Financial aid checklist
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. The FAFSA is available in the prior fall for the upcoming academic year. The WSU federal code is 002329. The FAFSA is required for all awards including Wayne Law scholarships.
Admission to the Law School is not required to submit the FAFSA. However, you must be admitted to the Law School before you will be considered for a financial aid award.
Check the status of your financial aid at any time in the Financial Aid Portal in Academica. Use the tabs in the portal to review your information and accept awards.
- Home - Review any unsatisfied student requirements
- Award Offer - Review your estimated cost of attendance and your award offers
- Financial Aid History - Review the awards that have been awarded to you while at WSU
- Resources - Review any fund messages or calculations for the return of funds if you have withdrawn
- Notifications - Review any messages we have sent to you
- Satisfactory Academic Progress - Review your SAP status
Financial aid awards must be accepted or declined in the Financial Aid Portal in Academica. You will receive an email notice to review your awards. Email is sent to your WSU email account.
If you need more funds than the amount offered in your award, you may consider a Federal Grad PLUS Loan.
Complete aid requirements
First-time aid applicants: Federal financial aid (Title IV) authorization form.
Prior to disbursement of your aid
Enroll at least halftime. At least halftime enrollment is required for most types of aid including Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Grad PLUS Loans.
Plan your budget to accommodate expenses prior to financial aid disbursement. The earliest financial aid can be applied to your tuition account is the week before the semester begins.
If you are expecting a financial aid refund, consider signing up for direct deposit.
After your aid is disbursed
Contact the financial aid office if you are considering withdrawing from courses. Withdrawal may result in the loss of all or a portion of your financial aid.