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Shantell Coleman
Director of Financial Aid

Lennoja Hawkins
Financial Aid Counselor

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: (937) 708-5727
Fax: (937) 708-4751

At Wilberforce University, we are a community of scholars dedicated to the idea that educational opportunities should not be limited by a student’s ability to pay. With more than three-fourths of Wilberforce’s undergraduate student body receiving financial aid, we are committed to giving every admitted student the opportunity to attend.

Whether you’re interested in how to get or renew your aid, personal finance, summer opportunities, or study abroad, we have the information you need.

The first step after you apply and are accepted at Wilberforce is to give our office some financial information about you and your family.

Prospective students applying for admission should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and request their Student Aid Report (SAR) be sent to Wilberforce University.

Our Federal ID number is 003141.

Apply for Financial Aid

All students seeking financial aid of any type must complete the FAFSA, available after January 1.

Wilberforce’s FAFSA priority filing date is March 15.

We encourage you to file these forms as early as possible since scholarship dollars go fast. Accurate financial information will allow us to give you the best possible award.

Common Terminology

FAFSA® Overview

How to Fill Out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form

For most undergraduates, eligibility for a scholarship is based on prior academic strengths. If the scholarship is need based, then the student’s financial need is calculated using the standard financial aid forms.

Typically, the scholarship recipient continues to receive the same amount as during the first year, as long as the awardee continues to meet the specific scholarship criteria.

Presidential Excellence Scholarships

Who is eligible?
Nominees must be entering freshmen.

On what basis are awards granted?
Awards are given on a first come, first served basis to applicants with a 3.75 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA).

What is the amount of the awards?
Full tuition (approximately $12,020 per semester)

For how long are the awards given?
Awards are for eight semesters (fall and spring only).

What is the renewal process?
Students must complete the FAFSA annually; maintain “full-time” enrollment status; and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Presidential Merit Scholarships

Who is eligible?
Nominees must be entering freshmen or transfers.

On what basis are awards granted?
Awards are given on a first come, first served basis to applicants with a 3.50 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA).

What is the amount of the awards?
Half-tuition (approximately $6,010 per semester)

For how long are the awards given?
Awards are for eight semesters (fall and spring only).

What is the renewal process?
Students must complete the FAFSA annually; maintain “full-time” enrollment status; and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Wilberforce University Academic Scholarships

Who is eligible?
Nominees must be entering first-freshmen or transfers.

On what basis are awards granted?
Awards are given on a first come, first served basis to applicants with a 3.25 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA).

What is the amount of the awards?
$3,200 per semester

For how long are the awards given?
Awards are for eight semesters (fall and spring only).

What is the renewal process?
Students must complete the FAFSA annually, maintain ‘full-time’ enrollment status, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

What Kinds of Federal Grants are Available?

Federal Pell Grant:  Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. However, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant. You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution, or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): FSEOGs are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant:  A TEACH Grant helps you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You’ll be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant: If you are not eligible for a Pell Grant, but your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11, you may be eligible for this grant. You must have been under 24 years old or enrolled in college, at least part-time, at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.

Can I Receive A Grant If I’m Enrolled Less Than Half-Time?

Yes, less-than-half-time students are eligible for Pell, FSEOG, TEACH, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants.

What Kinds of State Grants are Available?

Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG). The Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG) provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio students from low to moderate income families. The annual amount of OCOG awards is determined by state appropriations. Students apply for OCOG by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application deadline is October 1st.

Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG). Students can apply if they are an Ohio resident with eligible calculated family income as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents. The annual amount of OIG awards is determined by State appropriations. Students apply for OIG by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application deadline is October 1st.

Ohio Student Choice Grant. Ohio residents who are first-time post-high-school students after July 1984 and who attend a private Ohio University are eligible to receive automatic grants from this program. Ohio residency and first-time college attendance must be verified.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grant Program. Pennsylvania residents who attend Wilberforce University can use their state grants in the state of Ohio.

District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG). District of Columbia residents attending Wilberforce University can receive up to $10,000 per year. Applications are available via the D.C. State Education Office of Financial Services web site at or by calling (202) 727-6436.

