Wesleyan Ministers Dependent Grant

Wesleyan Ministers Dependent Grant (WMDG) is awarded to dependent students of licensed or ordained Wesleyan ministers who are considered full time by their district; or actively serving career Wesleyan missionaries who are appointed by Global Partners. WMDG covers 50% of tuition cost. Up to 100% of tuition cost may be covered through the combination of other institutional aid a student may be eligible for and South Carolina Tuition Grants (SC residents only). If eligible, federal grants, state scholarships, and civic organization awards may be applied toward the cost of room and board and other institutional fees, not to exceed direct university charges. (Updates to the WMDG begin in Fall 2016.)

The parent must remain as appointed and full-time active status at the time of University acceptance and matriculation. If a student gets married prior to the academic year, the WMDG is no longer applicable. 

Southern Wesleyan honors the sacrificial work of our Wesleyan ministers. Our goal is to provide as much assistance as possible to those dependents whose families are already making a significant contribution to Wesleyan higher education. Making Southern Wesleyan a best-buy for this important group of students is a high priority. They often become our best athletes, our most committed learners, and most active student life advocates. SWU appreciates the impact dependents of Wesleyan pastors make on our university community!