WOOSTER, Ohio—The pandemic has disrupted both academic and co-curricular experiences for college students across the country. The College of Wooster seeks to support our students by providing the fullest Wooster experience possible in this difficult time, and has focused on creating flexibility for students and families. The Wooster Plus Program is part of that effort. The Wooster Plus Program provides the opportunity for students to complete their studies at Wooster in a ninth or tenth semester, tuition free.
The conditions for eligibility are below.
The Wooster Plus Program is available to any Wooster student who:
- Is enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking Wooster student for both the fall and spring semesters of the 2020-21 academic year.
- Has not yet completed degree requirements to graduate from Wooster at the end of their eighth semester.
- Completes eight semesters of study at Wooster (or, for transfer students, at least the last four semesters) with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and enrolls in the Wooster Plus Program during the academic year immediately following their eighth semester.
During the Wooster Plus Program, students must:
- Enroll full-time (at least three courses per semester) in Wooster courses.
- Live on campus.
The Wooster Plus Program will provide a full-tuition scholarship for up to two semesters of study during the fifth year, minus any federal, state, or institutional grants or scholarships for which the student ordinarily qualifies. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal or state grants. Other costs, including mandatory fees, room, and board are the responsibility of the student. Federal student and parent loans may be available, subject to aggregate loan limits.
Click here for important details on requirements and answers to frequently asked questions about the Wooster Plus Program.