scholarship: $19,000
    • Dean Scholarship: $17,000

HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE AWARD: $2,000

  • Awarded to first-time freshmen who reside in Luzerne or Lackawanna counties (applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

OUT-OF-STATE AWARD: $2,000

  • Awarded to freshman students who reside outside of Pennsylvania (applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

BLUE & GOLD OPPORTUNITY GRANT: $10,000

  • Awarded to students who show potential and are not awarded one of the above merit scholarships

As a freshman 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.

Financial Aid Process

Please note: Merit scholarships are based on official SAT/ACT scores and on the cumulative high school grade-point average stated on the official high school transcript at the time an admission decision is made. Unless otherwise stated, Wilkes University scholarships and grants are applied toward undergraduate tuition only.

TRANSFER MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (2021-2022 academic year): $12,000 to $18,000 

  • Awarded based on college/university academic performance and are renewable per year

OUT OF STATE AWARD: $2,000

  • Awarded to transfer students who reside outside of Pennsylvania (applies to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

BLUE & GOLD OPPORTUNITY GRANT: $10,000

  • Awarded to students who show potential and are not awarded one of the above merit scholarships

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000

  • Awarded to transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, in addition to the transfer scholarship listed above; proof of PTK membership must be submitted with admission application

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.

Financial Aid Process

Please note: To remain eligible for the transfer scholarship, students must be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking domestic student. Unless otherwise stated, Wilkes University scholarships and grants are applied toward undergraduate 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


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