Wilkes University

Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$25,852
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$22,117
$30k - $48k
$22,366
$48k - $75k
$25,372
$75k - $110k
$26,241
$110k+
$31,520
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,194
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,194
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,682
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: financialaid@wilkes.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,179
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,620
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,484
Students receiving state aid
48%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,689
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,620
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$26,293
$30k - $48k
$26,044
$48k - $75k
$23,038
$75k - $110k
$22,169
$110k+
$16,890
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$4,531,897

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,973
Students receiving federal loans
80%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,584
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,934
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,077
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$273

What Students Are Saying

4.09 Average Rating
High expectations, commitment by staff, closeness, first name basis, available for special help, guaranted seats to grad and medical schools
Nathaniel
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.
Jacqueline from Ashland, PA
I love Wilkes because I have really found something I like there, but I do think that it could be less expensive since everything is not yet updated. Although, they do give the students a lot of really cheap things such as $3 movie tickets to a really nice theater, etc.
Abby from Bloomsburg, PA
The scholarship this chool gives are great and very helpful.
Keyla from Allentown, PA
There are lots of great opportunities for students at very cheap (or FREE) prices. These exciting school events include Homecoming, several Casino Nights, Winter Weekend, Spring Fling, a Block Party, and more! At these events, several prizes and FREE giveaways are often available for students. There are also hiking, biking, rock climbing, and other outdoor events through the campus's Adventure Club with little to no cost. Other free fun events include the opportunity to see hypnotists, comedians, magicians, etc. Furthermore, FREE bowling passes, FREE gym memberships to the YMCA, discounted movie tickets, and discounted bus trips to NYC and Philadelphia are available to all interested students. The chance to have fun for practically no cost to you is almost always a possibility as long as you are willing to take advantage of these great opportunities!
Danielle from Leesport, PA
Offers the best scholarships. I got more than $50,000. Offers many great trips for students at really low prices. Movie tickets are available for $3 and include free popcorn. Trips to haunted houses for Halloween and New York for shopping. Free plays on campus as well as comedians, hypnotists, events with lots of free food. And probably the best event is Casino Night where you get in for free, get free food and drinks and can win awesome prizes. Prizes include: Macbook Pro, 40 HD TV, purses from Dooney and Burke and Coach, Tiffany's jewelry, digital cameras, i-pod touches, new i-pod nanos, Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Flip, external hard drive, and home theater! There are seriously some amazing prizes and you can win them for free!
Samantha from Wilkes Barre, PA

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