Outside Scholarship(s), State Grant or Employee Tuition Benefits

Each year, many Wesleyan students receive outside scholarships or grants in recognition of their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements. Students are encouraged to seek outside scholarships, as they are a great way to reduce or cancel the “self-help” portion of a financial aid package. 

At Wesleyan, our policy is to use outside scholarships to reduce or replace a loan and/or work study expectation (i.e. the “self-help”) portion of a student’s financial aid package. Outside scholarships greater than these amounts will be used to reduce or replace a student’s summer earnings expectation. If an outside scholarship is in excess of the above, a student may request that the scholarship be applied toward the cost of the university-sponsored health insurance plan (if applicable), or the outside scholarship can be used towards a one-time computer or laptop purchase of up to $1,500. If a student is interested in this option, please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to this purchase. Documentation of the purchase is required.  

If outside scholarships exceed the amounts of the above items, Wesleyan scholarship will be adjusted dollar-for-dollar to ensure that a students’ total aid does not exceed the Cost of Attendance. An outside scholarship will not reduce or replace the Parent Contribution. 

State scholarships and grants received will reduce Wesleyan Scholarship dollar-for-dollar. 

Tuition Remission

Wesleyan’s Tuition Remission policy follows that of our Outside Scholarship. If a parent receives tuition remission benefits from their employer, the self-help portion of the student’s financial aid package will be reduced or replaced. If the tuition remission benefits exceed the self-help portion of the financial aid package, Wesleyan scholarship will be adjusted dollar-for-dollar to ensure that the student’s total aid does not exceed the Cost of Attendance. Tuition Remission benefits will not reduce or replace the Parent Contribution.