Application Process

All need-based financial aid is determined by the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This system ensures consistency and fairness in awarding financial aid to students with genuine need regardless of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. Because funds are limited, early application (as soon after October 1st as possible) is essential.

The FAFSA may be completed electronically on the U.S. Department of Education's website A new student must be accepted as a degree seeking student to Wilmington College before a financial aid offer can be determined.

When a student's financial aid file is complete, the Student One Stop Center will determine the student's eligibility for grants, work on-campus, and loans. A Financial Aid Offer notification is sent to the students’ Wilmington College email account, if the student qualifies for financial aid.

The amount of aid which may be offered differs for full and part-time students.

Wilmington College operates on a first-come, first-served basis, using both the date of acceptance to Wilmington College and the date of receipt of the completed information from the federal processor. Wilmington College recommends that students submit the FAFSA to the federal processor by March 15 to make it possible to receive as much financial aid as possible.