Financial Aid

Net Price Calculator
Please read. This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

By clicking below, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Note: Any information that you provide on this site is confidential. The Net Price Calculator does not store your responses or ask for personal identifying information of any kind.
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Financial Planning FAQs

General

Do I need to complete the FAFSA?

We recommend that you complete the application for your first year, even if you do not think you will qualify for financial aid. After you see how much federal, state and institutional financial aid you’re eligible to receive, you can decide if you want to complete it again in subsequent years.

When will I receive my financial aid information?

We’ll mail your financial aid award package approximately four weeks after you submit the FAFSA and have completed the enrollment process with the Office of Admissions.  Award packages are issued on a rolling basis beginning in February.

How do I apply for financial aid to attend Wingate University?

Complete the FAFSA annually and be sure to include the Wingate University school code, 002985. The FAFSA is available beginning October 1.  We encourage you to complete the application before our priority deadline of March 1.
 

What information is included in my award package?

Your award package will outline the various types of aid for which you qualify. This may include a combination of academic scholarships, need-based grants, federal loans and/or work-study eligibility.

Verification

What is verification?

Please don’t be concerned if the Department of Education or Wingate University selects your FAFSA for verification. You haven’t done anything wrong. This is a standard procedure that many students are asked to complete to confirm the accuracy of the data you submitted on your FAFSA. Verification requires you to submit additional information, such as tax return transcripts or other information, before a final decision is made on your financial aid eligibility. We will notify you of any additional information you need to provide.

How do I get a copy of my IRS tax return transcript?  

There are three ways to get your tax return transcripts:

  1. By phone: Call the IRS Tax Transcript Center at 800–908–9946. Your paper transcript should be mailed in 5–10 business days.
  2. Online: Go to the IRS website. Select “Get Transcript Online.” Request your tax return transcript for the year in question. You should be able to immediately view and print your transcript.
  3. Via Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript (Form 4506T-EZ): Download the form. Don’t complete Section 5 (Release to Third Party); you want the transcript mailed directly to you. Mail or fax your request to the office specified on the second page of the form. Your paper transcript should be mailed in 5–10 business days.
     

I didn’t file a tax return for the year in question. What do I do now?

You are still required to complete the verification worksheet. You’ll need to attest to the fact that you didn’t file and/or won’t be filing a Federal Tax Return for the year in question and that it wasn’t necessary for you to do so. You’ll also need to submit any additional documents that have been requested, such as copies of all of your W-2 forms from employers.

How do I submit my forms once they’re completed?

You have three options for submitting your forms:

  1. By mail: Office of Student Financial Planning PO Box 159 Wingate, NC 28174-0159
  2. Via email: Communications sent via email must be encrypted.  Click here for detailed encryption instructions.
  3. By fax: 704–233–9396.

The Enrollment Management Team works with you to find the right financial aid solution, including helping you through the financial aid process, from how to complete your FAFSA to learning the details of your award package.

We’ll help you navigate grants and scholarships, student loans and work-study opportunities to make a Wingate University education affordable for you.

Please contact your enrollment officer if you have any questions. Together, we’ll help you find a way to be a Bulldog.