Financial Aid and Scholarships
** A limited number of out-of-state tuition waivers are available.
*** All rooms are single-occupancy.
Break it all down with these worksheets:
You can estimate your total cost of attendance using this excel worksheet.
Types of Financial AidNote:All of the types of Financial Aid listed in this section require the submission of the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA school code for the Wilkes Honors College is E00830.
The Financial Aid Office at the Wilkes Honors College will help you design a financial aid package from a full range of federal, state and institutional grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study assistance programs. For more information, contact Stacey Edens, Financial Aid Coordinator (561-799-8509, SR 132).
Do you want to know what kind of Financial Aid award package you have been given? You can check the Student Self Service System at MyFAU to determine your Financial Aid status at FAU and also to check what remaining expenses you have!
Further information on financial aid is also available at FAU's financial aid webpage.
Applying for Need Based AidApplying for financial aid has never been easier. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application establishes your level of eligibility for federal and state grants, loans and work-study programs. Some types of aid are limited in funding, so apply as soon as possible after January 1 of each year. Estimated income tax data is permitted for completion of the application.
Students must resubmit a FAFSA every year that they plan to have financial aid.
Wilkes Honors College ScholarshipsAll students admitted to the Wilkes Honors College are awarded a merit-based scholarship, which is in addition to Florida Bright Futures scholarships and are awarded based on test scores, academic records, activities, and housing status. No separate application is required and all applicants are automatically considered for one of these awards. Several scholarships provide top students a full ride, covering tuition, room and board up to $15,000 per year. For more information on these scholarships, contact the Office of Admissions (through our contact page or by phoning 561-799-8646). These scholarships include:
The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship:
Exceeds $72,000 over four years. More information is available on the Flagler Scholarship webpage.
The George D. Cornell Honors Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years. Covers on campus room/board and tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For Florida residents.
The Harriet L. Wilkes Arts and Humanities Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years, for incoming freshmen. Covers on campus room/board and in-state tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For students who declare and pursue a concentration in the fine arts or humanities at the Wilkes Honors College.
The Harriet L. Wilkes Social Sciences Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years, for incoming freshmen. Covers on campus room/board and in-state tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For students who declare and pursue a concentration in history or the social sciences at the Wilkes Honors College.
The Dean's Scholarship: National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic Finalist. $9,000 per year.
IB/AICE Awards: Incoming Freshman, Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced International Certificate in Education (AICE) Diploma and the recommendation of the coordinator or counselor. Up to $6,000 per year.
Leadership Awards: Incoming Freshman, Outstanding leadership experience, Interview. Up to $6,000 per year.
Honors Scholarships: Admission to the Honors College. Up to $6,000 per year.
Kenan Science Scholarships: For juniors. See the Science Scholarship webpage.
Kenan Social Engagement Scholarships: For sophomores. See the Kenan Social Engagement Scholarship webpage.
Honors College Endowed Scholarships: Admission to the Honors College. The amount of the scholarships vary from year to year. More information is on our endowed scholarship webpage.
Out of State Scholarships: Scholarships that can be applied to the out-of-state tuition differential are available to out-of-state students. These may be renewed for up to 4 years so long as students continue to meet eligibility requirements. See Out-of-state scholarship information (pdf).
Latin American and Caribbean Wilkes Honors College Scholarship: For students from Latin America and the Caribbean who are admitted to the Honors College, the LACWHC scholarship covers most out-of-state tuition costs. To be eligible students must:
The El Sol Scholarship: Up to $5,000 per year, for Honors College students who demonstrate a commitment to serving Florida’s Latin American/Caribbean immigrant community. Click here for more information and an application.Other Academic Scholarships:
Talent/Background Based Scholarships - It is good to use an Internet based scholarship search engine, such as www.fastweb.com or www.srnexpress.com. The College Board also maintains a free scholarship database that you can access through their website at www.collegeboard.com.
Prestige Scholarships - Prestige scholarships are nationally competitive scholarships, and include the Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, Udall and Goldwater. Most of these scholarships are for graduate study. Several of these scholarships require applicants to be nominated by their University representative. Many of the FAU representatives are Honors College faculty. Further information is available on the Honors College Prestige Scholarships page.
Local/Regional Scholarships - DON’T ignore those local/regional scholarships. A $500 Elks or American Legion scholarship can pay for the first year of books, and is money that you won’t have to pay back. Apply for any scholarship that you may qualify for. Some require just a 2 page essay, and millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.
In addition, the following are links to other programs that may provide support. As these programs are not administered by the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, contact the sponsors directly for further information:
Visit the Financial Aid FAQ section just for Honors College Students.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How does FAU know I have Florida Prepaid?
A: At the beginning of each term FAU matched the list of currently enrolled students to Florida Prepaid's database, and then Florida Prepaid sends the payment to FAU after we bill them. There is no need to check in with the Controller's Office with your Florida Prepaid card.
Q: When will my Florida Prepaid be applied toward my account balance?
A: Florida Prepaid is posted approximately 3 - 4 weeks from the first day of classes. As the term approaches, the expected payment date from Florida Prepaid will be posted on your Account Summary by Term webpage (accessible through your MyFAU student account in FAU Self Service).
Q: Can Florida Prepaid be applied before my financial aid?
A: Financial Aid is applied during the 2nd - 3rd week of classes and is applied before Florida Prepaid.
Q: How much will Florida Prepaid pay toward my account balance?
A: Please visit http://www.fau.edu/controller/student_information/pdfs/fpp.pdf to view the contribution amount of Florida Prepaid. Students utilizing the "Tuition Only" plan will use the middle column, and students utilizing the "Tuition and Local Fee" plan will add the middle and right column. If you are unsure of your plan, please view your Florida Prepaid card or you may contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1 (800) 552-42732 #2.
Q: What fees are not covered by my Florida Prepaid plan?
A: Florida Prepaid will not pay for your Owl Card (FAU Photo I.D.); Technology Fees; Orientation Fee; Lab Fees; Late Payment Fee; Payment Plan Fees; eLearning Fees; Repeat Course Surcharge Fee; and Transportation Access Fee (Parking Decal).
Q: When do I pay my remaining balance?
A: All tuition and fees not covered by your Florida Prepaid plan (including those not covered by Financial Aid) are due two weeks following the last day to pay. View the FAU Academic Calendar for fee payment due dates.
Q: Can I sign up for a payment plan if I have Florida Prepaid?
A: Yes, during the Fall and Spring terms. However, payment plans are not offered during the summer term. Learn more.
Q: What if I do not want my Florida Prepaid to be invoiced?
A: If you do not want your Florida Prepaid to be invoiced, please complete a Request for Change in Billing of Florida Prepaid form.
Q: How do I apply my Florida Prepaid Dorm?
A: Please contact the Housing Office to utilize the Florida Prepaid Dorm Plan. Their contact information can be found here.
Q: How do I set up an authorized user for my account?
A: On the billing web site you can view your statements, make payments, ad an alternative email address, and set up AUTHORIZED USERS. You can also set up text messaging under "My Profile."