An average of fifteen applicants are selected to enter the full-time, Reynolda Campus counseling program each year. All of those selected will be awarded partial tuition scholarships that cover approximately 80% of the tuition cost.
As part-time students, Online Campus students are not eligible for tuition scholarships from Wake Forest University, however the financial aid office will help students navigate outside loans and scholarships. For more information, please see the Graduate School Prospective Student Webpage and also the section on this page entitled, ‘Scholarships for Graduate Counseling Students.’
Hearst Minority Assistantships. These assistantships are available to under-represented minority graduate students on the WFU Reynolda campus. Candidates must be United States citizens and belong to one of the following under-represented minority groups: African American, Hispanic (including Puerto Rican, Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Pacific Islander). All eligible applicants to graduate programs on the Reynolda campus (includes full-time Counseling and Human Services programs) will be considered.
See the Graduate School Bulletin for information about other grants and loans that are available.
Several departments on campus advertise paid positions directly to counseling students. Reynolda Campus graduate counseling students work part-time in such areas as the Learning Assistance Center, Residence Life and Housing, Student Financial Aid, the Office of Student Development and the Student Union.
For information regarding Loan Repayment options, please contact the WFU Financial Aid Office.
For information on general counseling scholarships that may apply to you, click here.
Be sure to carefully read ALL application instructions and requirements before you apply. Specific terms and conditions for eligibility are determined by the individual scholarship sponsors, not by Wake Forest University.
The Counseling Department produces a regular podcast series to highlight the research of its faculty, and to talk about various aspects of the Counseling program. Take a listen to one episode below or visit our Podcast page to hear more.