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.

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 2022 – 2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Wheaton Application for Financial Aid located on the Forms and Resources page.

Financial aid application deadlines for First-Year Applicants
Application Plan Financial aid deadline
Regular Decision (spring entry) November 15
Early Decision 1 November 15
Early Action November 15
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 April 1


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.

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