Financial Aid

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Students Receiving Scholarship Money

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Students Receiving Pell Grants

Pell Grant / FAFSA

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Scholarships

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Loans

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Work-Study

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Grants

  • Pell grant – most of our students qualify for the Pell grant. The Pell grant awards between $672-$6495 (split in half per semester).  

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants – available to a limited number of full-time students with exceptional financial aid eligibility. The amount of the grant ranges from $100 to $1,000 per academic year and, when awarded, will replace 25% of college grant funds from the latest financial aid award.

  • Ohio students need to complete the FAFSA before October 1 if they wish to qualify for an Ohio Grant.

Scholarships

  • AWC Scholarships – Allegheny Wesleyan College offers a large number of scholarships to its students.

  • National Scholarships –  There are many scholarships available nationwide that are available to apply for.

Loans

  • The Subsidized, Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, are available to students unable to meet their financial obligations through other sources.

  • Federal PLUS Loans are available to parents who wish to help their students with their financial obligations.

Work-Study

  • Student employment is an integral part of the financial aid program at AWC.  Eligibility is based on financial need and work abilities.  Students are expected to enroll full-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress and perform their jobs in a satisfactory manner.  Since campus jobs are limited, some students will have to seek off-campus work.

Veterans Benefits

  • Allegheny Wesleyan College is approved by the State Approving Agency for veterans and their dependents. Benefits are available only to students pursuing a B.A. degree.

Planning a Budget

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  • Categorize Expenses.
  • Crunch the Numbers.
  • Apply for Grants and scholarships.
  • Consider student loans with a pre-determined plan to pay back.
  • Find a source of income (if you’ll be working).
  • Form Your Attainable Budget.
  • Use apps to help you (i.e. MS Excel, Mint, Level Money, Left to Spend, Personal Capital, YNAB).
  • Be frugal. Shop at stores with student discounts, go to thrift stores, shop online, price match, carpool, learn to save.
  • Stay on top of tracking expenses and keep regular record of account standing. 

 

AWC Average Student Debt for Graduates

USA Average Student Loan Debt for Graduates

*Percentages and Amounts reflecting AWC statistics are based on a 5 year evaluation

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