Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is defined as expenses that are determined by the institution (tuition, fees, room and board). The estimated budget provided details of expenses that are flexible based on student choices (room/board, transportation costs, and personal expenses). The estimated budget provided does not represent the amount you would owe to the College. Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific majors, living arrangements, and personal spending decisions. A student’s financial aid package is based on the cost of attendance and can be increased if eligible and additional aid is available.

Cost of Attendance Definitions

Tuition – The amount per credit hour that has been approved by the Wiley College Board of Trustees. The amount provided is the average cost based on 12 hours per semester enrollment. Tuition varies per educational program.

General Fees – The amount of fees that a student will be required to pay. The fees are standard for all students except those enrolled in the Adult Education Program.

Technology Fees – The amount of fees that a student will be required to pay for use and maintenance of educational technology initiatives.

Room and Board – A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in Marshall and the surrounding area while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. If a student resides on campus, the cost would cover housing and meal plan fees.

Transportation – Represents travel to and from home residence and transportation costs to and from class and work.

Personal – Personal items not included in room and board and estimated federal loan fees.

Loan Fees – Average mandatory fees charged to a typical student to cover the processing costs associated with Federal Loan Programs.  Additional loan fees are required to be added to a student’s COA budget for any PLUS loan or Graduate PLUS Loan borrowed.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (maintaining eligibility)

For more information, review the SAP Policy and the SAP Application.

Scholarship Retention Requirements

For more information, review Institutional Scholarships.

Enrollment Status

A student’s enrollment status will be based on the number of hours for which they enrolled.  In order to receive the full amount of federal and scholarship funding, a student must be enrolled full-time. Scholarships are unavailable for part-time students. For financial aid purposes, enrollment status is based on the following:

Semester Full-Time Part-Time
Fall, Spring and Summer 12 or more hours 6 to 11 hours


Students who receive federal aid funds must attend all courses to keep financial assistance. Failure to attend class could result in a reduction or cancellation of aid. A student could be required to repay some or all of their financial aid, and they could lose their eligibility for future financial assistance. View the Wiley College Attendance Policy.

Repeated Coursework
Effective July 1, 2011, Federal Regulations specify that students may receive federal financial aid funding for one repetition of a previously passed course. A passed course for financial aid eligibility is defined as one in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or P is received.

Students will be allowed to receive aid for multiple courses labeled as ‘Special Topics’ as long as the course content differs. Course content will be verified with the Academic Colleges.

Resignation Policy for Wiley College
Review the Title IV Policy to learn more about withdrawing from Wiley College will impact your Federal Financial Aid.

Staff Code of Conduct Policy
Staff members in the Division for Enrollment Services are bound to act in compliance with the vision outlined in our mission statement and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.

We have also developed the following principles:

  • No staff member shall accept any gift from a representative of a student loan provider. The Department of Education has defined “gift” as:
    • “Any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item valued at more than a de minimus amount.
    • The term includes services, transportation, lodging, or meals, whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or by reimbursement.”
  • Staff will not participate in meals or refreshments from lenders.
  • Staff will not accept unsolicited marketing materials (such as pens, pads and markers) from lenders.
  • Office visits by representatives of major lenders are normally limited to twice a semester.
  • Staff members shall not accept any remuneration or expense-reimbursement for serving as a member of a lender’s advisory board. Staff may participate on advisory boards that are unrelated in any way to higher education loans.
  • No staff member shall accept any fee, payment, or other financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or contact to provide services from a representative of a student loan provider.
  • No staff member shall request or accept any offer of funds for private loans including funds for an opportunity pool loan from a representative of a student loan provider. The Department of Education has defined “opportunity pool loan” as:
    • “A private education loan made by a lender to a student (or the student’s family) that involves a payment by the institution to the lender for extending credit to the student.”
  • Wiley College does not currently require staff to complete and submit financial disclosure forms as a condition of employment. All staff members in the Division for Enrollment Services will disclose to his or her immediate supervisor if an assigned task could create a perceived or real “conflict of interest” in the eyes of the public.
  • Wiley College does not have a revenue-sharing arrangement with any student loan provider. These agreements are prohibited.
  • Lender account representatives are not permitted to work within the Division for Enrollment Services or to pass themselves off as employees of the College.
  • Wiley College is committed to educating our families and students on loan products and services available. We take pride in knowing that we’ve selected lenders based on specific criteria that will ensure students and families get quality loan products and customer service that meet their needs. Every student has the right to use a lender and guarantor of his/her choice. We have reviewed the current Wiley College Lender Partner List and feel that our Lender Partners continue to provide products and services in the best interest of our students. Based on regulations, we are required to review information for any lender that expresses an interest to become a part of this Lender Partner List, and we will do so on a case-by-case basis.

Staff who knowingly fail to follow these guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action.