How to Apply for Funding and Assistance
WAU encourages applicants to the University to apply for financial aid. To be considered, you must submit the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://fafsa.ed.gov. Filing the FAFSA® will enable WAU’s Student Financial Services to consider you for all types of need-based aid. Student Financial Services reviews the family financial circumstances of each admitted student and determines your financial need based on information supplied by the FAFSA®.
The FAFSA® is available on October 1 and requires information from an earlier tax year. FAFSA® applicants (and their parents, if appropriate) must report the prior year’s income information. Beginning with the 2017–2018 FAFSA®, students will report 2015 income information from two years prior, which in this case is 2015 income information—two tax years before the beginning of the school year. For the 2018–2019 school year, applicants (and their parents, if appropriate) must report income information for 2016—the tax year before the beginning of the school year. (See table.)
|If You Plan to Attend WAU||You Will Submit This FAFSA®||You Can Submit the FAFSA® From||Using Income and Tax Information From|
|July 1, 2017 –|
June 30, 2018
|2017-2018||October 1, 2016 –|
June 30, 2018
|July 1, 2018 –|
June 30, 2019
|2018-2019||October 1, 2017 –|
June 30, 2019
If you have not yet filed your prior year taxes (2015 taxes for the 2017-2018 school year and 2016 taxes for the 2018-2019 school year), you can estimate your income on the FAFSA®. Please be as accurate as possible; variances with finalized information can result in an adjusted award. You will need to log back into the FAFSA® once your prior year taxes are complete and correct the information.
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