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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), admission@bw.edu

Financial Aid Office
(440) 826-2108, (877) 826-1600 (toll-free), finaid@bw.edu, (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 Scholarship Calculator provides prospective first-year students and families an accurate estimate regarding the merit scholarships they may be eligible to receive while attending Baldwin Wallace University. Start Here >>

Generate Your BW Merit Scholarship Estimate

What is your GPA?

What is your ACT (composite) or SAT (evidence-based reading/writing and math) score?

Based on that information, your yearly scholarship amount (renewable for four years) would be:

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In order to get an official award, you need to complete the application process. Many students also qualify for special awards. Need-based financial aid from BW, state and/or federal sources may be available depending on information students provide on the FAFSA. If you have completed the FAFSA, be sure to add us to your list (our number is 003014).

Based on the values that you entered, we need more information to give you an actual amount. Students who do not meet the criteria for an academic merit scholarship may still qualify for an award based on a holistic review of their application materials.

You can call us at (440) 826-2222, use our net price calculator, or start the application process. Many students also qualify for special awards. Need-based financial aid from BW, state and/or federal sources may be available depending on information students provide on the FAFSA. If you have completed the FAFSA, be sure to add us to your list (our number is 003014).

Prospective first-year students who do not plan to enroll in college until after the fall 2018 term should anticipate possible adjustments to tuition and scholarship levels.

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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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STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE IN FALL 2018

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). 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.

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. 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 student's cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and superscored ACT/SAT scores.

STUDENTS ENTERING COLLEGE IN FALL 2019 OR LATER

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.

Baldwin Wallace University continues to earn high marks for affordable excellence. We are committed to working with students and families to provide various types of financial assistance — merit scholarships, outside scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment opportunitiesThe University also works hard to keep costs as affordable as possible by way of our four-year graduation guarantee.

Please explore 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.

$10-17k is the first-year merit scholarship range 82 percent of first-year students had financial need in 2016-17 100 percent of first-year students with financial need receive support at BW