Introduction to Financial Aid at Wake Forest
The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to helping
all admitted students find the resources to attend Wake Forest
University.While the primary responsibility for financing college costs
belongs to students and their parents, financial aid is available
for families who do not have the resources to meet the full
cost of attendance. If you think you will need financial assistance
to attend Wake Forest, we encourage you to apply.
Your financial aid application materials will be used to determine
eligibility for both federal and institutional aid. Wake
Forest is one of a small group of private institutions that
agrees to meet 100% of each regularly admitted student's demonstrated
financial need. The Office of Student Financial
Aid coordinates a comprehensive financial aid program consisting
of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. Funding
sources include federal and state programs, need-based scholarships,
the university's own financial resources, and other sources.
Students can generally expect to
receive a combination of grant and self-help aid. 63% of the University's undergraduates receive some type
of financial assistance, and 40% receive need-based aid.
The Office of Student Financial Aid also has information and
resources for students and families who need additional assistance
to meet their expected share of educational expenses.
To help families plan for educational
costs, we are committed to maintaining the same level of financial
support for need-based aid over the course of four years. While
students are required to reapply for aid each year, if the family's
financial circumstances remain relatively unchanged, students
can be assured of comparable support. Meeting renewal application deadlines is a significant factor in assuring comparable portions of grant assistance.
In addition to need-based financial aid programs and alternative
financing options, Wake Forest offers a variety of merit
scholarships. These scholarships are highly competitive
and are awarded on the basis of academic distinction, leadership,
community service, artistic talent, and a variety of other unique
contributions and characteristics.
The information on our web site is designed to help you learn
more about the resources we have available through the Office
of Student Financial Aid. If you have further questions, please
feel free to write us or give us a call.
Office of Student Financial Aid
PO Box 7246
Winston-Salem, NC 27106