Warrior Way Back

Warrior Way Back

Earn your way back to learn at Wayne State University

Warrior Way Back is a process for students to earn their way back into Wayne State University. Warrior Way Back relieves past student balances of former Wayne State University students who did not graduate.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Who qualifies for Warrior Way Back?
    • Undergraduate level students
    • Students who have not attended class at WSU in over two years
    • Students who were previously enrolled at WSU, but did not earn a bachelor's degree
    • Students who have a past due account balance of $1,500 or less
    • Students who have a minimum 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
    • Students who have a 2018-19 FAFSA on file
  • How do I begin the Warrior Way Back Process?

    You can contact the Student Service Center at by emailing warriorwayback@wayne.edu. Walk-in appointments are available at the Student Service Center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • I have a balance at an institution other than WSU do I qualify?

    Wayne State University cannot forgive balances owed to other institutions, but it is our hope that other college and universities will follow our lead and do all they can to support students who wish to return to higher education.

  • I attended an information session what can I expect next?

    Student Accounts Receivable, the Office of Student Financial Aid and the University Advising Center will complete a thorough review of your qualifications

    • Please allow up to two weeks to ensure accuracy

    Once the review is complete you will be contacted by WSU about your eligibility for the program and given next steps

    • Be sure to check your email and voicemail
    • If you are qualified for Warrior Way Back, the Office of Student Financial Aid will call you to discuss financial details
  • What are the requirements¬†for Warrior Way Back after being accepted into the program?
    • Register for a minimum of six credits for three out of four consecutive terms
    • Limit coursework to only those required for graduation
    • Earn a minimum of a "C" grade in each course and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher each semester
    • Meet all financial aid student and account balance requirements
  • How is my balance to WSU forgiven?
    • A student's balance with the university is forgiven in thirds. Warrior Way Back students must be enrolled at least part-time and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible.
    • Example: Student left Wayne State owing a balance of $1,500 in 2013. Student returns to WSU and enrolls in fall 2018 as a full-time student. Student successfully complete the semester. Wayne State forgives $500 of the student's past-due balance. Student enrolls for the next semester. At the end of that successful semester, WSU forgives another $500 of the past-due balance. Student enrolls for the third semester and successfully completes that semester.