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.


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Priority Filing Deadlines

Priority filing deadlines for FAFSA, CSS Profile Application, and 2019 federal tax documents.


Description Date

Early Decision Applicants

November 15, 2020

Regular Decision Applicants

January 1, 2021

Returning Student Applicants

February 15, 2021


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Scholarships

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. All (100%) of aid applications are reviewed by financial aid professionals. Access to federal and institutional need-based aid applications can be found on our Wake Forest is Affordable section.

More on Need-Based Aid


$87,227,579


Total amount of financial aid awarded to our students

$19,646


Average net cost for students receiving need-based aid

$49,164


Average need-based grant and scholarship award

 


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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

Undergraduate

336.758.5154

financial-aid@nullwfu.edu

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Divinity

336.758.3892

gradaid@nullwfu.edu

School of Law

336.758.4603

lawadmissions@nullwfu.edu

School of Business

336.758.4424

sbfinaid@nullwfu.edu

School of Medicine

336.716.2889

finaid@nullwakehealth.edu