More than 85 percent of the financial aid awarded at Wilberforce University is based upon need. Therefore, there are some basic requirements that you must meet in order to apply for these need-based programs. Since the Federal Government provides the majority of the funds in our need-based student financial aid programs, these are the most important rules to which you will need to comply in order to receive its aid:
In order to be considered for financial aid, student must:
1. Be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., citizens of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, or eligible non-citizens as documented by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
2. Have been admitted to enroll or are enrolled in a degree program at Wilberforce University.
3. Meet satisfactory academic progress standards.
4. Demonstrate an ability to benefit in their intended course of study.
5. Have a valid Social Security Number.
6. Not be in default on a Federal loan or owe a repayment on a Federal Grant or have property subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States.
7. Register with the Selective Service, if male
8. Not be convicted under federal or state law of sale or possession of illegal drugs.
It should be noted that the vast majority of financial resources described herein come from the federal government and are primarily directed toward American students. Wilberforce University does offer specialized scholarships to International students. However, The University expects that international students will be capable of financing their entire educational expenses during their undergraduate matriculation. To avoid undue stress, a deposit of direct educational expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) for the initial year is required prior to registration.