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Wilkes University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$48,814 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,946 tuition
$13,746 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$1,622 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$48,814 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$31,946 tuition
$13,746 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$1,622 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$18,457 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
40% get federal aid ($5,121 avg)
49% get state aid ($4,126 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($18,457 avg)
84% get loans ($10,302 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.42% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.42% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $22,643 97%
Federal Grant Aid $5,121 40%
Pell Grants $4,530 40%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 24%
Institution Grant Aid $18,457 96%
State Grant Aid $4,126 49%
Student Loans $10,302 84%
Federal Loans $6,064 83%
Other Loans $15,453 23%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$6,000 R
$8,000 R
$11,000 R
$15,000 - $25,000
$6,000 - $13,000
$5,000 - $7,000 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Wilkes University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
84 West South Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
(570) 408-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $959
Out of State $959


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jacqueline from Ashland, PA
  • I am a current student here

    This all depends on your major. I am a pharmacy major so I didn't have many choices of which school offered this. I would much rather be closer to home that find myself in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.

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  • 3
  • john from Valley Stream, NY
  • I am a current student here

    sure the tuition is a little pricey but most students if any, pay the full sticker price as teh school gives away ALOT of money in financial aid. you have the chance to get plenty of 1 on 1 attention with your professors and the school offers free tutoring as well.

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  • 5
  • Toni from Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Wilkes University's student development makes sure that they put on alot for the student who live on campus and off they bring a band once a year, prep rallys, bingo, cookouts, and casino,and casino noghts. Wilkes also has club hours where different clubs get together, or the bring certain things in for the students to do for example ritas ice cream, blood drives, bake sales, etc. the university is big on students that come from other countries that they have certain days that they get everyone who wants to come to an event that serves dinner of that country for example indian, egyption, arabic

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  • 4
  • Allison
  • I am a current student here

    If you get a scholarship then it is manageable. We get a lot of reduced prices on trips and all the things to do on campus. Do not buy or return your books to the bookstore. Use a website, amazon is always a good idea.

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