Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
(440) 826-2108
(877) 826-1600 (toll-free)
(440) 826-8048 (fax)
finaid@bw.edu

BW's Federal ID Code: 003014

Baldwin Wallace University understands that higher education is a major investment for students and families. While long recognized for its quality, BW is also recognized as an outstanding value. In fact, BW has held a spot on U.S. News and World Report’s list of "Best Values" for more than 20 years.

The University works hard to keep costs as affordable as possible. The Financial Aid office is committed to working with students and families to provide various types of financial assistance — scholarships, grants, loans from the government and private sources, and campus employment opportunities. Nearly every one of our full-time students receives merit and/or need-based aid. Our Net Price Calculator can help to estimate the amount of aid a student might receive.

We welcome your phone call. We'll answer your questions and concerns, help you explore financial options and make the whole process easy. In other words, we want you here. And you'll discover that BW is, without a doubt, one of the best investments of your life.

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FINANCIAL AID OVERVIEW FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN 2014-15

All of our first-year students entering in the fall of 2014 who filed a FAFSA received some form of financial aid. Our students come from a variety of economic backgrounds and family situations. The chart below compares freshmen family income ranges and total aid received.

Family Income RangePercent of TotalAverage Total GiftAverage Total Aid Award
Under $40,00025%$22,805$32,527
$40-$70,00017%$20,574$29,323
$70-$100,00020%$17,568$25,433
Over $100,00031%$13,755$20,054


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