Financial resources

From financial aid to financial literacy, these resources are all about saving you money.

Page updated: 3/4/2022

iGrad - Financial Wellness - Personalized financial tools you can use to develop plans for budgeting, spending, and saving.

CARES Act and Unemployment: The Federal CARES Act expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits.

WSU Private Scholarships: View a listing of scholarships available to students through their specific colleges and the Office of Student Financial Aid. The deadline for all private scholarship applications is March 1 including all additional documents and reference letters that may be requested. Please keep in mind that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be received by Wayne State prior to March 1 for any opportunity that requires the student demonstrate "financial need".

AAMC - Managing Your Finances During Medical School: Review strategies for managing your financial aid and daily finances while you're in school, so that you can make the best financial decisions that will help you during and after medical school.

Detroit Public Library TIP Service: TIP (The Information Place) is a free community information and referral service that helps people find answers to the problems of everyday living. Call or visit the main library (313-481-1400) or any branch of the Detroit Public Library

External Scholarships: Complete a free profile then get matched to scholarships and grants you're qualified for from colleges, universities, organizations, foundations, corporations, government & more.

Last Mile Education Fund: Bridge Grants and Last Mile Grants can assist with educational expenses and other costs.

Reach Higher Emergency Grant Program:  Emergency grant helps pay for living expenses or unexpected financial obligations that prevent you from attending school. The grant is not for tuition and fees.

WSU McNairs Scholar Program: Academic program for low-income, first-generation doctoral students. Students must be considered low income, first generation college student, and/or a member of a traditionally underrepresented group in higher education (e.g. African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, or a student with a disability).

WSU Police bike and wheel locks: Club steering wheel locks can be obtained Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the WSU Police Department, located at 6050 Cass Avenue at Burroughs (two blocks north of the I-94/Ford Freeway.) There is a limit of two (2) Clubs per person and two (2) locks per person. Because WSUPD is not a retail sales operation, they do not have the equipment for credit, debit or OneCard swipe payments. they can accept cash (exact amount) or a personal check. Club steering wheel locks: $13. Club bicycle locks: $15.

WSU Student Emergency Fund: The Student Emergency Grant offers limited emergency financial assistance to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. The fund is designated to offset short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Awards are not considered loans and do not require repayment.

WSU Warrior Way Back: Warrior Way Back is a process for students to earn their way back into Wayne State University. Warrior Way Back relieves past student balances of former Wayne State University students who did not graduate.

Federal Student Aid:

Federal Pell Grant: Provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students. To apply for the Federal Pell Grant, file the FAFSA. The grant is only available to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or professional degree.