Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for state and federal financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You’ll need to file a FAFSA each year you wish to receive financial aid. Filing the FAFSA as a first-year student doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get financial aid your second year.
This is the general process for receiving financial aid at the start of Fall semester.
To get the most amount of financial aid, you’ll need to complete separate applications for:
- WSU Foundation scholarships
- WSU academic department scholarships
- other outside scholarship programs
If you made a mistake, you can correct information in your FAFSA online.
What if Your Circumstances Change?
Major changes in your family circumstances such as loss of employment, high medical expenses, or death could impact the financial aid you’re able to receive.
If you’ve completed the FAFSA and are experiencing this situation, you may submit a Special Conditions Review Form.
The Financial Aid Office will review your information and determine whether any changes can be made.
Need help figuring out the financial aid process? Have questions about your award letter or how aid money is distributed?
Financial aid counselors are available to help you understand how you can fund your college education.