Admissions & Financial Aid

Did you know that roughly 95% of all JWU on-ground students receive institutional scholarships and/or grants from the university? JWU is committed to making our education as accessible and affordable as possible. To help make the process less daunting, we provide each student a financial planning representative to guide them (and you!) through the process of financing higher education. Additional services include in-person loan counseling, financial education webinars, and other strategies to make attending JWU financially possible.

Financial aid timeline - content is as follows: 1. file your FAFSA. JWU's Code is 003404. 2. submit your $300 deposit to secure your spot. 3. Apply for and select housing. 4. attend new student orientation. 5. see you on campus at move in day!

The Financial Aid Process

“Johnson & Wales is here to support students and their families to really uncomplicate and unbundle the financial aid process,” said Lynn Robinson, vice president of Student Academic & Financial Services. We are dedicated to making it as seamless as possible to make your college dreams a reality. Learn how.


Admissions & Aid Videos

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My Student Has Applied: Now What?

Now that your student has submitted their JWU application, you might be wondering what comes next. Laura Hauser breaks down what the next steps are.
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My Student Has Been Accepted: Now What?

Congratulations on your student's acceptance to JWU, and welcome to the Wildcat family! Are you wondering what the next steps are? Laura Houser will explain.
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Advice from Current Students

More than 90% of JWU students receive institutional aid. We asked 3 of our students to offer their perspectives on the process.
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Funding Study Abroad

Did you know that financial aid (federal included) can apply to study abroad programs at JWU? Talk to your financial planner about which costs can be covered by financial aid. Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by JWU may be considered enrollment at JWU for the purposes of applying for Title IV aid.

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