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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free financial aid application used to award U.S. federal grants and loans to eligible applicants. To maximize your potential financial aid, file your FAFSA today! For Fall 2024 applicants and returning students, the 2024-2025 FAFSA application is now open. Read our FAFSA update to learn more about the new 2024-2025 application.

Getting Started: 5 Ways to Finance College

A college education is becoming a requirement for many jobs worldwide — but it comes with a cost. Yet there are many more ways to afford a college degree than you might think, and JWU is here to help guide you through them! More than 98% of all JWU students receive institutional scholarships and/or grants from the university.


Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are both funds you may obtain for college that you don’t have to pay back. Scholarships, whether from JWU or from third parties, tend to be based on academic merit. Grants, including Pell grants and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity grants, are based on financial need.


Family Contributions

An annual report on how students pay for college shows that nearly half of the cost of college educations are funded by parent income and parent savings, while another 2% of the cost is funded by other family members. Talk with your relatives or guardians to explore how they can help you secure your future!


Personal Savings

Your own savings are a great investment toward your future — so keep adding to that piggy bank and exploring scholarship and grant opportunities! Many students have a college savings plan — like a 529 account — to which they or their families have contributed funds toward their education, waiting for the day you get your acceptance letter!



You may obtain low-interest federal loans that can be repaid over a number of years. Loans can be subsidized (where the government pays the interest for you as long as you’re enrolled at least half-time in college) or unsubsidized (where you’re responsible for all interest). You may also obtain private loans from lenders such as banks and credit unions.


Working While In College

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses, while part-time student employment opportunities abound to help JWU students earn money. JWU offers a variety of student employment opportunities, such as student assistants and student teachers, to JWU students from all economic backgrounds.


Calculating Your Costs: Putting It All Together

What’s the real cost of college, and how do you pay for it? Follow along as Sofia figures it out.

Your JWU Resources

Use these resources to kick-start the financial aid process. This is an exciting time, and we can help!

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Financial Planning

Connect with a dedicated contact whose goal is to help students and their families navigate financial aid.

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Scholarships & Grants

At JWU, there are numerous, achievement-based scholarships and grants available to eligible applicants.

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Tuition & Fees

JWU is committed to making a quality education as accessible and affordable as possible.

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JWU’s Net Price Calculator

New full-time undergraduate applicant or prospective students can use our Net Price Calculator to estimate and plan for educational costs at JWU’s Providence and Charlotte campuses:




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Visit JWU

There’s so much to do (and see) at JWU! Whether you are exploring the Providence or Charlotte campus, you will get an up-close look at what makes JWU great. Explore where you’ll live, learn, and enjoy all campus has to offer. We can’t wait to show you JWU!

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