The purpose of Student Financial Services is to provide assistance to qualified students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend Wilberforce University without financial assistance. We encourage all students to complete an application for financial aid. Nearly 95% of Wilberforce University students receive some type of financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, work aid or scholarships.
The student and his/her family have the primary responsibility for financing a college education. However, through federally funded programs and institutional scholarships students may receive assistance. Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending Wilberforce University and the calculated family contribution toward this cost. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the document from which the Expected Family Contribution is calculated.