Financial Resources

Federal Student Financial Aid

The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for the Won Institute is G39493. The FAFSA should be completed online at least one month prior to the start of classes, but may be completed as early as possible. 

As a graduate school, Won Institute students are eligible for a Direct Loan or a Direct Graduate Plus Loan. Information about these loans and how they differ is available from the Department of Education. Currently the upper limit of the Direct Loan is $20,500 and the interest rate as of July 1, 2019 is 6.08%. The upper limit of the Direct Graduate Plus Loan depends on the cost of attendance of a student’s program and the interest rate as of July 1,2019 is 7.08%.

Veteran Benefits

The Won Institute is approved for veteran’s educational benefits. For more information on this process, please contact our Registrar.

Financial Aid Forms

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Internal Scholarships

Song Eun Scholarship Fund

The Won Institute offers the Song Eun Scholarship Fund, which is designed to help cover the tuition of any part or full-time Won Buddhist Studies or Applied Meditation Studies student. Certificate students are not eligible for the Song Eun Scholarship unless they are full-time students (taking 7.5 or more credits). Individuals interested in applying must submit the Scholarship Application by August 15 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term.

Song Dok Scholarship Fund

The Song Dok Scholarship is specifically designed for current Won Buddhist ministers who wish to enroll in Won Institute courses and for American students who are enrolled in the Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies program and intend to matriculate into the Won Buddhist Studies program. These funds are available to help cover the tuition of both part and full-time students. Individuals interested in applying must submit the Scholarship Application by August 15 for the fall term and December 15 for the spring term.

Institutional Aid Scholarship

The Institutional Aid Scholarship is a merit and need-based scholarship awarded to select members of the incoming class of students in the Doctor of Acupuncture, Master of Acupuncture Studies and Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate programIndividuals interested in applying must submit the Institutional Aid Application by August 1.

External Scholarships

A list of possible places to search for scholarships compiled by staff, students, and informational mailings to the Institute. By no means comprehensive – good luck with your search – click below to start!

I chose the Won for the small class size, the community feel and the meditation component is wonderful!
Margaret Haff
ACS Class of 2016