How to apply

File the FAFSA

The school code for WSU 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.

2023-24 FAFSA   Apply for fall 2023, winter 2024 and spring/summer 2024 semesters. 
                          Available October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024, use your 2021 income/tax information

2024-25 FAFSA   Apply for fall 2024, winter 2025 and spring/summer 2025 semesters. 
                          Available in December 2023 - June 30, 2025, use your 2022 income/tax information

2024-25 FAFSA resources for completing the form

Step 1: Have your tax return and income information available when you file the FAFSA.

  • Use the IRS Direct Data Exchange to transfer your tax data directly onto your FAFSA.
 
When you are attending (school year) When you can submit a FAFSA Which year's income and tax information is required
July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 2021
July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025 December 2023 - June 30, 2025 2022
July 1, 2025 - June 30, 2026 October 1, 2024 - June 30, 2026 2023

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.
  • New first-year undergraduates are encouraged to file the FAFSA early to be considered for all available funding options.

Step 4: Follow up

  • We will use the data on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid. 

  • Check the Financial Aid Portal in Academica for any additional required documents. Complete your requirements early so your aid is ready for you when you need it. You cannot receive aid unless your requirements have been completed. Federal loans can only be processed while you are still enrolled for the semester.

Check your requirements

Avoid delays

Submit your FAFSA and all documents early for maximum aid eligibility.

  • The 2023-24 FAFSA is available October 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
  • The 2024-25 FAFSA is available December 2023 through June 30, 2025.

FAFSA help

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.

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