Financial Aid for International Students
847 College Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
International students applying to The College of Wooster can be considered for both merit and need-based awards. Funding is awarded as the "Wooster International Scholarship" and ranges from $5,000 to full tuition, based on both merit and financial need. The Wooster International Scholarship is renewable annually for each year the student is in good standing at the College (there is no minimum GPA for renewal). The Scholarship does not need to be repaid.
Merit Based Scholarships
Both first-year and transfer international students are automatically considered for competitive, merit-based scholarships. Merit scholarships range from $5,000/year to $30,000/year and are based on academic talent, contributions to the high school and local community, personal essay, and recommendation letters.
Students are encouraged to interview with a Wooster representative in order to share more about their high school activities and accomplishments. Interviews are offered online via our web portal throughout the year, in-person in select cities, and during our International Interview Day (information coming soon). We also accept interviews through InitialView and Vericant. Interviews are not required for merit scholarship consideration, but are encouraged when possible.
Need Based Financial Aid
To apply for need-based financial aid, international students must submit the international student financial aid application (.pdf) and the certificate of finances (.pdf). It's important that you fill out this document accurately and completely. Incorrect or incomplete information can negatively affect your offer of admission. Need-based aid is competitive, and the maximum financial aid package at the College of Wooster for international students covers full tuition.
Students who are awarded Need-Based financial aid will have that amount included in their Wooster International Scholarship at the time of admission.
Working on Campus
International students are allowed to work on campus, and many of our students do engage in on-campus employment. Most student jobs pay U.S. $8.30/hour. Under U.S. immigration law, international students can only work up to 20 hours/week while classes are in session and up to 40 hours/week during breaks.
Your campus employment is not automatically credited to your student account. Rather, when you begin your campus job, you may choose to have your earnings given to you in a check or applied directly to your tuition for the following semester. We will discuss on-campus employment at international orientation.
Funding for Experiential Learning
Wooster provides a unique opportunity for students to receive fellowships to take advantage of research and internship opportunities, both in the U.S. and abroad, and even start their own business. Please click on the following to learn more: APEX Fellowships, Copeland funding, and Launch Club.