Financial Aid FAQs


For a complete list, visit the FAQs on the Financial Aid website.

Web: wofford.edu/financial-aid
Email: finaid@wofford.edu
Phone: 864-597-4160
Fax: 864-597-4149
Location: Hugh S. Black Building, second floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outside scholarships must be reported to the Financial Aid Office. The student’s financial aid will be recalculated and need-based aid (like subsidized lending) could potentially be affected. Also, a student’s total aid package may not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, room, board and books. If it occurs that a student has met these costs, then aid will be adjusted so that it does not exceed.

Yes, the Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to revise or cancel the financial aid award based on changes in your financial or academic status. The submission of false or misleading information is considered immediate grounds for cancellation of financial aid.

Yes! We list the maximum Federal Direct loan award you are eligible for on your award letter. However, we encourage you to borrow the least amount possible. If you would like to change your loan amount, simply e-mail Wofford’s Financial Aid office with your name, Wofford ID Number and the new amount requested.

Yes, but you must also complete the FAFSA each year and still maintain financial aid eligibility.

Information regarding eligibility, applications, and certification may be obtained from the Veterans Administration (1-888-GI-BILL-1). Upon receipt of all required documentation, the certifying official will forward an Enrollment Certification to the Veterans Administration Regional Office. No paperwork will automatically be prepared and forwarded to the VA for processing and payment without a specific request from you, the student. Ms. Tamara Burgess, Assistant Registrar, is the certifying official at Wofford College. If you have questions please contact her at 864-597-4030 or visit the Registrar’s Office located on the first floor of the DuPré Administration Building.

Yes. Student Employment positions are offered through numerous on-campus offices, academic departments and co-curricular programs. In some cases, we may offer an on-campus job as part of need-based financial aid packaging, through federal work study. Although it is up to the student to seek out employment when he/she arrives to campus. During orientation week, there will be a session provided with more information on how to find on and off campus employment.

The fall semester and interim (January term) are billed together. Institutional funds are split 55/45. Federal and state aid are typically spilt evenly.

Students who find employment are paid once a month in an earned paycheck. Work study funds do NOT go against the balance owed on the billing statement.

There are 4 payment options. You can choose a combination of the four. What you choose to do one year does not lock you into using the same plan each year. See the Payment Options for details.

Having a credit balance on your bill indicates your direct costs have been covered by payment and/or financial aid. The refund of those funds occur later in the semester.

Web: wofford.edu/financial-aid
Email: finaid@wofford.edu
Phone: 864-597-4160
Fax: 864-597-4149
Location: Hugh S. Black Building, second floor