What is Need-Based Aid?

Need-based aid is financial aid that you can receive if you have financial need and meet other eligibility criteria.

Visit the Applying for Aid page for information about how financial need is determined, priority filing dates, and the application process.

Need-Based Aid Programs

Wake Forest Need-Based Scholarships

Wake Forest Need-Based Scholarships are made possible by the many annual donors to the Wake Forest Fund for Student Aid.

Wake Forest Endowed Need-Based Scholarships

Generous donors have established named scholarships that include financial need as an eligibility criterion. No additional scholarship application is necessary.

FAFSA® Simplification

FAFSA® Simplification is expected to have minor impacts on Wake Forest students.

Ready to Apply?

The steps to take and when to take them.


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Contact Info (Undergraduate)

For additional contact information, visit our Contact page.