District of Columbia Tuition Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (DC LEAP). District of Columbia residents may receive this federal need-based grant for training and education beyond the high school level. Awards are based on the review of the FAFSA information and pertinent information from their school. Applications are available via the D.C. State Education Office of Financial Services web site at or by calling (202) 727-6436.

Once a student completes a financial aid application (FAFSA) and receives a financial aid award letter, the student may apply for a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan. The student must complete an Entrance Counseling session and a Master Promissory Note (MPN)/Loan application online at Once the student successfully completes their Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note, an electronic confirmation will be sent to Wilberforce University.

The MPN is a legal document indicating that you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s). To complete an MPN online, you will be required to use your Department of Education-issued PIN. If you do not have a PIN, you may request one from the official website at A Master Promissory Note is valid for up to 10 years if you have received at least one loan disbursement from Wilberforce University. All new students to Wilberforce University will need to complete a Master Promissory Note upon enrolling for the academic year.

You must complete entrance counseling before we can begin to process your loan. This helps you to understand your responsibilities regarding your loan. Entrance counseling may be completed at:

Types of Loans Offered

Wilberforce University participates in the following loan programs:

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. For students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by federal regulations. No interest is charged while a student is in school at least half-time, during the grace period, and during deferment periods.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Not based on financial need; interest is charged during all periods, even during the time a student is in school and during grace and deferment periods.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans. This loan is a Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students. The load is borrowed from the Department of Education through the Direct Loan Program with a fixed interest rate of 7.9% (for loans disbursed after July 1, 2006). The borrower is responsible for paying all interest and repayment begins 60 days after the second disbursement OR the parent borrower may elect to delay repayment until six months after the student is not enrolled at least half-time (this option is only available to borrowers whose funds were first disbursed on or after July 1, 2008). You must renew your credit decision each year, but unless an endorser is required on your loan, or your student changes schools, you will only need to fill out one Master Promissory Note at Use your Federal Pin number to apply for the Plus Loan at To learn more about the Direct Plus Loan for Parents visit : (

Federal Perkins Loans. Federal loans made through participating schools to undergraduate degree-seeking students. Offered to students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours). Repayment is made to Wilberforce University and the interest rate is fixed at 5%. Funds available depend on the students’ financial need and the availability of funds at the college. The annual award limit varies.

Alternative Loans. Alternative Loans (sometimes referred to as Private Loans) may be a more preferred option for you. Lenders generally make available alternative student loans to help fill the gap between the financial aid you receive and the money you still need to cover educational expenses. These loans are available to creditworthy students, or students with creditworthy co-borrowers. By reviewing the lender websites, you can obtain applications and get more specific information about some of the lenders that Wilberforce University students have used in the past. Additionally, it is up to you to compare interest rates, borrower benefits and fees that may be associated with making the loan.

Federal law requires colleges and universities to certify federal education loans using the borrower’s choice of lender and the guarantee agency used by that lender. Based upon this law, you can choose any lender, including one that may not appear on the list provided. You are not required to use a lender from the below list.

Annual Loan Limits

Dependent Students* Independent Students
Freshmen (0-29 earned credits) $5,500 $9,500
Sophomore (30-59 earned credits) $6,500 $10,500
Junior (60-89 earned credits) $7,500 $12,500
Senior (90+ earned credits) $7,500 $12,500
Graduate N/A $20,500
*Dependent students whose parents are denied a Parent PLUS Loan are eligible for Annual Loan Limits equivalent to an Independent Student

Loan Interest Rates

The interest rates for Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Direct PLUS loans are set each year. Once a loan’s interest rate is set, it applies for the life of the loan:  that means the loan is a fixed-rate loan. As a result, many borrowers will have a set of fixed-rate loans, each with a different interest rate, including the 3.86% Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized loans made prior to July 1st, 2014.
*Please note that the current loan interest rates apply to those loans first disbursed on or after July 1st, 2014 and before July 1st, 2015.

