Student Financial Services

Financial Aid and Planning

To assist students in meeting their educational expenses Johnson & Wales University, through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), offers several types of financial assistance — scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and federal work-study. In many cases, qualified students receive a financial aid package which may include a combination of these offers. Students are reminded to file for financial aid each year and as soon as possible after October 1 to gain access to the maximum amount of financial aid. There may be a priority filing deadline for state grants.

Financial planners are available on a walk-in basis to assist students with the FAFSA, which determines eligibility for federal, state and institutional need-based aid. Financial planners also advise students on options to pay for educational expenses after financial aid, including semester payment plans, monthly payment plans and additional loan options.

For assistance in selecting payment options or making financial arrangements to meet educational expenses, contact Student Financial Services at the appropriate campus.

Statement Regarding Tuition and Fees

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events or programs (including revision, postponement or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes, and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes). Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit or curtail our operations.

**Please note that Student Academic Services, Experiential Education & Career Services, and Center for Academic Support are integrated on the Charlotte Campus. The department is now called the Academic & Career Excellence Center (ACE Center).