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Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships: First-Year Students

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Admission Office
(440) 826-2222, (877) 292-7759 (toll-free),

Financial Aid Office
(440) 826-2108, (877) 826-1600 (toll-free),, (440) 826-8048 (fax)

Office Hours

Academic Year: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer (May 8 - August 11): Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Federal ID Code

BW's Federal ID Code: 003014

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The BW Net Price Calculator is designed to give prospective first-year students and families an accurate estimate as to what kind of financial support they may be eligible to receive while attending Baldwin Wallace University. Start Here >>

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Prospective first-year students expecting to enroll in college in fall 2018 are encouraged to use the BW Net Price Calculator. Beginning in October 2017, students may reduce the time needed to use the BW Net Price Calculator by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at This will provide an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) figure that can then be plugged into the BW Net Price Calculator, reducing the time needed to complete the calculator from 20 minutes to about five minutes.

Financial aid awards for the fall 2018 entry term will begin being processed in December 2017 for admitted students that have filed a FAFSA.

Merit scholarships and awards are based on a students’ high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores received by the BW Admission Office as of November 20, 2017. Students admitted prior to November 20, 2017 may submit updated GPA and/or ACT/SAT score information to improve their merit scholarship level until November 20, at which point no further adjustments to merit scholarships levels may be made. Students who apply after November 20, 2017 will lock in merit scholarships based upon their GPA and test scores at the time their application is received.

As of November 2017, admitted students are encouraged to simply file a FAFSA and receive a financial aid award from BW rather than complete the BW Net Price Calculator.


Prospective first-year students who do not plan to enroll in college until after the fall 2018 term are encouraged to use the BW Net Price Calculator while also anticipating adjustments to tuition and scholarship levels.

Quality and affordability meet at BW. Our recognized value begins with meaningful support.

Baldwin Wallace University understands that higher education is a major investment for students and families. The University works hard to keep costs as affordable as possible and helps students get the classes they need to achieve their degrees faster and save money by way of our four-year graduation guaranteeBaldwin Wallace continues to earn high marks for affordable excellence in rankings designed to help families find the right college fit.

At Baldwin Wallace, the vast majority of students need financial assistance to attend college and BW works individually with students and their families to ensure college is financially accessible.

$12-16k is the first-year merit scholarship range  80 percent of first-year students had financial need in 2015-16  100 percent of first-year students with financial need receive support at BW 

The Financial Aid office is committed to working with students and families to provide various types of financial assistance — merit scholarships (see above), outside scholarshipsgrants, loans from the government and private sources, and campus employment opportunities. Our Net Price Calculator can help to estimate the amount of aid a student might receive.

Please explore information on how financial aid works and our financial aid FAQs.

We welcome your questions and concerns as you explore the many financial options available to make a BW education a reality.