Every student applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is in addition to the Wesleyan Financial Aid Application Form. You can also get the FAFSA form from your secondary school counselor. You should send it in as soon as possible after October 1. To learn more about FAFSA, click here.
Wesleyan offers a comprehensive financial aid program. Review some of the scholarships, grants, and loans listed below. Additional awards and scholarships may be available to Wesleyan students. It is not necessary for a student to apply for each scholarship. The student will be considered for each by submitting the Wesleyan application for financial aid.
All merit awards are renewable from year to year, provided the student is enrolled full time (12 or more semester hours) at Wesleyan and satisfies other stipulated conditions of her scholarship. Incoming students may not receive more than one merit award.
Should any academic scholarship recipient receive additional financial aid which results in the overpayment of the student's bill for any academic year or any portion of an academic year, the Financial Aid Office reserves the right to re-evaluate that student's particular situation and reduce the amount of scholarship by the amount of such overpayment. No combination of institutional, federal, or state scholarships and grants may exceed the College's direct costs. Direct costs include tuition, required fees, room (standard double room rate) and board. Students receiving outside scholarships may apply these funds up to the full value of the College's cost of attendance budget, which include an estimate for books, as well as personal and transportation expenses. The College reserves the right to adjust need-based institutional aid if a student receives outside funding, though efforts will also be made to reduce the student's self-help forms of aid, such as work-study and student loans.
Once a student has been accepted to Wesleyan College, she will be contacted by an Admission Counselor who will send her an official invitation to compete in an interview process (by faculty/department) on Scholarship Day for up to full tuition scholarships. No student can apply for any one scholarship - their qualifications and interests indicated in their application/GPA/test scores will be matched with a scholarship and they will be contacted by Admissions, if they qualify.
The Wesleyan College Scholarship Day is an invitation-only spring semester event for high school seniors who have demonstrated exemplary academic records, leadership, or talents through their applications for admission. Students may also compete for a performance art scholarship in art, music, or theatre. Scholarship opportunities are greatly enhanced by participation in Scholarship Day. Call (800) 447-6610 for more information.
Wesleyan offers the Legacy Scholarship, valued at $15,000, to incoming first-year students who are referred to the College by a Wesleyan alumna who is a grandmother, mother, step-mother, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, or aunt of the student. The relationships of great-aunt, godmother, and cousin are not considered legacy. Wesleyan College reserves the right to limit scholarship funds based upon availability.
Several of the college loan funds make it possible for students to borrow money if necessary. No interest is charged on a loan while a student is enrolled at Wesleyan. Interest at 5 to 7 percent is charged beginning on the date of graduation or withdrawal. The principal may be repaid at any time, but becomes due in monthly payments, beginning 90 days after graduation or withdrawal from Wesleyan College. There are no deferment provisions for college loan funds. These loans are awarded at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office.
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