Tuition FAQs

 

  1. Patten University does not participate in federal funding programs (also known as Title IV). What are the implications of this for students?
    • Patten is able to offer the most affordable, accredited university programs in the US because it does not participate in federal funding programs. As a result, all students benefit from affordable tuition that does not require accumulation of debt to earn a degree.
    • Students who transfer into Patten University and have previously participated in federal financial aid programs will not be able to continue receiving federal aid. Some students may need to begin loan repayments; please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans for more information on repayment options.
  2. What does this mean for students who transfer out of a program for which they received federal financial aid?
    • The student’s federal aid (Title IV) grace period will end six months after a transition Patten University and they may be responsible to start paying back their student loans at that time. Students may be able to apply for a forbearance or deferment of their Title IV loans based on multiple circumstances. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans for more information on repayment options.
  3. How will a student juggle paying their loans and paying their tuition?
    • There are some options that students may qualify for to help manage these two payments.
      • Students may be able to apply for a forbearance or deferment of their Title IV loans based on multiple circumstances. Please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans for more information on repayment options.
      • Students may call and talk to their lenders about repayment options such as deferments or forbearances.
  4. I cannot afford a monthly payment for my tuition. What are some other payment options available to me?
    • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance – Many companies offer tuition reimbursement/assistance for employees seeking higher education. Students may check with their employer’s Human Resources office to see if their company offers this benefit.
    • Students may want to apply for scholarships in their community or at:
  5. I am a student who uses the Montgomery GI Bill or the VA Tuition Assistance Program to pay for my education. Does Wilson University participate in either of these programs?
    • Neither Patten University, nor Wilson University, participates in either of these programs at this time. However, Wilson University is in the process of researching our eligibility to offer these programs to Military Students. More information will be available on these programs in the near future. For more information at this current time, please contact your Wilson University Coach by email at danderson@WilsonU.org or aaston@WilsonU.org, or by phone at 1-800-762-5990.