How to Apply for Financial Aid

You can possibly lower the cost of attending WPU with just a few simple steps. 

Do your future self a favor and explore all of your opportunities for financial aid. At WPU, every accepted student is automatically considered for merit and need-based aid (with a submitted FAFSA). Financial aid is available in the form of:

  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • Federal Work-Study Programs
  • North Carolina Need Based Scholarship (based on need for NC residents ONLY)
  • WPU Grants & Scholarships
  • Private Loans 

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How To Apply for Financial Aid

  • Step 1 - Apply to WPU
    Apply for admission to William Peace University.

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  • Step 2 - Complete a FAFSA
    Complete the required Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 for priority consideration.

    • Enter WPU’s school code: 002953 (this is so we receive your information as soon as it is processed!)
    • If you’re an NC resident, you can participate in CFNC FAFSA Day

    Complete a FAFSA

  • Step 3 - WPU Will Evaluate Your Financial Aid Eligibility
    After submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that outlines your expected family contribution (EFC). Once accepted for admissions, William Peace University will then use your SAR to determine your financial aid eligibility.
  • Step 4 - Discover Your WPU Scholarship Award Amount
    The Office of Admissions will notify you of your merit award via your acceptance letter!
  • Step 5 - Secure Your Enrollment!
    Once you’re accepeted to WPU, lock in your enrollment with a small $250 deposit.

    Submit Your Deposit

    Don’t have $250 for a full deposit? That’s fine. You can put down a partial payment.

    Submit an Intent to Enroll Form

Fine Print

Any federal grant is awarded at the maximum amount currently authorized for your current enrollment status and is subject to change based on final approval and funding by the US House of Representatives and Senate.

Any grant funded by the State of North Carolina is the maximum amount currently authorized for your current enrollment status and is subject to change based on action and appropriations by the North Carolina General Assembly.

All William Peace University, scholarships are subject to renewal from semester to semester based on the student meeting the minimum criteria of the award.