Types and Sources of Aid


 Financial aid is available from many different sources – the federal government; state departments and agencies; private organizations such as the Rotary, churches, employers and from the college.  Wilson College students received more than $14 million in financial aid from all sources.   For many types of aid, the student must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).We encourage all students to apply for aid from many sources.  Wilson College does not reduce Wilson College grants or scholarships if a student receives a scholarship from a private organization.   Information can be found in your high school guidance office, through online searches, in newspaper articles, from employers as well from the Wilson College Financial Aid Office.

  •  Grants - money that you don't pay back usually based on financial need
  •  Scholarships - awarded based on a special skill or talent such as academic, artistic or service
  •  Loans - money that must be repaid usually with interest
  •  Work - money earned from on-campus employment

The federal government provides a number of different grants to students with financial need.  For most grants, the student only needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be automatically considered.  Grants are available to students who are enrolled in at least two full credit courses during a semester who have been accepted to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree program.  Below are listed the various grants that students may receive at Wilson College.

Federal Pell Grant - Grant awarded to lower and middle income students.  Awards range from $574-$5,645 per year. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)–Federal grant program assisting exceptionally needy students with preference given to Federal Pell Grant recipients.  Awards range from $200 to $2,000.  To apply, complete the FAFSA by April 30.

Troops to Teachers - Students in the TIP program who are in the military may be eligible for this grant.  U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.  More information can be found online for Troops to Teachers.

Contact Information

Financial Aid
T: 717-262-2016
F: 717-262-2530