Applying for aid
File the FAFSA
WSU's federal school code is 002329
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for financial aid. This includes grants, loans and work-study programs.
2018-19 FAFSA Apply for fall 2018, winter 2019 and spring/summer 2019 semesters.
Available October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019, use your 2016 income/tax information
2019-20 FAFSA Apply for fall 2019, winter 2020 and spring/summer 2020 semesters.
Available October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020, use your 2017 income/tax information
Use the mobile app to file your FAFSA - new
The myStudentAid mobile app is available in the App Store (on iOS) and the Play Store (on Android).
Step 1: Have your tax return and income information available when you file the FAFSA.
- Income and tax information is required on the FAFSA.
When you are attending (school year) When you can submit a FAFSA Which year's income and tax information is required July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019
2016 July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020 2017 July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021 2018
Step 2: Obtain an FSA ID
- To electronically sign your FAFSA, you must first obtain an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov
Step 3: File your FAFSA
- The FAFSA is available at fafsa.gov.
- State of Michigan 2019-20 FAFSA deadline: March 1, 2019
- New freshmen are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2018
- WSU 2019-20 FAFSA priority deadline: March 1, 2019
Step 4: Follow up
We will use the data on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
Check Academica for any additional required documents. Complete your requirements early so your aid is ready for you when you need it.
- Check your requirements
Submit your FAFSA and all documents early for maximum aid eligibility.
- The 2018-19 FAFSA is available until June 30, 2019.
- The 2019-20 FAFSA is available October 1, 2018 until June 30, 2020.
Help with the FAFSA is available by phone at 800-4-FED-AID [800-433-3243]. Online support is also available via chat or email from the Federal Student Aid Information Center.