Financial Aid

Creating an Affordable Wake Forest

The mission of Student Financial Aid is to provide the financial resources needed for enrollment by a socio-economically, ethnically and geographically diverse student body. We are committed to helping students with an appetite for rigorous work and a dynamic community, as well as the ability to intellectually challenge our teacher-scholars and each other.

Wake Forest meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.

We work to make it financially possible for students who are committed to philanthropy, service, friendliness, honor, and living Pro Humanitate to enroll at Wake Forest.


Priority Filing Dates

Priority filing dates for the 2022-2023 FAFSA, CSS Profile Application, and 2020 federal tax documents.

Description Date

Early Decision Applicants

November 15, 2021

Regular Decision Applicants

January 1, 2022

Returning Student Applicants

February 15, 2022

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Wake Forest offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships. These scholarships, among the highest honors given to WFU students, are renewable for up to 4 years, subject to satisfactory academic, extracurricular, and civic performance.

More on Merit-Based Scholarships

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Need-Based Aid

Most financial aid at Wake Forest is determined on the basis of a family’s demonstrated financial need. Aid applications are reviewed by financial aid professionals.

More on Need-Based Aid

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WFU Financial Aid Offices

Additional contact info for each school can be found on our contact page.

College/School Phone Email



Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Divinity


School of Law


School of Business


School of Medicine