Below, you’ll find support for WU parent FAQs—from when to pay tuition to how you can best support your student during their time as a Jacket. If you have a question you don’t see listed, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office of Admissions for answers.
Sending your student to college is one of the greatest financial and personal investments your family will make, and we strive to make sure you feel like you belong here, too. Welcome to the Waynesburg University family!
Why should my student attend Waynesburg University?
Waynesburg University educates students to make connections between faith, learning, and service so they can transform their communities and the world. Your student will receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty and career staff to make these deep-rooted connections and experience many one-of-a-kind opportunities to grow into a successful professional, a lifelong learner, and a caring service leader.
We offer students this quality education for a competitive yearly tuition that is one of the lowest for small private colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Tuition, room, and board at Waynesburg is nearly $10,000 less the national average for private, non-profit, four-year colleges, and more than 90 percent of Waynesburg students receive some form of financial aid each year.
Plus, a Waynesburg University Degree gets results: As attention on higher education is turning toward outcomes and fiscal responsibility, new ranking systems that focus primarily on value and job placement are being developed. Waynesburg University is consistently ranked as a top school within these systems and has emerged as a national leader in educational value. Our graduates consistently achieve high graduate school and career placement rates, and stay connected to and in contact with the university throughout their lives.
When will my student be notified if they have been accepted? What do we do next?
What are your most popular majors?
Top areas of study at Waynesburg University are business, communication, criminal justice, education, forensic science, and nursing.
Will someone help my student enroll in classes?
When does a student declare a major?
How large are classes at Waynesburg University and why does that matter?
How much should my student expect to study outside of class?
What are the rules for dropping a class? Does this affect my student's standing?
Can a student graduate in four years?
What medical paperwork does my student need to submit before Orientation?
On the myConnect portal, your student will access the required medical forms for enrollment. The forms will need to be printed and taken to your students doctors office to be completed.
When will my student receive their class schedule, roommate, and residence hall assignment?
When should we buy textbooks?
Can first-year students have cars on campus?
When should first-year students arrive on campus?
What should we bring for their room?
How do you recommend parents participate in order to help first-year students succeed?
What health services do you offer students?
The Student Health Services building is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to treat minor illnesses and injuries on campus. We’ll see them while they’re sick and help coordinate any off-campus care necessary. Flu clinics are held on campus in the fall, and an annual health fair takes place every spring. The Student Health Services team can be reached at 724-852-3332.
The Counseling Center provides free and confidential academic, personal, and career counseling to Waynesburg University students. Our qualified staff helps students gain self-knowledge, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Our goal is to help students on an individual level to achieve a positive campus experience and to develop to their full potential.
What accommodations are available for students with disabilities?
Is tutoring available?
In what kinds of situations do you alert parents?
In cases of missing persons, if administration determines that a student for whom a missing person report has been filed has been missing for more than 24 hours, the university will notify a parent or guardian if the student is under 18 years old. If the student is over 18 and has not identified a person to be contact, the university will notify appropriate law enforcement.
Is the area surrounding campus safe?
How can I stay informed in case of a campus emergency?
Tuition & Financial Aid
Are there part-time job opportunities available on campus and in the surrounding area?
Yes! We can connect students to work study, part-time, and local employment. They’ll need to follow instructions to register as a student at: www.collegecentral.com/Waynesburg and prepare a resume to upload on College Central. Search for positions by selecting “work study” and/or “part-time” in Waynesburg, PA to see all on-campus and local positions available and apply through the College Central Website.
If you are awarded Federal Work Study, you are under no obligation to participate in the program. Some students, especially first year students, feel that their free time would be better served adjusting to college life and studies. The FWS award amount is based on potential earnings and is neither reflected nor deducted on your student bill. Please note that student employment is not guaranteed even if your student was awarded work study. If you have any questions, please contact Waynesburg University Career Services Center at 724-852-3372.
Will costs increase each year?
How will my student be billed?
When will we receive a bill?
Are there payment options?
How do I know what aid my student will receive?
What if we need additional money?
Is my student's financial aid guaranteed in future years?
Does my student have to apply for aid every year?
When should they apply for aid?
What does my student's enrollment status need to be?
Do you recommend applying for loans?
Do we have to take out loans?
How much can my student borrow?
What about alternative student loans?
Can my student use outside scholarships?
What is my student withdraws from school?
What happens if our family's situation changes?
Can my student be declared independent?
Resident Life & Dining
Can I add more money to my student's dining card?
Jacket Dollars are additional funds that can be added to a student ID. They can be used in Benedum Cafeteria or the Bee Hive. To add Jacket Dollars to your student’s account please contact the Business Office at 724-852-3385. The Business Office will accept check, credit/debit card, or cash to be added to the student account. To use Jacket Dollars, your student will need to notify the cashier when checking out.
Are students required to live on campus?
How are residence halls protected?
What if my child has food allergies?
How are roommates assigned?
Are there laundry facilities?
Who should my child contact if they want to request a room change?
What is the drug and alcohol policy on campus?
What internship and career resources does WU offer students and alumni?
Alumni and students alike are welcome to use the Waynesburg University job and internship board at CollegeCentral.com/Waynesburg. Through partnerships with employers, faculty, staff and alumni, the Career Services Office helps students define, develop, and realize their career potential. They can visit us any time and request valuable opportunities to help them build professional experiences.
Where can students request a copy of their transcript?
How can I support Waynesburg University's future?
Your support of Waynesburg University is vital as we continue our mission of inspiring students to pursue lives of purpose. You can give a gift to Waynesburg University online here [need link] or over the phone to the Alumni Office at 724-852-3378.
No matter the size of your gift, we sincerely thank you for your generosity. This can be in the form of a financial donation, but we also are grateful any time you show up to campus to support your student, attend an on-campus event or support our athletic teams, or proudly wear your WU Parent gear.