Financial Aid for Bachelor of Liberal Studies

The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) is a non-residential program for students who meet Wesleyan's admissions standards but for a variety of reasons are unable to commit to living on campus. BLS students might include adult learners who hold a job or have family responsibilities. BLS students take courses on a per-credit basis. Normal completion time for the BLS degree is within six years of matriculation.

For more information, please visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/bls/ 

Wesleyan institutional need-based grant aid is not available for the BLS Program at this time. However, students who matriculate to the BLS Program may be eligible for Federal Title IV aid, including Pell Grants and Direct Loans. Eligibility for Direct Loans assumes at least half-time enrollment.  For information about tuition, fees, and payment options, please visit the Bachelor of Liberal Studies website: https://www.wesleyan.edu/bls/tuition.html.

Documents Required

  • 1. FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) 2023-24

    Submit the FAFSA for the appropriate academic year.  If unsure, please contact our office.

    Submit electronically: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
    Wesleyan's school code number is 001424

    • Electronic processing takes approximately 3-5 business days. Be sure to submit in a timely manner so that you do not miss the deadline.
    • In the case of divorced or separated parents, the FAFSA should be completed by the custodial parent.
    • Wesleyan recommends that you use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to import your tax information if eligible.
  • 2. ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION FORM
    The Financial Aid Office will receive this form directly from the Continuing Studies Office once the student's enrollment has been confirmed at the end of the drop/add period. If you have not done so already, please contact the Office of Continuing Studies.
  • 3. LOAN REQUEST FORM
    Should you wish to pursue Federal Direct Loans, the Financial Aid Office requires you to submit a written request, stating how much you are seeking to borrow. The 2022-23 Loan Request form can be found here and should be mailed to finaid@wesleyan.edu. Please be advised that the Federal Direct Loans can take up to 7 business days to process once the Loan Request Form is received.
  • 4. AWARD LETTER WITH THE STUDENT'S SIGNATURE
    Once the Financial Aid Office receives confirmation of your enrollment from the Office of Continuing Studies, we will package you with any loans you have requested. For your loans to disburse to your Student Account in a timely fashion, a signature is required on your official award letter, which will specify your Cost of Attendance, and will incorporate any forms of financial aid that you are receiving. Signed award letters can be mailed to finaid@wesleyan.edu.
  • ALTERNATIVE LOANS
    BLS students that are interested in learning more about alternative loans as a resources to assist them in financing their educational costs are encouraged to go to the Financing Options page.