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Explanation of Fees


Tuition & Fees

Tuition & fees are charged based on the student’s registration and requirements for program of study. Students should refer to the Tuition & Fees Schedule, their school’s bulletin and their registration information on WIN to confirm tuition amounts.

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Tuition Deposit

Each spring, all returning undergraduate students, whether on campus or studying abroad in either a Wake Forest or affiliate program (any study abroad program not directly sponsored by the University), are required to pay a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit to Wake Forest to reserve their fall enrollment at the University.

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Housing

Students are charged for on-campus housing based on their housing assignment. Housing charges »

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Meal Plan

A minimum meal plan is required for all students living on campus based on their housing assignment. If a student does not choose a meal plan, the minimum plan for the housing assignment will automatically be billed to the student’s account. Dining plans »

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Food Dollars

Meal plans include a declining balance fund called Food Dollars that allows students to make food purchases from any campus eatery. They are equivalent to U.S. dollars. Additional Food Dollars are purchased directly through Wake Forest Dining Services and do not appear on student account statements.

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Deacon Dollars

Deacon Dollars are a declining balance fund held on the Deacon OneCard that can be used for both food and non-food purchases at most campus locations. They are equivalent to U.S. dollars.

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Deacon OneCard Replacement Fee

A  fee is charged to replace a Deacon OneCard that is lost, stolen, damaged or malfunctioning. Please click here for more information.

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Study Abroad Deposit

Students participating in Wake Forest semester study abroad programs in London, Venice, Vienna, Dijon, Salamanca and Southern Cone: Chile & Argentina are required to pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm their intent to participate in the program.

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Study Abroad Enrollment Fee

Undergraduates studying abroad through an affiliate program (approved study abroad programs offered through program providers or other universities) are charged a study abroad enrollment fee each semester. This fee reserves the student’s enrollment at the University and covers certain technology and administrative expenses. If the student will be studying abroad in the fall, the Fall Tuition Deposit is applied to this fee. This fee is non-refundable due to a student’s withdrawal from the program.

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Vehicle Registration

Students are required to pay a registration fee to park motor vehicles in Wake Forest-owned parking lots. Fees »

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Parking Fines

Any traffic fines incurred throughout the year are listed on student account statements. Appeals to the Traffic Commission must be made within 14 days of the violation. Payment for traffic fines are still due by the due date listed on the bill regardless of whether an appeal is in process. If the appeal is granted, then a student must fill out a student refund request form if a credit balance results from the appeal.  For more information, contact Parking Management.

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Health Service Fee & Charges

A non-refundable student health fee is charged to all full-time Reynolda Campus students. The fee is applied evenly between fall and spring semesters. This fee is to enhance health services to students and is not for health insurance. Clinic charges that are not paid at the time of service are billed to the student’s account. For more information, contact Student Health Service.

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Student Health Insurance Premium

All full-time, degree seeking students are required to have medical insurance coverage. This fee covers the premium for the University’s Health Insurance Plan (HIP). Premiums are determined each year and published on the Wake Forest University website. Students may waive enrollment if they carry comparable personal health insurance coverage providing appropriate access to health care services in the Winston-Salem area. International students may waive enrollment if they are covered by approved international plans or have coverage through an approved plan provided by a U.S.-based employer. Learn more »

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Technology Access Fee

All off-campus undergraduates are charged a non-refundable technology access fee.

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Transcript Fee

A non-refundable, one-time transcript fee is charged to all full and part-time undergraduate, graduate and Divinity school students.

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New Student Orientation Fee

A non-refundable orientation fee is charged in the fall semester to all new/transfer undergraduate students.

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ThinkPad Replacement Parts

Information Systems charges fees to replace lost or broken ThinkPad parts.

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ThinkPad Protection

The University offers optional protection for all University-owned ThinkPads to cover accidental spills, drops or other damage. Without the protection, students are required to pay a $500 deductible per incident for damages to their computer. Deductibles are subject to change. Learn more »

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Electronic Wall Street Journal

Students enrolled in the undergraduate Business School are charged a mandatory annual fee to access the Interactive Wall Street Journal.

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