Financial Services: Small Institution vs. Large Institution

FAFSAOverwhelmed by the thought of how you will pay for college?  Would you like to know how much financial aid you are eligible for and not sure how to go about it?  One of the many advantages of being a smaller institution is that, at Wade College we make the financial services process as timely and simple as possible.   Most students are able to meet with Financial Services on the same day they meet with their admissions coordinator.  We are able to walk students step-by-step through the FAFSA process, verification process (if applicable), and finally review their Student Financial Plan covering all educational costs and financial aid eligibility.  A large number of prospective students will have a very good idea of their eligibility for financial aid after their first Financial Services meeting.

At larger institutions, this process can be a very time consuming process with long wait times to schedule an appointment, processing times, and automated responses.  We pride ourselves in knowing our students by name and not by student number.  We want to get to know you to be able answer all of your financial questions whether in person, phone or via email.  Often students have comments like, “Wow, this was such a simple process, and I now really understand my financial aid.”

Wade College and the federal and state government offer several financial assistance programs to help students meet educational expenses. Students at Wade College are eligible to apply for financial assistance under the following financial assistance programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
  • Federal Direct Parent Loan Program for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Direct Consolidation Loans
  • Wade College Institutional Loan Program
  • Veterans Education Act
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
  • Wade College Tuition Rebates
  • External Scholarships

The Wade College Financial Services Department is excited to meet with you to discuss all of your financial options.  Look forward seeing you soon!

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