The WSSU Experience and Degree are Affordable and Within Your Reach.
- WSSU’s high-quality education prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career.
- A combination of scholarships and financial aid can greatly reduce your costs and set you up for success after graduation.
- A majority of WSSU graduates find career-track jobs within one year of graduation. Some go on to earn medical, law, and business degrees. Many start their own businesses and are successful entrepreneurs. Read on to see how families like yours are affording a WSSU education.
My WSSU bachelor's degree in Justice Studies allowed me to begin my career as a paralegal, immediately increasing my income from $28,000 to $40,000. I am now a NC State Bar Certified Paralegal and work as a Public Defender Investigator with a six figure salary.
Average Annual Cost: $12,415*
- The Average Annual Cost is the average annual net price that a student who receives federal financial aid pays to cover expenses (e.g., tuition, living expenses) to attend a school.
- Net price is the school's cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
Your Personal Net Price is determined by family income and situation. Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, students in your income bracket may pay more or less than the overall average costs.
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Key Dates & Deadlines
- Sept 1, 2022: Merit Scholarship Application Opens
- Oct 1, 2022: FAFSA Application Opens
- Dec 1, 2022: FAFSA Priority Deadline
- Dec 16, 2022: Merit Scholarship Application Closes
*In-state students receiving federal financial aid for one academic year of study.
Net Price Calculator
Check out the WSSU Net Price Calculator to get an estimated total based on your age, whether you are in-state or out-of-state, whether you’ll be living on campus, the number of people in your family, and your annual household income.
Here's How It Works.
Sticker Price - Financial Aid & Scholarships = Affordable Cost of Attendance
1. Average Sticker Price (before financial aid)
2. Financial Aid Reduces the Sticker Price
Financial aid opportunities are available to eligible students who complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The College Foundation of North Carolina has a website dedicated to helping you complete your FAFSA forms. Approximately 85% of WSSU students receive some type of financial aid.
- 75% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant. This grant does not need to be paid back.
- Paid work-study and internship opportunities can help cover your costs.
- 85% of students borrowed federal loans. These loans do need to be paid back.
3. Cut the Costs Even More with Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded as available to eligible students and do not need to be paid back. Apply during these open application periods:
- Merit-Based Scholarships: September 1-December 16
- Institutional Scholarships in WSSU Database: February-March
- External Scholarships: Deadlines vary. Please visit this page for more information.