Paying for College

At Johnson & Wales University, we are here for you through every step of the financial aid process. This is an exciting time, and we can help! Here's how to get started.

Talk with Your Personal Financial Representative

You will be provided with a dedicated contact whose goal is to help students and their families navigate financial aid. We’re here to answer your questions and set you on a path to college at JWU.

Connect with your Providence Financial Planner Connect with your Charlotte Financial Planner

File Your FAFSA

If you want to maximize your potential financial aid, begin by filling out your FAFSA today! It doesn’t cost anything to apply to JWU or to file your FAFSA to see where you stand. Accepted students with a FAFSA on file receive a personalized financial aid offer letter that provides comprehensive information about your qualification for federal, state and institutional aid.

Scholarships & Grants

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

Explore Scholarships

Only after you’ve investigated all of the opportunities to help you pay for college can you compare the affordability of a JWU education with public universities. When you calculate your costs and discounts and factor in the benefits of a JWU education, you’ll see that we’re more than competitive with other private universities — and even with many public universities. You might be surprised to learn that you can afford the value a private college education can offer. But don’t take our word for it, listen to what some of our students have to say:

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:

Providence Net Price Calculator
Charlotte Net Price Calculator


Explore JWU From Home

Until you can visit in person, explore a sneak peek of campus and student life through this immersive experience.

Explore JWU From Home

FAFSA Changes

Early application date: To maximize your financial offer, you can apply as early as October 1st.

FAFSA code 003404

Over 90% of all JWU students receive institutional scholarships and/or grants from the university