Investing in Your Future
You are embarking on one of the most important decisions of your life, as your college years will significantly shape you as a person. For this reason, we encourage you to look beyond the "sticker price" and consider a number of factors, ranging from the quality of academic programs to outcomes as you consider attending W&J.
We believe that the most effective learning environments are fostered through personal mentoring. Should you enroll at W&J, we promise to invest your tuition dollars directly into your education to ensure that you will experience engaging classes taught by exemplary faculty.
As you compare financial aid packages of institutions, we encourage you to consider student satisfaction and success. Consistently more than 85 percent of W&J's freshmen return for their sophomore year. We are proud that 94 percent of W&J's 2011 graduates earned their degrees in four years, and 88 percent of our 2011 graduates have been employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduating. As you assess financial factors when making your college decision, you should consider the impact of graduating and entering the workforce on time. We encourage you to review W&J's On-time Graduation Guarantee which promises that all students who meet the College's academic expectations will be able to graduate in four years.
We are committed to making our world-class liberal arts education affordable by offering generous merit and need-based assistance to our students. We recommend that all admitted students apply for financial aid so eligibility can be determined for the various programs available. Typically, 98 percent of W&J students receive financial assistance, and the average financial aid package is $30,100 for the fall of 2013 entering class. Furthermore, 80 percent of this assistance is gift aid, which does not have to be repaid. As you can see, our generous financial aid packages can make the cost of attending W&J competitive with many public institutions.
Please contact any one of our admission or financial aid counselors with questions regarding the financial aid process, interpreting your financial aid package, or ways we can help you invest in your future.
We encourage you to use the helpful links on this page and the FAQ. Should you have more specific questions about the financial aid process, please feel free to contact our staff at 724-223-6019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will contact us so we can help you through this process.
Michelle Anderson, Director of Financial Aid
Charlene Bedillion, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Christine Shaffer, Financial Aid Counselor
Dana Staudt, Loan Coordinator