Worried about affording a private college? Don’t be.

We understand that families are often curious, and may be overwhelmed, when it comes to projecting college costs. This is why it is our goal to provide information to applicants and their families about how to make college more affordable. Wooster is particularly fortunate to have incredibly successful and loyal alumni who donate generously, allowing us to provide surprisingly large aid awards.

This year, for example, more than 85% of our students received some assistance. Over $50 million of this aid takes the form of merit scholarships and need-based grants that are offered to students without any repayment obligation. Other major forms of financial aid available to incoming and current Wooster students includes over $7 million in loans and $1 million in campus employment opportunities.

Wonder if you will qualify for financial aid?

The 2022-2023 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2022. We encourage families to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Wooster’s federal school code is 003037. And don’t forget, our generous merit scholarships reward your hard work and academic achievement. In fact. Money magazine ranked Wooster No. 10 on its list of the best private colleges for merit aid.

Questions? Contact Us

Pearl House – Corner of Pearl Street and Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2317
Email: financialaid@wooster.edu
Fax: 330-263-2634

Helpful Resources

How to Apply

Wooster’s Early Aid Estimator

Financial Aid for Returning/Continuing Students

Deadlines, Reminders, & Suggested Filing Dates




Work Study & Student Employment

External Scholarships

Tuition Exchange

Helpful Financial Aid Links

Financial Aid Staff

Special Circumstances

Return of Title IV Funds

Unearned Tuition Assistance Policy

Financial Aid FAQ

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