Undergraduate Students

Loan Type Interest Rate Interest Rate Cap
Subsidized Stafford Direct Loan 4.66% 8.25%
Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loan 4.66% 8.25%
Parent PLUS Direct Loan 7.21% 10.50%

Graduate Students

Loan Type Interest Rate Interest Rate Cap
Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loan 6.21% 9.50%
Graduate PLUS Direct Loan 7.21% 10.50%

Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note and Exit Counseling

Students are required to complete entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note in order to receive the Stafford Loan. Students are highly encouraged to complete the exit counseling when they graduate or leave the university. A link to all of those processes is available here:


Repayment for all Stafford loans is deferred until 6 months after the student stops attending school at least half-time. Complete repayment and deferment provisions are provided in entrance and exit counseling.

PLUS Loans allow credit-worthy parents of dependent students and credit-worthy graduate students to borrow funds to cover the difference between total cost of attendance and all financial assistance the student may receive each year. Under current regulations, the interest rate for all PLUS Loans is 7.21% fixed. The PLUS Loan origination fee is 4.292%. Interest does begin to accrue immediately upon disbursement of PLUS loans, but payments can be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time.

Learn More

The purpose of Student Financial Services is to provide assistance to qualified students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend Wilberforce University without financial assistance.

We encourage all students to complete an application for financial aid. Nearly 95% of Wilberforce University students receive some type of financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, work aid, or scholarships.

The student and his/her family have the primary responsibility for financing a college education. However, students may receive assistance through federally funded programs and institutional scholarships. “Financial need” is defined as the difference between the cost of attending Wilberforce University and the calculated family contribution toward this cost. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the document in which the Expected Family Contribution is calculated.

How Financial Need is Determined

In determining financial need or the aid students may be eligible to receive, the Office of Student Financial Services considers the cost of attending Wilberforce University and the families’ ability to pay based on the information students provide on the FAFSA.

The cost of attending Wilberforce University includes actual charges or direct cost (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect variable costs (books and supplies, transportation, personal miscellaneous expenses).

For eligible students who apply in a timely manner, financial aid awards or packages may consist of several funding sources. Once the information is reviewed and eligibility determined, a financial aid award notification with detailed amounts and types of financial aid a student is eligible to receive will be forwarded to the student/parents. Financial Aid Packages may consist of grants, scholarships, work aid, and loans.

Who Can Be Considered For Federal Financial Aid?

More than 85% of the financial aid awarded at Wilberforce University is based on need. Since the Federal Government provides the majority of the funds in our need-based student financial aid programs, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be U.S. citizens or nationals, permanent residents of the U.S., citizens of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, or eligible non-citizens as documented by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
  2. Have been admitted to enroll or are enrolled in a degree program at Wilberforce University.
  3. Meet satisfactory academic progress standards
  4. Demonstrate an ability to benefit from their intended course of study
  5. Have a valid Social Security Number
  6. Not be in default on a Federal loan; owe a repayment on a Federal Grant; or have property subject to a judgment lien for a debt owed to the United States.
  7. Register with the Selective Service, if male & under 26 years of age (
  8. Not be convicted under federal or state law of sale or possession of illegal drugs

Financial Aid for International Students

It should be noted that the vast majority of financial resources described herein come from the federal government and are primarily directed toward American students.

Wilberforce University does offer specialized scholarships to International students; however, the University expects that international students will be capable of financing their entire educational expenses during their undergraduate matriculation.

To avoid undue stress, a deposit of direct educational expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) for the initial year is required prior to registration.

All students must apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid (including student loans). Applications are available January 1, and students and their parents should complete/submit the FAFSA as early as possible. Early filing lets us receive the results via the federal processor by our priority filing date of March 15th.
Complete the FAFSA online:

Tips for completing the FAFSA:

  • Before completing the FAFSA over the Internet, parents and students should create a FSA ID. The federal processor will not process the FAFSA application unless it is signed electronically using the FSA ID.
  • Follow the FAFSA application instructions carefully.
  • Gather all of your financial information before starting the FAFSA.
  • Enter the School Code 003141 in the school section of the FAFSA so that Wilberforce University can receive your information.
  • Although we recommend submitting the FAFSA electronically, the completed paper FAFSA can be mailed to the processing center. It generally takes four to six weeks by conventional mail. The Federal Processing Center will send a Student Aid Report (SAR) to the student after processing your FAFSA.

