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WSU grants

You must file the FAFSA by March 31, 2017, to be considered for these need-based awards. These awards are offered to eligible students who are admitted and begin attending in the fall semester.

Wayne Access Award

Wayne State is committed to helping students cover the cost of tuition and fees in combination with federal, state and other institutional aid. 

Award for new freshmen - fall 2017

  • The Wayne Access Award will cover up to the full cost of tuition and standard fees at the in-state rate minus federal, state and other university-based aid. 
  • This award is renewable for up to four years, with the option to apply for a fifth year, provided you are on track to graduate

Award requirements

  • Incoming freshmen who demonstrate need as determined by FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0-5000 will automatically be considered for this award
  • Complete file the 2017-18 FAFSA by March 31, 2017
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.
  • The sum of all aid received cannot exceed your financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

To retain the award

  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 24 credits per academic year
  • Meet with your academic advisor each semester to remain on track for graduation
  • File your FAFSA each year, continuing to demonstrate need with the required EFC
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, the award will terminate at that time.

Wayne State Promise Award

The WSU Promise Award aims to help incoming freshmen stay on track to graduate within four years.

Award for new freshmen - fall 2017

  • The Promise Award is up to $3,000 for up to four consecutive years, beginning the semester of admission.
  • This award is renewable for up to four years, with the option to apply for a fifth year, provided you are on track to graduate

Award requirements

  • Incoming freshmen who demonstrate need as determined by FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 5001-9000 will automatically be considered for this award
  • Complete file the 2017-18 FAFSA by March 31, 2017
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.
  • The sum of all aid received cannot exceed your financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

To retain the award

  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 24 credits per academic year
  • File your FAFSA each year, continuing to demonstrate need with the required EFC
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, the award will terminate at that time.

Wayne State Promise Award for community college transfer students

The WSU Promise Award aims to help incoming community college transfer students stay on track to graduate within two years.

Award for new community college transfer students - fall 2017

  • The Promise Award is up to $3,000 for up to four semesters within two consecutive years beginning with the term of admission.

Award requirements

  • Awarded to qualified incoming transfer students who are currently enrolled or were enrolled in the two previous semesters at a community college. 
  • Incoming transfer students who demonstrate need as determined by FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0-6000 will automatically be considered for this award
  • Complete file the 2017-18 FAFSA by March 31, 2017
  • This award is for fall and winter semesters and is disbursed only to students who attend full-time.
  • The sum of all aid received cannot exceed your financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

To retain the award

  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • Maintain full-time enrollment during the fall and winter semesters
  • Pass at least 24 credits per academic year
  • File your FAFSA each year, continuing to demonstrate need with the required EFC
  • If you earn a bachelor's degree in less than four years, the award will terminate at that time.