Wheaton administers over $50 million in funds through our academic scholarship, need-based financial aid, and alternative financing programs annually. 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.

Financial aid application deadlines for First-Year Applicants
Application Plan Financial aid deadline
Regular Decision (spring entry) November 15
Early Decision 1 November 20
Early Action December 1
Early Decision 2 January 15
Regular Decision (fall entry) January 15
Financial aid application deadlines for Transfer Applicants
Application Plan Financial aid deadline
Transfer (spring entry) November 15
Transfer (fall entry) May 1
Financial aid application deadlines for Returning Students
Application Plan Financial aid deadline
Returning Students May 1

 

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. Please Note:  Late credentials will be accepted and reviewed for funding as resources permit.

Financial aid applicants will no longer be required to complete a CSS Profile.  Students who wish to apply for all forms of financial assistance must complete 2021 – 2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Wheaton Application for Financial Aid (pdf).

First year applicants must upload documents through their admission application portal. Returning students should submit requested documents directly to the Office of Student Financial Services by email (sfs@wheatoncollege.edu), fax, or U.S. Post.