Aid process

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 WSU grants, federal student loans and work-study.

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

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

Step 1: Have your tax return and income information available

Income and tax information is required on the FAFSA.

When you are attending (school year) When you can submit a FAFSA Income and tax information year
July 1, 2023 - June 20, 2024 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 2021
July 1, 2024 - June 20, 2025 December 2023 - June 30, 2025 2022

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

Step 4: Follow up

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

  • Check 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 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

IRS Data Retrieval

The IRS Date Retrieval Tool (DRT) is available when you file the FAFSA. Using this tool is the easiest and most accurate way to file the FAFSA.

If you choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you will need to have tax returns and other records of other income available when you complete the FAFSA. If your FAFSA is selected for verification you may be asked to supply a copy of your IRS tax transcript. A tax transcript can be obtained online at

Parental data is not required on the FAFSA

Medical students are not required to provide parental data on the FAFSA. Only students who wish to apply for the Primary Care Loans and Loans to Disadvantaged Students need to provide parental data to be considered for these need-based loans. Medical students will be considered for need-based scholarships without providing parental tax information.