Wright State Newsroom – New financial aid program covers full tuition for eligible undergraduate students at Wright State « Wright State University

Newly enrolled Ohio high school students can receive their full tuition at Wright State University through a new program for accomplished students with financial need.

The new Take Flight program will cover undergraduate tuition for Ohio students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and a Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 2,000 or less on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Ohio high school students who enroll at Wright State’s Dayton Campus for Fall 2022 are eligible for the program.

“In its commitment to transforming the lives of students and the communities it serves, Wright State created the Take Flight program to provide needed financial support to academically accomplished students,” said President Sue Edwards, Ph.D. This new financial aid program is part of Wright State’s ongoing efforts to support our students and help them achieve their goals.”

Learn more about the Flight program.

No separate application is required for the Take Flight program or other freshman scholarships offered by Wright State.

Students must apply to the Dayton campus of Wright State as new first-time students by June 1, 2022. Families must also submit their FAFSA by June 1, 2022.

Wright State’s application for admission is free. Students can apply today at wright.edu/apply.

Families unfamiliar with the FAFSA, or the Free Federal Student Aid Application, are encouraged to attend one of Wright State’s Financial Aid 101 virtual events or register for an appointment. you individual. More information is available at wright.edu/fafsa101.

Take Flight program funds will cover the gap between a student’s federal and state grants and scholarships and their undergraduate tuition.

The program covers the cost of up to 18 hours of undergraduate coursework per semester. Institutional scholarships and grants awarded under the Take Flight program are renewable for up to eight semesters.

The program also offers the following benefits:

  • Fee waiver for student and family member for summer orientation
  • Up to $100 in textbook vouchers each school year
  • Dedicated success team, including academic advisor, success coach and career consultant
  • Special workshops related to internships, research opportunities and career development.

Under the Take Flight program, students with financial need will also be offered the Federal Work-Study Program, a federal employment program. Participation is not mandatory and is dependent on students applying and being hired by an on-campus employer who participates in the federal work-study program. Students can spend their federal work-study earnings as they wish and they are not required to use those earnings to pay tuition or college fees.

The costs of housing, meals, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are not included in the Take Flight program, but may be covered by other sources of funding such as federal student loans, federal work-study and private loans.

To remain eligible for the Take Flight scholarship and grant program each academic year, students must:

  • File the FAFSA by February 1
  • Have an expected family contribution of $2,000 or less
  • Maintain residency in Ohio
  • Enroll full-time on the Dayton campus
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Meet standards of satisfactory academic progress

In addition to the Take Flight program, Wright State offers freshman scholarships to eligible undergraduate students who enroll directly out of high school.

Students admitted to first year are automatically considered for scholarships based on their high school GPA, as well as need-based grants when they submit their FAFSA to Wright State.

In addition to providing freebies to help provide an affordable education, Wright State has one of the lowest tuition rates among four-year universities in Ohio.

And the Wright Tuition Guarantee Program locks in the same annual tuition, room, and board over a four-year college career for newly admitted and degree-seeking undergraduates who reside in Ohio.