JWU Increases Aid to Over $140 Million for 2012-13

Did you know that more than 25% of freshmen enrolled during fall 2008 were the first in their families to attend college? Or that, in fiscal year 2010, 90% of JWU students received some form of aid?

At JWU, we’re committed to making sure that tuition costs don’t get in the way of making your education a reality. How do we do this?

Increasing Aid, Lowering Costs

We’ve taken proactive steps to lower student debt, including keeping tuition cost increases to a minimum and allocating $140+ million for the 2012-13 academic year.

When putting together financial aid packages, we emphasize scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid when you complete your studies.

Keep in mind that most financial aid packages typically include a combination of all three types of federal student aid:

  • Grants: Funds for college that do not have to be repaid
  • Work-study: Part-time employment to earn funds while enrolled
  • Loans: Borrowed funds that must be repaid with interest

Guiding You Through the Process
You may need help weeding through all the financial aid information out there. Your dedicated financial planner will guide you and your family through the process, making sure you understand financial terminology, loan and repayment options, and alternative sources of aid. He or she will also work with you to tailor a financial aid package to your particular needs.

To get started, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the March 1 priority deadline.

The FAFSA isn’t just for federal student aid like Pell grants, student loans, and work-study. JWU uses this information to help allocate institutional funds and scholarships; filling out the form ensures your eligibility.

From there, stay on top of paperwork and deadlines. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the various types of aid. And contact your financial planner when you have questions or get stuck. We’re here to help.