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Affording a Wake Forest education

As a newly admitted student, you’ll probably have some questions about where to start or what to do next. When you do, we’ll be here for you. We’ve provided several places to start below, but, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us at

Cost of attendance

Fee Cost
2021-22 Tuition & Fees (Base)
Housing (standard double room) $10,144
Meals $5,900
Books and supplies $1,500
Personal expenses $1,550
Transportation $1,022
Fed Direct Loan Avg. Fee $64
TOTAL (Estimated):

What to start thinking about now

Financial Wellbeing

Financial Wellbeing is essentially our ability to manage what we have in a responsible manner – both in the short-term and the long – and achieve peace of mind and a piece of our dreams. Learn more about how to manage your finances and take control of college debt.

Financial Literacy

Entrance counseling. Exit counseling. Loan forgiveness. There are a lot of terms you’re going to start hearing over the next four years. Make sure you understand what these terms mean and how they’ll affect you.

Student Financial Services

SFS provides families with information and answers to finance-related questions. Learn about tuition insurance, student account refunds, Deacon OneCard, and DEAC.

Q&A with Tom Benza, Director of Financial Aid

Information for aid recipients

Check your Financial Aid Portal

Make sure your aid is all set (accept/decline loans and work-study, complete loan promissory note and entrance counseling, submit work-study placement survey, complete federal verification requirements). We can help you cut through the red tape.

Check your WFU email account regularly

We’ll be sending you important information to ensure maximum aid eligibility and timely receipt of funds. Make sure you read any email sent from and help us to help you by responding without delay.

Federal Work-Study

It’s not like other aid programs. Federal Work-Study provides a real paycheck to help with daily expenses during the year. It’s not available to pay up-front charges like tuition, housing, and meal plans. So, your student account (DEAC) statement will not include estimated Federal Work-Study earnings.

More information for accepted students

Visit the New Deacs page on the Financial Aid website for more tips and helpful information.

Financial Aid Resources

Office Information

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