Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services provides financial assistance to students who, without such assistance would not be able to pursue higher education. The office utilizes continued service and technological advances to provide students every opportunity in pursuing and continuing their education while maintaining behaviors and standards of professional conduct.

Considered the Most Affordable Private College in NC

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Net Price Calculator

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What does Net Price mean?

Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

What is Net Price Calculator?

Net price calculators are available on a college’s or university’s website and allow prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account.

Financial Aid Facts About NCWU


NC Wesleyan University awards annually in financial assistance and scholarships.


Traditional program students are eligible for some source of financial assistance.


Most affordable private, nonprofit university in NC

The average scholarship package lowers the cost of attending North Carolina Wesleyan University, which makes Wesleyan compatible in cost with North Carolina’s state universities.


Students attending NCWU receive student loans to assist with their educational expenses.

NCWU 2020 Cohort Default Rate*


North Carolina average in 2020: 0.89%
National average in 2020: 0.53%

What are Cohort Default Rates?*
Colleges’ “cohort default rates” (CDRs) measure the share of their federal student loan borrowers who default within a specified period of time after entering repayment. Colleges with high CDRs may lose future eligibility for federal grants and loans.

How is the cohort default rate calculated?
The cohort default rate is a formula where the total number of borrowers who entered repayment in a particular year and defaulted in a two- or three-year term is divided by the total number of borrowers entering repayment in that particular year.