Student Financial Aid

Financing Your Education

WAU is committed to offering our students a quality education at an affordable price.

Financial aid is a crucial component of achieving your goal of a college education. We offer a variety of financial aid packages combining merit and need-based aid with state, federal, and institutional assistance. 

Student Financial Aid is here to support you and your family as you explore your financial aid options. We suggest reviewing our Strategies for Financing Your Education and Managing Your Contribution sections for additional assistance.


2022-23 FAFSA

Take the first step! The 2022-23 FAFSA launched on October 1st! Click this link to complete your FAFSA today.

WAU’s FAFSA school code is 002067. The deadline for Maryland State Residents is March 1st. 

Strategies for Financing Your Education

You and your family may have questions about financing your WAU education. 

WAU’s financial aid office offers strategies on financing your education and partners with ECMC on financial literacy.

HEERF (Higher Education Relief Funds)

The U. S Department of Education has provided funds through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to support colleges and universities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Washington Adventist University has received three allocations through Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Act (CARES), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARPA).