Applications & Awards
Wheaton administers over $30 million in funds through our academic scholarship, need-based financial aid, and alternative financing programs annually. For more information on the academic and need-based programs, follow the links on the right. In order to be considered for need-based funding it is important to meet your financial aid application deadline. Late applicants will be reviewed on a funds-available basis.
Deadlines for applying for need-based financial aid
(Please refer to table on the right)
These deadlines are required for consideration of need-based financial aid. Students who wish to be considered for academic scholarships only do not need to complete a financial aid application. Academic scholarships require no additional application; recipients are selected from the incoming freshmen applicant pool by the Office of Admission.
Financial aid applicants must submit a CSS Profile, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), parent(s)' and student's federal tax return(s), all pages and schedules, along with employer W-2s for the most recently completed tax year.
For Freshman Class of 2018: 2012 federal tax returns are acceptable until your 2013 returns are available. Awards based on 2012 tax returns and estimated 2013 income are tentative, and are reviewed and finalized upon receipt of 2013 returns.
Early Action applicants: Financial Aid notification will be sent to accepted Early Action applicants by April 1st.
All Financial Aid Applicants: Some students may also need to submit additional information such as the CSS Profile Non Custodial Parent's Statement, CSS Profile Business Farm Supplement, and a business or corporate income tax return.