Just as every student is different, so is every financial aid package. Once you have complete your financial aid application, we’ll consider all the factors affecting your finances–your family’s income, how much you’ve saved, how many siblings are also going to college, and more–and determine how much your family is expected to contribute toward your education.

The amount you’ll receive can come from several different sources, including:

More than 95% of incoming freshmen received some form of financial aid to help defray the cost of attending Wilberforce. Our staff are ready to assist you with planning as well as help you to get a better feel for how you’ll cover not just your first year, but your entire college career.

Wilberforce University protects students with established loan policies. The University also strictly follows federal regulations that govern student loan requirements.

The Student Loan Code of Conduct creates and maintains uniform loan practices that focus on the best interest of the student borrowers. It also manages relationships between school employees, institutions, lender advisory board members, and student loan organizations.

Wilberforce University encourages students to review the Student Loan Code of Conduct to learn more about loan regulations.

  1. “Employee” or “School employee” means any employee, agent, student financial aid contractor, director, officer or trustee of the school. For purposes of the Code of Provisions relating to gifts and stock ownership, this term includes family members of the Employee. For purposes of Paragraph 2 of this Code, this term includes family members living in the same household as the Employee.
  2. “School” means all colleges, campuses, departments or other components of the higher education institution adopting this Code of Conduct.
  3. “Student loan lender” or “lender” means any entity involved in making, holding, consolidating, originating, servicing or guaranteeing any loan to students or parents to finance higher education expenses. This includes lenders who provide private educational loans, as well as, lenders who provide loans that are made, insured, or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education, except loans under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.
Employee Compensation Prohibition

No Employee of the school or “school-affiliated organization” (as defined in 34 C.F.R. 682.200(b)(5)(i)(A)(8)) shall accept or solicit anything of other than nominal value from a student loan lender. “Nominal value” means a total retail value of not more than ten dollars ($10.00) as calculated over a 12 month period, or as defined by a School policy consistent with applicable federal and state law. This paragraph shall not prohibit School employees from conducting non-student lending business with any lender or accepting or soliciting anything of other than nominal value in any activity unrelated to student loans.

Lender Advisory Board Restrictions

A school employee shall not accept any remuneration or reimbursement of expenses for serving as a member of or otherwise participating on a student loan lender’s advisory board or committee, consistent with applicable federal student loan requirements.

Financial Relationship Prohibition

A school employee shall not accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.

In addition, a person employed in the financial aid office of the school, or who otherwise has direct responsibilities with respect to educational loans or other financial aid, shall:

