Financial Aid

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If you need it, you are almost guaranteed to get money put on your school bill! You just have to fill out some information!


Students Receiving Scholarship Money


Students Receiving Pell Grants

Pell Grant / FAFSA

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  • Pell grant – most of our students qualify for the Pell grant. The Pell grant awards between $750-$7395 (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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Budgeting 101

  • 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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