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.

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, 2024 - June 20, 2025 December 2023 - June 30, 2025 2022
July 1, 2025 - June 20, 2026 October 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

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 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