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How to Apply for Assistance

WAU encourages applicants to the University to apply for financial aid. In order to be considered, you must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Filing this form by the deadline date will enable us to consider you for all types of need-based aid. WAU’s Office of Student Financial Services reviews the family financial circumstances of each admitted student and determines your financial need based on information supplied by the FAFSA.

If you have not yet filed your current year taxes (2011), you can estimate your income on the FAFSA by using year-to-date pay stubs and bank statements and comparing data with last year’s federal taxes. Please be as accurate as possible; variances with finalized information can result in an adjusted award.


FALL Admittance

March 1

  • MD State Scholarship Applications Due

July 1

  • 10 Month Payment Plan Begins

August 29-30

  • Registration/Financial Clearance

November 7

  • First Day to Drop without losing Financial Aid

Additional Application Information

  • Be sure to meet all deadlines in order to receive full financial aid consideration.
  • During processing, additional documentation may be required. The Office of Student Financial Services will inform you if additional items are needed.