Student Financial Health

Resources for Students

  • Material

    Professional Development Grant

    WakeWare Technology Grant Program

    • Criteria: Undergraduate student who receives need-based, merit, or athletic scholarship funds from Wake Forest during their first two years of enrollment. The grant covers the one-time full cost of a Standard WakeWare laptop, which includes four years of warranty and accidental damage protection and Winston Salem sales tax.
      Contact/Apply: You will be notified of your eligibility to receive a Technology Grant from the WakeWare Program Manager in late May, or whenever you become eligible thereafter. For questions:
  • Medical

    Counseling Services

    • University Counseling Center
    • For assistance locating off-campus providers options for mental health counseling or psychiatry that offer low-cost fees or a sliding scale for services.

    Patient Advocacy and Insurance Assistance

    • Criteria: Student advocate to assist with insurance questions related to the Student Blue plan.

    Funds for Psychoeducational Evaluation

    • Criteria: Available for undergraduate students with financial need through the Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success. Covers a one-time cost of psychoeducational evaluation.
    • Apply/Contact: CLASS office 
  • Loans

    Federal Loan

    • Criteria: To be considered for federal loans, students should apply for a FAFSA on
    • Students are also welcome to apply for private loans, of which there are many. Wake Forest can accept any private loan lender. Please reach out to Student Financial Aid if you have specific questions.

    Emergency Loan Program

    • Criteria: Undergraduate, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Divinity School students
      Short term institutional loan program for students in emergency situations such as travel expenses to visit family due to death/sickness, etc.

    Park Loan

    • Criteria: School of Business Graduate School Students
      An emergency loan to assist with non-tuition, educationally related expenses
      Apply/Contact: School of Business Financial Aid at

    Hoge Loan

    • Criteria: 3rd Year Law School Students
      Selected on the basis of superior academic achievement, outstanding potential for service as a member of the legal profession, and financial need. Preference given to students interested in certain areas
      Apply/Contact: Law School Financial Aid, Chelsea Holdren at
  • Scholarship & Stipends

    Study Abroad Scholarships

    • Criteria: Departmental scholarship to assist undergraduate students with study abroad costs- transportation costs, fees, etc through Global Programs and Studies.
      Apply/Contact: Janice Claybrook at

    Intercultural Center Student Support

    • Criteria: A fund for undergraduate students who are studying abroad, participating in a service trip, internship, or other activities as the office deems to be in the best interests of both the University and the student. Recipients must volunteer at an IC-hosted event and provide a summary of their experience.

    Experiential Learning Stipend

    Leadership Scholarship

    • The Chinuntdet-Crowe Scholarship Application Scholarship is awarded annually to an upperclass student (rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) who has excelled in campus leadership at the university.  Applicants should be students in good standing with the university, who have demonstrated leadership skills by extensive involvement in, and leadership of, student organizations recognized by Wake Forest. Applications are due in March. For more information or questions, please contact Dexter Sharp at

    Travel Stipend

  • Urgent Need

    Chaplain’s Emergency Fund

  • Test Prep & Fee Reduction
    • Test Prep Partnership: through the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, WFU students can enroll in a Kaplan Live Online course at a significant discount off the retail rate. Learn more:
    • ZSR Library Databases include a subscription via NCLIVE to Testing & Education Reference Center (for GRE, GMAT LSAT, etc.) Follow the link and create an account while on campus and for access.
    • GRE Fee Reduction: ETS (Educational Testing Service) provides the GRE® Fee Reduction Program for individuals who can demonstrate financial need, for those who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation, and for national programs that work with underrepresented groups. Learn more:
    • MCAT Fee Assistance: The AAMC Fee Assistance Program assists those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to take the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), apply to medical schools that use the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®), and more.
  • Local Resources (non-WFU affiliated)

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