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At Western New England University, quality and value go hand-in-hand. We strive to keep our tuition within the means of working families. Through our merit-based and other scholarships or grants we are able to keep a quality private college education within the reach of deserving students.

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.

We offer financial aid guidance for families and money management programs for students to help you make informed decisions. 

Our Added Value: A Personal Focus on Student Success

When you consider the value of a Western New England University education, the distinctions become clear. We offer affordable excellence as evident through:

  • the breadth and quality of our academic programs;

  • the caliber and expertise of our faculty; 

  • accreditations by leading accrediting bodies;
  • the individual attention paid to students by 

  • the availability of courses so that students can 
earn their degrees within four years—not in five 
years as may be the case at some public institutions; 

  • the time and tuition saved through accelerated bachelor/master’s or law programs; 

  • the beauty and quality of campus facilities; 

  • the opportunities for major-related internships, 
leadership, and study abroad experiences; 

  • the reputation of our athletic programs; and 

  • the success of our alumni. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only financial aid application required for institutional aid. Our FAFSA code is 002226. Beginning October 2016, you have the option to submit your FAFSA application using your prior year’s tax returns. 

Returning Students
The FAFSA for returning students must be received by Western New England University before April 15, and the IRS Data Retrieval completed by May 1, in order to receive priority consideration. Late applicants may be considered for financial aid if sufficient funds are available.

Federal Work Study and Other Employment
Learn about Federal Work Study and other employment opportunities available on campus. 

The Office of Student Administrative Services
The friendly staff members at the Office of Student Administrative Services (SAS) are here to assist students and parents seeking guidance about the financial aid process, billing, and more. SAS combines the traditional offices of financial aid, registrar, and bursar in one convenient location. 

Scholarship Aid

Merit Scholarships and Grants

You are automatically considered for scholarships and grants when you apply. There is no need for separate applications for financial aid provided directly from the University.

Merit Aid

Transfer Distinction Award

Your associate's degree from an accredited institution now guarantees you our highest transfer scholarship of $13,000 a year through our Transfer Distinction Award. Phi Theta Kappa recipients can receive an additional $2,000 per year.

Transfer Distinction

International Scholarships

Undergraduate International Student Scholarships ranging from $9,000 to $17,000 are awarded to students with outstanding academic records. These are only partial scholarships, and they are offered to a limited number of students.


Leadership Grant

In addition to Merit Scholarships, a Leadership Grant of up to $3,000 is awarded to matriculating, full-time freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated their leadership abilities through prior high school, college, and community experiences. 

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