Using Academica

Under Student Resources, Financial Aid 

Click the Financial Aid Portal link

Academica menu

Financial aid recipients will have access to the following tabs:

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Resources - Review any fund messages or calculations for the return of funds if you have withdrawn 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

Award year

  • The 2020-21 award year includes the fall 2020, winter 2021, and spring/summer 2021 semesters.
  • The 2021-22 award year includes the fall 2021, winter 2022, and spring/summer 2022 semesters.

Award offer

You can accept or decline the full or partial amount. It is a good idea to calculate a personal budget to help avoid borrowing too much. 

Reviewing your awards

  1. Choose the "Award Year" in the top right corner

  2. Click the "Award Offer" tab, and scroll down to review your awards

  3. Review the awards offered to accept all, a portion, or to decline the awards. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. 

  4. Under the "Home" tab, review any new Student Requirements that may be tied to the acceptance of awards.   

Unsatisfied requirements

Make sure you check your unsatisfied requirements. After you accept a loan award, you will need to complete loan counseling and a promissory note.

Student requirements in Academica