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Reynolda Hall 4



8:30 a.m.—5 p.m.

Mailing Address

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7246
Winston-Salem, NC 27109


Dollars and sense.

Navigate your best financial path! Browse the topics below, then visit our New Deacs page for detailed information or step-by-step instructions.

Improve your financial wellbeing.

Visit our financial wellbeing resources page to learn how to make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and into your professional life.

Achieving your education goal requires a significant investment of effort, time and money. Start learning now what you need to know to spend wisely and to take advantage of opportunities.

What you need to know

Information for All Students

Student Financial Services

  • Learn about tuition insurance, student account refunds, Deacon OneCard, billing statements, and DEAC.

Student Employment

  • Find information about on-campus employment and local job opportunities.


  • Let the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) help you explore the possibilities.

Outside Scholarship Announcements and Private Scholarship Searches

  • Don’t fall for scholarship scams and know the websites you visit are verified. Local organizations are great resources for outside scholarship opportunities. Wake Forest students can access to use the scholarship search tool to find verified scholarships.


  • Wake Forest’s academic technology program provides the opportunity to purchase a laptop computer. Students receiving a Wake Forest need, merit, or athletic grant are eligible for a WFU Technology Grant to purchase the current standard model.

Continuing Student ScholarshipsResearch and Creative Funding OpportunitiesEntrepreneurship AssistanceStudy Abroad ScholarshipsOther Global Student FundingScholarships for Christian Outreach and Chaplain’s Emergency Fund

  • See a sample of what’s available to returning students. Keep your eyes and ears open. Opportunities are varied and ever-changing.

Financing options include the Federal PLUS LoanSupplemental Loans, and a Monthly Payment Plan

Information for Aid Recipients

Check your Financial Aid Portal

  • Visit to 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 and complete federal verification requirements).

Federal Work-Study

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

Spend Wisely

  • Aid eligibility is based on “modest but adequate” standard estimates of expenses. Don’t overspend on a meal plan that you might not fully need. Consider used or rented textbooks. Access free entertainment. Use free or low-cost transportation. Get local discounts. Find other tips.

Aid Eligibility is an Annual Process

  • Tip: Create a calendar reminder now for the next three years. The priority financial aid application date for continuing students is February 1 each year. When a family’s financial circumstances change, aid eligibility also changes. (For example, if fewer siblings will be enrolled as undergraduate students in college in future years, then the remaining enrolled student’s aid eligibility will likely be reduced for those years.) Use the Net Price Calculator to project your likely future aid eligibility if you anticipate such changes.

Report Your Outside Scholarships Now

  • Let us know if you have received (or expect to receive) a scholarship from any source that is not already included in your current financial aid record at Wake Forest.
  • Current merit scholarship recipients with any questions should visit Wake Forest Scholars.
  • Athletic scholarship recipients should contact Athletics Compliance at 336.758.3992 with any questions.


  • Are scholarships taxable? Am I required to file a tax return? Find answers.

Veterans Education Benefits

  • If you are planning to use VA Education Benefits, please send your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter to the VA Certifying Official.


  • Complete the Residency Determination Service online interview if your aid notification includes the North Carolina Need-Based Scholarship or other state aid.

Summer School Aid

  • Summer financial aid at Wake Forest consists of remaining academic year federal aid eligibility, private education loans, and very limited institutional aid programs.

Information for Aid Recipients

  • Learn about your responsibilities as an aid recipient and other important information.

Changes in Status

  • Changes in your enrollment (full-time vs. part-time), living location (on-campus, off-campus apartment, or at home with parents/family), and/or learning mode (in-person vs. remote) may change your aid eligibility. Please contact us for advice.

Withdrawal and Aid Reduction

  • If unforeseen circumstances occur and you must leave Wake Forest during a semester, aid amounts may be reduced. Consider purchasing tuition insurance.