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Wake Forest Tuition & Cost

Winston Salem, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$74,358
Costs for Wake Forest University
Fee Cost
Tuition$54,430
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,010
Room and Board $15,018
Other Expenses Budget$2,400

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Wake Forest University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $74,358 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $54,430 for tuition, $15,018 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $1,010 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Wake Forest University is $54,430, the same as North Carolina residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Wake Forest University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$24,800
Net Price by Income Wake Forest University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$5,250
$30,001 to $48,000$5,981
$48,001 to $75,000$12,004
$75,001 to $110,000$23,550
$110,000+$50,359

The average reported annual net price for Wake Forest University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $24,800 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

36% of full-time undergrad Wake Forest University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $46,779 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 18% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,993 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $25,750.

Finanical Aid Wake Forest University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $46,779 36%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $44,705 36%
Pell Grants $4,874 9%
Other Federal Grants $1,606 7%
State and Local Grants $5,112 5%
Federal Student Loans $4,993 18%
Other Student Loans $25,750 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Wake Forest University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $124,740. The loan balance of $124,740 is a four year multiple of the $31,185 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,190 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $124,740
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,190.16
Total Interest Paid $18,078.86
Sum of All Loan Payments $142,818.86

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$297,432
Year All Residents
1 $74,358
2 $77,223
3 $80,198
4 $83,288

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Wake Forest University to be $297,432 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Wake Forest University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $2,256 $6,768 $9,024

Estimated cost for a class at Wake Forest University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Wake Forest University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Wake Forest University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199847 IPEDS survey data for Wake Forest University.