  1. Avoid any equity or other interest in any student loan lender other than remote interest;
  2. Avoid consulting or similar financial relationships with student loan lenders and comply with the School’s Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures.
Institutional Compensation Prohibition
  1. The School will not accept anything of value from a student loan lender in exchange for any advantage or consideration provided to the lender related to its education loan activity. This prohibition shall include, but not be limited to:
    1. the School’s receipt from any lender of any computer hardware for which the School pays below market prices,
    2. Preferential rates for or access to a lender’s other financial products and
    3. printing costs or services. Notwithstanding anything else in this paragraph, the School may accept assistance as contemplated by 34 C.F.R. 682.200 (b)
  2. The School shall not engage in revenue sharing with a student loan lender. Revenue sharing means any arrangement under which a student loan lender pays a higher education institution or an affiliated entity or organization a certain sum, fee, percentage or other material benefit calculated in relationship to the volume of loans received by the lender from students of the institution.
Preferred Lender List Requirements
  1. Best Interests of Student Paramount. If the School decides to develop and/or publish any list of suggested, recommended or preferred student loan lenders (“preferred lender list” or “lender list”), the School shall develop and maintain any lender list based solely on the best interests of student and parent borrowers.
  2. Required Disclosures. The School shall prominently disclose on all publications of a preferred lender list:
    1. The process and criteria by which the list was assembled
    2. Comparative information regarding interest rates and other benefits offered by the lenders
    3. Borrowers have the right and ability to select lenders not included on the list.
  3. Prompt Certification of Loans from ANY Lender. The School will timely certify any loan from any lender selected by the borrower that offers the loan, to the extent consistent with applicable federal student loans requirements. The School will not assign, through award packaging or other methods, the borrower’s loan to a particular lender, or refuse to certify or cause unnecessary certification delays for borrowers who use a lender that has not been recommended or suggested by the School.
  4. Minimum Number of Lenders Required. The School shall ensure there are at least three (3) student loan lenders named on each preferred lender list which are not “affiliates” of each other, as described in 34 C.F.R. 682.212(h)(3).
  5. Review and Update of Preferred Lender Lists. Preferred lender lists must be reviewed and updated at least once a year. When publishing preferred lender lists, the School shall either rotate or randomize the list of lenders or list them alphabetically.
  6. Loan Resale. The School shall require that all lenders on a preferred lender list commit in writing to disclose to the borrower before a loan arrangement is signed whether there is an existing agreement to sell loans to another lender, if so, the contact information for the lender who will be purchasing the borrower’s loan. The School shall inform student and parent borrowers that lenders can, and do sell student loans as well as encourage borrowers to contact their lenders for more information. Further, the School may remove a lender from its preferred lender list if that lender sells loans without ensuring that the advertised loan terms and benefits are honored with the new lender.
  7. Different Types of Loans. The School shall not include a student loan lender on a preferred lender list for one type of loan in exchange for benefits provided by the lender with respect to a different type of loan.
Promotion of Preferred Lenders Prohibited

The School shall not allow a lender included on a preferred lender list to use the name, emblem, mascot or logo of the school or other words, pictures, or symbols readily identified with the school in the marketing of private educational loans to the students attending the School that implies the School endorses the private educational loans offered by the lender.

Master Promissory Notes

The School shall inform borrowers of the procedure(s) for completing the Master Promissory Note or other loan agreement with the lender of the borrower’s choice, whether or not the lender appears in the School’s preferred lender list.

Lender Restriction Prohibition

The School shall not restrict borrowers to any particular type of lender (e.g., those that process loans electronically).

School as a Lender

If the School participates in the School as a Lender Program under 20 U.S.C. 1085(d)(1)(E) and has an agreement to sell student loans to another lender, it must (a) disclose the existence of the agreement to the borrower and provide contact information for the lender who will be purchasing the borrower’s loan (b) require that any lender to whom the loans are sold honors the loan terms and benefits the School advertised to borrowers.

Private Loans as a Last Resort

The School shall not certify student eligibility for a private educational loan without first informing the borrower that (a) federal financial assistance (including grants and loans under Title IV) may be available and (b) federal loans may provide more advantageous terms to the borrower than private loans.

Opportunity Loans
  1. The School shall not enter into an opportunity loan agreement with a student loan lender under which the school provides concessions or promises to the lender that prejudice other borrowers. An “opportunity” loan means a student loan provided to borrowers with poor or no credit history, or who otherwise would not meet the student loan lender’s eligibility criteria. The School shall not request or accept from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans, including funds for an opportunity loan, to students in exchange for the School providing concessions or promises regarding providing the lender with a specified number of loans made, insured, or guaranteed; a specified loan volume of such loans; or a specified lender arrangement for such loans.
  2. The School shall not certify student eligibility for an opportunity loan made available pursuant to an agreement between the School and a lender unless (a) the agreement includes the option of short term or partial loans not to exceed one year and (b) the School informs the borrower of the short term or partial loan option, so the borrower can consider different or less expensive financing if the borrower’s financial condition improves.
Staffing Assistance from Lenders

The School shall not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center or financial aid office staffing, including in person school-required initial or exit counseling, except as permitted by applicable federal student loan requirements. The School shall ensure that any lender employees on campus are accurately represented as such and not misidentified as School agents or employees. While lenders may provide professional development training to financial aid administrators and participate in financial literacy outreach activities, lender employees must clearly disclose the name of the entity preparing any written materials and may not promote the lender’s products.


a. The School agrees to publish the Student Loan Code of Conduct prominently on its website within ten business days (10) of its adoption of the School.
b. The School shall require all of its employees with direct responsibilities relating to student loans to obtain training concerning the Student Loan Code of Conduct, applicable federal, as well as, state student loan laws and regulations and related School policies and procedures within 90 days of the hire date the School adopts this Code or for new employees within 90 days of the date of hire. The School shall adopt procedures to ensure these employees maintain current knowledge of the Code and applicable regulations. In addition to the items above, as a member of the National Association of Student Financial Assistance Administrators (NASFAA), UIS also follows the standards established in NASFAA’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Assistance Professionals. See Statement of Ethical Principles.

