The University of Ancient Wisdom operates under the ideal that the important and valuable information offered by the university should not be manipulated or conditioned by the students’ capacity to pay. The classroom courses and lectures offered by the UOAW may ask for donations for attendance, as well to cover the expenses related to classrooms, teacher transportation and course organization. Online courses are offered at no cost. When a student has accumulated the required courses and presented their coursework to obtain the certificate, they will be asked for a donation proportionate to administrative costs.

In the case that a student needs a sponsor to graduate, they can contact a respective professor or UOAW office.