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An Education Worth Investing In

College is a big investment, and we know paying out of pocket isn't realistic for everyone. That's why we're committed to providing you with the best value possible and offering different ways to help you pay for school.

We're here to answer your questions about the cost of the WNE experience, what it's worth, and how you can lessen the financial burden by applying for scholarships and financial aid. Discover affordable excellence, the Golden Bear way.

Learn the Value of an Undergraduate Education at WNE

We know what we have to offer. And we want you to know, too.

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Applying for Federal Aid

If you are applying for any federal, institutional, or state aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for processing after October 1. You should complete and submit the FAFSA online. Watch this tutorial video for more information. (NOTE: There is no additional institutional financial aid application when you apply to WNE.)  

Be sure to enter the Title IV code for Western New England University: 002226.

Flexible options

Merit Aid for High School Performance

Through the Western New England University Merit Aid program, first-year students are awarded scholarship money for high school academic achievement. For transfer students, scholarships are based on college grades. In many cases, the net costs (after considering all forms of financial aid and fees) are competitive with the cost of attending a state-supported institution, making WNE an excellent choice for your future career, as well as a great value for a private college educational experience.

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Mass Grant Plus Free Tuition Guarantee

WNE is dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality education for all students and we are proud to be ranked 10th in the nation for advancing students from disadvantaged backgrounds to prosperity. As part of our ongoing commitment to affordable education, for students who are admitted into one of the Massachusetts state schools and awarded the Mass Grant Free Tuition Award we will match that award to cover full tuition and fees at Western New England University. Interested students should contact us through our Competitive Award Process.

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Competing Award Policy

WNE is committed to being among the most affordable four-year private university options for residential education. If, after receiving your comprehensive financial aid package, you find that another comparable school you have been admitted to is more affordable, we may be able to assist further. Comparable schools are typically other 4-year private institutions or state schools with out-of-state pricing. You can complete the Competing Awards/Appeals Form.

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Federal Work Study and Other Employment

Financial assistance doesn't stop at financial aid and scholarships. Learn about Federal Work Study and other employment opportunities available on campus.

It's Never Too Early to Start

We know you're excited, and we're excited too. Now's the time to get ahead on your finances to secure your spot for the next semester.

Contact Us

Seeking guidance with financial aid, billing, or something else? The friendly staff members at the Office of Enrollment Services are here to assist you! Enrollment Services combines the traditional offices of the student accounts, financial aid, and registrar in one convenient location. We invite you to stop in, email us, or give us a call for assistance.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

413-796-2080 Phone
413-796-2081 Fax
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