In order to receive Financial Aid for Summer Classes:

  • You must be admitted into a degree-granting program at Wilberforce University. Wilberforce University students may receive financial aid only for coursework taken at the University and not credits from other colleges or universities.
  • You must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • A 2024–2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed before summer school registration ends and before June 30, 2024 with the federal government’s central processor. Your FAFSA may also be selected for verification, which would require the submission of the appropriate 2024–2025 verification worksheet and 2023 Federal Income Tax Transcripts.
  • You must complete the Summer 2024 Wilberforce University Financial Aid Application before the last day to register for Summer 2024. Please keep in mind to submit your paperwork timely to allow at least 2-3 weeks processing time. Submitting forms after summer registration ends may cause you to lose the opportunity to receive limited free funds (i.e., FSEOG, Federal Work-Study, etc.)
  • Students from other institutions who register for summer classes at Wilberforce University are not eligible to receive financial aid from Wilberforce. You should contact your primary institution for financial aid opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria for William D. Ford Federal Direct Student Loans

  • The minimum summer enrollment status required to receive Federal Direct Loan(s) is 6 credit hours for undergraduates and graduates. Direct Loan recipients must have an electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) on file and a completed Entrance Counseling with the U.S. Department of Education before funds are disbursed. The eMPN and entrance counseling can be completed online. Please be advised that you will need your Federal Student PIN in order to access the site.
  • In order to initiate a credit check, Federal Direct PLUS Loan applicants must complete the online PLUS eMPN. After receiving a credit decision from the U.S. Department of Education and a completed Summer 2023 financial aid application, Wilberforce University will determine PLUS loan eligibility. If the PLUS Loan is approved, the parent must complete the PLUS eMPN online. If the PLUS Loan Credit is denied (dependent undergraduate students only), the student may have additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility.

Eligibility Criteria for the Federal Work-Study Program

  • In order to apply for Federal Work-Study, you must secure a position with an employer before submitting the application to the Office of Student Financial Aid. If you will not be enrolled in classes this summer, you must have a 2023–2024 and 2024–2025 FAFSA on file and be registered for fall before your Federal Work-Study eligibility can be evaluated.

The Job Location and Development (JLD) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist students with part-time employment. It is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid at Wilberforce University. The goal is to provide students with a source to secure off- campus employment regardless of their financial aid eligibility.
The institution is allowed to use part of the funds from the Federal Work Study (FWS) program to fund the JLD program.
The JLD program is centered on creating real-world work experiences for students to increase self-knowledge and develop marketable skills. This program will provide a solid foundation for securing career options for students entering the world of work.
The JLD Coordinator develops and maintains a listing of part time and temporary position submitted by local businesses.

Procedures for Students

The following are procedures for currently enrolled students to apply for part-time, off-campus jobs through the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The Job Location and Development (JLD) program assists enrolled students to obtain part-time employment in Xenia, OH and surrounding areas. Job listings are e-mailed to students and posted on the bulletin board outside the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students may also find employment opportunities by searching the Bulldog Career Link located in the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Students interested in obtaining a referral for a Job Listing are required to follow these steps:

  1. Complete a JLD Student Registration Form with the JLD Coordinator in the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  2. Have their resume critiqued by their career counselor in the Office of Cooperative Education.
  3. Review the open positions on the announcement listing.
  4. Upon completion of the registration process and selection of a job opening, the student will receive additional instructions regarding the employment application.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Ms. Marye Oliver, Job Location and Development Coordinator, at, or (937) 708-5729.

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