Financial aid offer guide
Required reading about the conditions of your financial aid offers.
- Review the Financial Aid Portal in Academica regularly for outstanding requirements or to review and accept your awards.
- Check your WSU email and read all materials sent to you from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- File and renew a FAFSA every year if you wish to be considered for aid.
- Read and comply with the academic and registration calendar
- Pay your student accounts receivable bill (eBill) regardless of your financial aid status.
Keeping your awards
Maintaining financial aid eligibility is an annual process. Not only must you reapply for financial aid every year, but our office is required to monitor your eligibility throughout each year.
- Your participation in each course must be confirmed by each instructor. Your aid may be reduced or canceled if your participation is not confirmed.
- You must maintain at least half-time enrollment to remain eligible for most types of financial aid funds.
- You must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree or certificate.
- You must complete courses. Withdrawing from one class or all classes can negatively affect your eligibility to retain the funds awarded and/or disbursed to you.
Do you have a financial aid plan?
A good academic plan includes calculating how much financial aid will be available to you. Federal aid and many WSU scholarships and grants have annual and lifetime limits.
Federal Pell Grant limits: Receipt of the Federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 semesters of awards for full-time enrollment.
Federal loan limits: Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) have annual and lifetime limits. Once you reach the limits, you will be ineligible to borrow additional loans. In general, you may not receive subsidized loans for more than 150% of the published length of your program. If you lose eligibility for subsidized loans, the federal interest subsidy on the loans end and you become responsible for paying the interest.
If you want to take advantage of the reduced summer tuition rate and plan to pay with loan funds, borrow less than your maximum loan eligibility limit in the fall and winter.
WSU grant limits: The WSU Promise Grant is awarded for four consecutive years to new first-year undergraduates and for two consecutive years for new transfer students. Grant recipients are required to pass 24 credits each academic year and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
WSU scholarship limits: Most scholarships are awarded to new first-year undergraduates for four years only and to new transfer students for two years only. Recipients are required to pass 30 credits each academic year.
Under Student Resources, click the Financial Aid link
Select your aid year
- The 2021-22 academic year includes fall 2021, winter 2022, and spring/summer 2022.
- The 2022-23 academic year includes fall 2022, winter 2023, and spring/summer 2023.