Financial Aid FAQs
- Do I need to reapply for financial aid every year?
Yes. Domestic students (U.S. citizens) will be required to resubmit financial documents each year. For international students, we will utilize the documentation provided during the admission process unless a re-review is requested. To request a re-review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do I need to be accepted for admission before applying for financial aid?
No. We expect you to apply for financial aid according to the priority dates for your admission type (ED1, ED2, Regular Decision, and Transfer). We want to notify you about financial aid at the same time you receive your letter of admission, so please follow the priority dates and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. The priority dates can be found on the Prospective Applicant page.
- Where should I send documentation for the financial aid application?
All documentation or letters or special circumstance should be sent directly to IDOC (Institutional Documentation Service). You will receive instructions regarding your IDOC access after submission of the CSS Profile. Refer to the email received from the CollegeBoard after completion of the CSS Profile for more informaton.
- Does the Financial Aid Office offer financial assistance based on academic merit, athletic ability, or special talents?
Any financial assistance provided by the Financial Aid Office is based strictly on financial need.
- Does Wesleyan expect a contribution from the student?
Wesleyan expects a minimum contribution from students based on the class year. For fall 2016, the first-year student expectation was $2,000.
- How do outside scholarships affect the financial aid provided by Wesleyan?
Scholarships received outside of Wesleyan that are based on merit reduce the portion of a student's financial aid award referred to as self-help. Self-help aid may be comprised of student loans and/or workstudy eligibility. Merit based scholarships received in excess of a student's self-help will reduce the Wesleyan Scholarship received. State grants reduce Wesleyan Scholarship dollar for dollar.