Applying for aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for financial aid. This includes grants, loans and work-study programs. Coming to WSU? Use our federal school code on the FAFSA - 002329.
Join us for FAFSA Friday - free assistance with filing the FAFSA
Step 1: Have your tax return and income information available when you file the FAFSA
Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import your information from the IRS is the easiest and most accurate way to file.
Income and tax information is required on the FAFSA.
|School year||When to file the FAFSA||Which income/tax year|
|July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023||October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023||2020|
|July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024||October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024||2021|
Step 2: Create an FSA ID
- To file and electronically sign your FAFSA, you will be asked to create an FSA ID.
Step 3: File your FAFSA
- The FAFSA is available at studentaid.gov/fafsa.
- State of Michigan 2023-24 FAFSA deadline: March 1, 2023
- Incoming first-year undergraduate priority deadline: December 1, 2022
- File early to be considered for all available resources
Step 4: Follow up
- Follow-up at the school you will be attending to see if there are other documents to submit
- Complete all the requirements in advance, so your aid is ready for you in the fall
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.
Preparing for school
- FinAid.org - Calculators for costs, savings and aid
- Michigan Student Financial Aid - State of Michigan resources
- Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers - Federal Trade Commission
Federal Student Aid resources
Attending Wayne State University
- WSU admissions options
- WSU College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- WSU transfer credit evaluation
- WSU scholarships
- WSU tuition pledge programs
For high school counselors
Financial aid information for high school counselors and advisors: