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