This program provides single parents who meet the standards for admission to the College with the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Wilson College while living on campus with up to two children.

Basic Program Facts

  • Wilson has residential space for a maximum of 26 students in this program. The number of students offered the benefits of the program varies from year-to-year based on the number of available residential spaces.
  • Residential space includes two rooms and a full bathroom. Kitchen and lounge space is shared with the other program participants and children living on the same residence hall floor.
  • The program accommodates up to two children per parent.
  • Proof of custody of the child/children is required.
  • A child must be at least 20-months of age when the parent moves on campus.
  • A child must be no older than 12 years by the time the parent graduates.
  • Childcare is provided on weekdays during class hours and any evening that the parent is in class. A College endowment subsidizes the cost of childcare. Parents must provide lunch each day for their children.
  • Children eat for free in the Wilson dining hall but the parent pays for their meals based on the academic year charge for a meal program. All SPS Program students are required to have a College dining plan.
  • Students in this program pay tuition, room, board and fees – the same as any Wilson student.
  • Students apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Students are admitted to the College and to the SPS Program in both the fall and spring semesters.

 

Read about the SPS Program application process here