Welcome to William Peace University, where education is about much more than just earning a degree. Expect an experience that will challenge and nurture your student with personal attention and abundant opportunities to learn, to grow and to shine.
As a parent, guardian or family member of a current or future Peace student, you have a vested interest in their choice of college. That makes you an important part of our extended family. From here, you can get to know WPU, find answers to important questions and support your student along their journey, whether they’re just looking at colleges or have already been admitted to WPU.
MARCH 12, 2020: An important Message from our President in response to the global coronavirus pandemic | no on-campus activities and transitioning to online instruction. All information and communications regarding COVID-19 are being updated HERE.
MAY 13, 2020: William Peace University has notified students of available funding for those who have incurred hardship or financial challenges due to COVID-19. WPU in conjunction with the United States Department of Education is pleased to offer an opportunity to request financial assistance. Students who were enrolled in at least one in-person course at WPU as of March 13, 2020 are encouraged to submit a request to be considered for grant funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund/ HEERF. Additional information on Communications to Students.
- If you were enrolled in at least one in-person course at the University as of March 13, 2020 and have a hardship or expense that was/is related to COVID-19, please complete this form (COVID-19 Emergency Relief Application) so we may determine your eligibility for emergency support from this Federal Program.
The Value of a Peace Education
It’s undeniable. Not just because of our record of post-graduation success, but also because we leave no stone unturned in making your student’s college education affordable. Explore payment options, financial aid, scholarships and more.
Unique Preparation for 21st Century Life & Careers
Hands-on learning. A skill-developing core curriculum. Small class sizes, professors who mentor (and truly care!) and an innovative academic approach that’s driven by results.
What About Student Billing?
It’s quick and easy to pay your bill or set up a payment plan.
“I know my son will be in good hands. I hope he squeezes out everything William Peace University has to offer him!”
Sandy Carrington, Pacer Parent
Life on Campus
You’re not just sending your student off to study; you’re sending him or her to live in a new place. No doubt you want to know what life will be like on campus. Rest assured, residence halls are safe, comfortable and convenient, dining options are designed to accommodate many different preferences and dietary restrictions, and there will be plenty to do outside of classes.
Orientation for Parents & Families
Why should students have all the fun? Plan to attend our two-day Pacer Camp for Parents to learn all about WPU and the many resources we offer your student. It covers academics, financial information and budgeting help, life on and around campus, safety, wellness and much more.
Raleigh. Our Extended Campus.
Parents often describe our scenic location in the heart of downtown Raleigh as an “oasis”, but that is only part of the story. A perennial “Best Place” to live and attend college, Raleigh provides myriad opportunities for experiential learning, civic involvement, employment, internships, culture, recreation and social activities.