Statements concerning expenses are not to be regarded as forming an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. The costs of instruction and other services outlined herein are those in effect on the date of publication of this bulletin, and the University reserves the right to change without notice the cost of instruction and other services at any time.

Charges are due in full on August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Students with accounts that are not paid in full by these deadlines may experience certain consequences, including, but not limited to, not being eligible to receive a diploma or register for classes.  

All students will be required to acknowledge the “Wake Forest University- Statement of Financial Responsibility” as part of the new and continuing onboarding process via Workday Student; this allows students to clearly understand financial policies. All students have a Student Financial Services- Financial Responsibility Statement Not Acknowledged” hold on their Workday student account until acknowledgement is made.



Fee Per Semester Per Year
Full-time $33,235 $66,470
Part-time $2,770 (per hour) *
Affiliate Programs $33,235
Audit Fee $75 (per hour)
Summer School 2024 $950 (per hour)

* Students must receive approval prior to the start of classes for part-time study.

Students should expect an increase yearly in tuition. Students must obtain approval for part-time status prior to the beginning of the semester from the Office of Academic Advising to be eligible for part-time tuition.

Students enrolled in the College or in the School of Business for full-time residence credit are given full privileges regarding libraries, laboratories, athletic contests, concerts, publications, the Student Union, the University Theatre, and Deacon Health Services. Part-time students are granted the use of the libraries, laboratories, and Deacon Health Services but not to the other privileges mentioned above.

Students are required to arrive on campus by the last day to add a course for each semester. 

Room Rates

Room Type Per Semester Per Year
Deacon Place rooms $6,844 $13,688
Single rooms and all apartments $6,588 $13,176
Double rooms $5,586 $11,172
Summer 2024 session: single $1,212
Summer 2024 session: double $826

Meal Plans

All resident students are required to sign-up for a meal plan. Choose the plan that best fits your lifestyle and the minimum plan for your housing type. To select your plan, first, log in to the Housing Portal. Off-campus residents may purchase a meal plan, but are not required to do so.

For specific details on all meal plan choices, including the specific meal plans and prices, please visit Deacon Dining’s website.

All students, regardless of class year, can change (increase or decrease) their meal plan for the fall semester through August 1, adhering to area and class year minimums. Plan decreases for the fall semester are not allowed after August 1; however, plan increases will be accepted through September 30, adhering to area and class year minimums. Plan decreases for the spring semester are not allowed after January 2; however, plan increases will be accepted through January 31, adhering to area and class year minimums. 

Deacon Dollars

In addition to a meal plan, students may also purchase Deacon Dollars. The Deacon Dollar account is a debit account system on the student ID card that allows purchases throughout campus.

Meal  Plan Options

Meal Plan Food Dollars Cost/Semester
Freedom Plan $400 $4,831
Black Plus Plan $325 $4,033
Base Plan $275 $3,422
Forestry Plan $100 $3,422
Gold Plan $750 $3,457
Screamin’ Plan $375 $2,256
Apartment Style Plan $300 $1,348
Commuter Plan** $250 $837

** Commuter students only.

Other Fees 

An admission application fee of $85 is required with each application for admission to cover the cost of processing and is nonrefundable.

To secure their seats in next year's class, students are required to submit an enrollment deposit of $1,500. All enrollment deposits must be submitted via the Admissions portal to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by May 1st and are nonrefundable. The deposit is credited to the student’s account to apply to future charges. 

Individual instruction music fees are required in addition to tuition for students enrolling for individual study in applied music in the Department of Music and are billed to the student account by Student Financial Services. The fee is $325 for ½-hour music classes and $650 for 1-hour music classes.

A one-time nonrefundable new-student orientation fee of $370 is charged to all new and transfer students during their first semester.

A mandatory nonrefundable Deacon Health fee of $572 per year is charged for all students.*

A mandatory nonrefundable Student Activity fee of $206 per year is charged to all students.*

A mandatory nonrefundable Wellness fee of $394 per year is charged to all students.*

A Continuous Enrollment fee of $100 per semester is charged to a student who has been granted continuous enrollment. 

Library fees are charged for lost or damaged books and are payable in the library.

A Returned Check fee of $25 is charged for each returned check or returned e-check payment by the Office of Student Financial Services

* Students participating in University-sponsored study abroad/away programs or affiliate programs are not assessed these fees by Wake Forest University. 

Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance Premium. Wake Forest University requires health insurance for all full-time, degree-seeking students. Students who demonstrate coverage that meets our criteria may waive the insurance provided by WFU. Students may apply for a waiver or enroll online beginning July 1st - September 15th. Premiums for student health insur­ance will be determined each year and published on the Wake Forest University website. Complete details and criteria can be found online

 Medical Leave Continuous Enrollment Status. Students enrolled in the health insurance plan may continue coverage for a maximum of one year while on medical continuous enrollment status approved by the University. Students must intend to return and remain a degree-seeking candidate and remit appropriate premiums. To determine if you are eligible, please contact Student Blue for more information at 800-579-8022 or 336-758-4247.