Wilkes University

Institutional and Financial Assistance Information

Wilkes University subscribes to the belief that the primary responsibility for financing the cost of higher education rests with the student and his or her family, but Wilkes remains committed to providing resources to make the cost of earning a degree affordable. Toward that end, the University is committed to assisting students through options in regard to federal and private funding sources.

Financial assistance for qualified students is awarded in the form of financial aid packages, which consist of funding sources, such as loans, scholarships and grants. All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance.

Students with questions about financial aid or students seeking applications for financial aid should contact the Financial Services Office or Admissions Office representative at the nearest Wilkes office. More detailed information regarding the financial aid programs and requirements is included in the Consumer's Guide to Financial Aid, Costs, and Charges at Wilkes University, which is also available at the Financial Aid Office and on the Wilkes University Web Site.

Financial Aid Application Procedures

NOTE: Students must be regularly be accepted in a degree seeking program for admission at the University before their application for financial aid will be considered.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
  2. Students who wish to participate in the Federal Direct Stafford Loan or the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Program or both must also complete the appropriate Master Promissory Notes and Loan Entrance Counseling at: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
  3. Students wishing to use a private loan should apply through www.elmselect.com
    • Complete a Graduate Financial Aid request form found on the Wilkes-University Student Portal. Send completed aid request form to financialaid@wilkes.edu