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Welcome to the Wake Forest Community!

We are excited that you have decided to continue your educational journey with the Wake Forest School of Professional Studies.

On this page, you’ll find resources and materials to help you prepare for the start of classes, including financial aid, tuition, billing, payments, deposits, registration, contact information, and more.

To Get Started:

After You Submit Your Enrollment Deposit:

  • Activate your WFU account within 10 days of receiving the account activation email.
  • SPS will register you for your first two courses. You will receive a “Getting Started” email that will provide details and directions on how to change your schedule if needed.
  • Secure your funding. Be sure to start the process early. If you plan to utilize Financial Aid, see the steps below.
  • Review your bill and make your payment for the first semester.

Financial Aid

Secure your funding. Be sure to start the process early. Our financial aid guide provides additional information and the steps are outlined below.

Steps for Financial Aid:

Please Note: Upon receipt of your FAFSA information, the Office of Financial Aid will be able to determine your loan eligibility. Financial Aid information is communicated via your WFU email and the Wake Information Network (WIN). These accounts are created immediately after payment of your enrollment deposit. Please be sure to activate your WFU account when requested.

Accessing Financial Aid on WIN

Once you have activated your WFU Account, you can log in to the Wake Information Network (WIN) to view your student financial account information. Once logged in to WIN:

  • Select Virtual Campus in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Click Financial Aid Portal. This will open the portal to your home page. Here you will see your documents and messages.
    • The Award Year in the top right hand corner should reflect the current award year.
  • Complete the necessary documents in order to accept/decline your financial aid offer.
  • Use the drop-down options in the menu to navigate through the portal to review your financial aid offer and accept your loans.


If you have questions regarding your financial aid or the aid process, please contact the SPS Office of Financial Aid at

Tuition and Billing

  • Billing Details and Deadlines

    The Deacon Electronic Account Center (DEAC) is an electronic billing system that allows students and authorized payers to view student account activity in real-time, 24/7. You can access your DEAC accounts by logging into WIN, clicking on the Personal tab, and then clicking on DEAC – Deacon Electronic Account Center in the Online Bills section.

    SPS billing dates are listed below:

    Semester Billing Date Payment Due
    Fall July 1 August 1
    Spring November 1 December 1
    Summer April 1 May 1

    Payments will be accepted after the billing dates listed above and up until the start of the course.

  • Tuition and Payments

    Tuition Rate:

    2023-2024 School of Professional Studies cost per credit: $1,217 for a Master’s Degree in Project Management, Digital Marketing, Health Informatics, Financial Technology and Analytics, and Communications. The cost per credit is $1,167 for a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.


    Tuition Deposit:

    A new student deposit of $500 is required for all new Wake Forest University students enrolled in a degree and/or certificate program. The deposit is nonrefundable and is credited to the first semester tuition bill. The deposit amount credited to the first semester tuition bill is the total amount minus the processing fee.


    Monthly Payment Plans Available:

    Wake Forest University School of Professional Studies students who are enrolled in both mini terms each semester have the opportunity to participate in an interest-free, monthly payment plan through Nelnet Business Solutions. This is not a loan. No interest or credit check is required, but an enrollment fee of $125 is charged. More information can be found here.

  • Refunds/Reimbursement Policy

    The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is designed for working professionals who seek to grow professionally while maintaining flexibility. At SPS, we understand that opportunities and disruptions will occur during your time as a student and we seek to be as flexible as possible so you can successfully complete your plan of study.

    A student who officially withdraws during a semester may be entitled to a refund of tuition depending on the student’s date of withdrawal. Refunds will be reduced by the amount of any outstanding charges on a student’s account. There are no refunds for mandatory fees after the first class day in a semester as reflected in the academic calendar. If a student withdraws from a course and/or program, refunds are issued as follows based on start dates of each mini term:


    Official Weeks Tuition Refund
    Before classes begin 100% (- deposit)
    1st-2nd weeks of classes 100% (- deposit)
    3rd-4th weeks of classes 50%
    After 4th week of classes 0

    Students are responsible for officially dropping courses to be eligible for an adjustment. Nonpayment for classes for which you are registered or non-attendance in a registered class does not release you from financial obligation and will not drop you from the class.

    Students will be dropped from a course by the 10th instructional day for non-payment and/or non-attendance.

  • Questions? We are here to help!

    We know Financial Aid and Billing can be confusing, but we are here for you with any questions you may have regarding your bill, payment, or refunds.

    Please email or call 704-317-4021 to speak with our Director of Financial Aid and Student Accounts, Linda Higgins.


  • 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

    Term Start Date End Date
    Fall Term 1 August 22, 2022 October 12, 2022
    Fall Term 2 October 17, 2022 December 7, 2022
    Spring Term 1 January 9, 2023 March 1, 2023
    Spring Term 2 March 6, 2023 April 26, 2023
    Summer Term 1 May 1, 2023 June 21, 2023
    Summer Term 2 June 26, 2023 August 16, 2023

    Full Academic Calendar

  • 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

    Term Start Date End Date
    Fall Term 1  August 28, 2023  October 18, 2023
    Fall Term 2  October 23, 2023  December 13, 2023
    Spring Term 1  January 8, 2024  February 28, 2024
    Spring Term 2  March 4, 2024  April 24, 2024
    Summer Term 1  April 29, 2024  June 19, 2024
    Summer Term 2  June 24, 2024  August 14, 2024

    Full Academic Calendar


  • Registering for Classes

    Fall registration is now open. Follow the steps below to register for classes:

    • Have your course information ready.
    • Go to the Registration Portal and click on Register.
    • Select the Current Term for which you are registering.
      Note: Remember that there are two mini terms offered each semester.
    • Select CRN Tab.
    • Enter the Course Reference Number (CRN) for the course or courses you want to add.
    • Click Submit.

    Don’t forget to review the Student Handbook for any updates!

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