Understand Costs and Financial Aid

Whether you are a first-time college student or returning to college to complete your degree, the journey to college can be overwhelming. Understanding the cost of attendance shouldn’t be.

What to Know about Paying for College

At every university, you’ll pay tuition and fees. You can explore those costs below. WPU offers financial aid to students through both gift money — grants and scholarships — and need-based aid. To qualify for need-based aid or student loans, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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We make it easy – As long as you fill out the FAFSA, we’ll consider you for both merit and need-based aid, without additional essays or applications.

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Nearly 100% of our students receive a scholarship, grant, or financial aid. We award these automatically when you apply and fill out the FAFSA.

Traditional Undergraduate Costs

View a breakdown of costs for traditional undergraduate students.

School of Professional studies Costs

View a breakdown of costs for School of Professional Studies students.

Frequently Asked Questions


WPU is pleased to offer a tuition insurance plan to students and parents. This elective insurance plan through GradGuard™ offers Tuition Insurance from Allianz Global Assistance. This provides coverage for tuition, housing and board charges should a student have to leave before completing a semester due to illness or accident. The insurance covers up to 100% of all tuition, housing and meals. To enroll in this plan or learn more about the plan go to Gradguard.com/tuition/peace or call 1-866-724-4384.


WPU offers a convenient monthly payment plan with up to five equal monthly payments each semester. There is an enrollment fee of $35.00 each semester to participate in the plan payable at the time of enrollment. Enroll by logging into your account via PacerNet. Click “Student Accounts” and then “Finance portal.”


WPU requires health insurance of all traditional full-time students. If you already have health insurance, you can waive WPU’s insurance through an online waiver found on the Current Parents page.



Contact your financial aid counselor directly for all questions that pertain to financial aid. If you don’t know which counselor is assigned to you, you can call the Office of Financial Aid at 919.508.2394 and they can connect you to the correct person.


The charges for meals and housing are generated based on information in the Office of Residential Life. Contact them directly at 919.508.2014 for any questions you have regarding these items.


Not sure which department to contact? Use the chart to guide your inquiry.

Student Accounts

  • Charges on your bill
  • Payment plans
  • Making a payment
  • Business holds preventing registration
  • Health insurance charge/waivers
  • Parking decals
  • Refunds of excess financial aid
  • Tuition Refund Policy
  • 1098-T forms

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility
  • Federal Work Study
  • Specific Information about your award
  • Parent PLUS Loans
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Special circumstance or professional judgment appeals

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