University named ‘best value’ school
WAYNESBURG – Waynesburg University was recently selected by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Value School – Regional Universities (North) in the 2014 “U.S. News Best Colleges” ranking, which identifies the top 15 “Best Value Schools” in the northern region of the country.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the Best Values Schools’ calculations take into consideration the university’s academic quality combined with the 2012-13 net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid.
As defined by U.S. News & World Report, schools named to the list are above average academically and cost considerably less than many other schools when the financial aid that they dispense, in the form of need-based grants and scholarships, is taken into account.
“At Waynesburg University, ensuring that the cost of Christian higher education remains affordable for our students has always remained a top priority,” said Douglas G. Lee, Waynesburg University President. “As the ranking indicates, Waynesburg offers an affordable yet valuable combination of rigorous academic programs as well as service and character building opportunities.”
During the 2012-13 academic year, more than 90 percent of Waynesburg students received some form of financial aid.
The university processes aid from a wide variety of sources, including all federal, state and institutional aid programs. In the 2012-13 year, it awarded more than $33 million in aid to its students. This aid included academic scholarships, federal, state and institutional grants, work-study opportunities and student or parent educational loans.
For first-time freshman students, the university offers two types of renewable, four-year scholarships: Achievement Awards and Competitive Merit Scholarship Programs.
Achievement Awards range between $5,000 and $15,000 annually and are based on the combination of each applicant’s cumulative high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. This range of scholarships can cover approximately 25 to 75 percent of tuition cost.
Competitive Merit Scholarship Programs can cover from $2,500 to full tuition, room and board annually. These programs include the Bonner Scholarship, the Eagle Scout/Gold Award, the Jeffery and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship and the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership Scholarship.
For more information on financial aid and scholarships at Waynesburg University, contact the university’s office of financial aid at 724-852-3208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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