Wilkes University

Financial Aid Application Procedure

At Wilkes University, we ask students and families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if they are interested in being considered for any of the following programs:

1. Wilkes University need- based grants

2. Federal grant programs

3. PA state grant programs

4. Federal work-study

5. Federal student loan programs

Completing the FAFSA
Typically, you must meet the following requirements before applying for financial aid through the Department of Education (studentaid.gov):

  • Looking to enter or continue education in a degree-seeking program
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Register with Selective Service, if a male at least 18 years of age
  • Not be in default on a loan made under any Title IV, HEA loan program or owe a repayment on any Title IV funds
  • Be registered for the appropriate number of credits for the semester in which you are applying for financial aid
  • Have a valid social security number or alien registration card

Note: Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal or state financial assistance.

Students can begin to the file the FAFSA on or after October 1 proceeding the year they are seeking financial aid. For example, students looking to attend for the 2022-2023 academic year could file the FAFSA on or after October 1, 2021.