Federal student loans can be an option for graduate students who need assistance with educational expenses.
Applying for aid
To receive federal aid you must annually file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The FAFSA is available online on January 1. File the FAFSA and complete requirements early to have your aid ready for you when you need it.
The FAFSA is a requirement, in order for us to determine your eligibility for federal aid, which includes federal student loans.
|Required reading||Accepting your awards|
How financial aid is determined
We determine your eligibility for federal aid based on the information that you supplied on the FAFSA.
The sum of all aid from all sources cannot exceed the set estimated cost of attendance figure.
As an incoming student, you will receive one paper award letter mailed to your home address. You will receive all other notifications via your WSU email account. You may view your award information at any time in Academica.
Complete outstanding requirements
Aid cannot be applied to your student account until all requirements are met.
Academica is the secure portal for information and resources at Wayne State University. Academica requires a student AccessID. Upon application for admission to WSU, notification of the AccessID and a temporary password are mailed to applicants from the Office of Computing & Information Technology (C&IT).
Disbursement of financial aid funds
Financial aid funds are applied to your student account balance at the beginning of each semester provided you meet all requirements.
- Respond to all requests for information
- Enroll at least half-time, which is four credits for a graduate student, five credits for a law student.
- Complete loan entrance counseling and sign promissory note(s) if you are borrowing loans.
Professional school students
|Office of Student Financial Aid at WSU School of Medicine|
|Office of Student Financial Aid at Wayne Law|