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At Western Washington University, we strive to support our students with financial assistance through grants, scholarships, Work Study, and loan programs.

We are available by phone, in person or email to assist you with any financial aid related questions year-round. For more complex questions an appointment with a financial aid counselor may be scheduled.

We have many useful tools to help you understand your estimated aid eligibility using the Net Price Calculator, your Cost of Attendance (COA), and how to budget your educational expenses.

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How do I request a revision to my financial aid based on a change in financial circumstances?

In some cases a Professional Judgement (PJ) determination can be made to re-calculate a student's aid eligibility due to a chance in financial circumstances.  Situations such as a reduction or loss of income since the tax year associated with the FAFSA, a marital status change for a dependent's parents or an independent student and other unique situations can be considered.

Learn more about Professional Judgement Determinations.

In some cases, the standard Cost of Attendance (COA) will not meet the needs of students. Requests to increase the COA for extraordinary educational costs incurred during the academic year can be submitted. However, the amount already included in the standard budget will be factored into any adjustment.

Learn more about Cost of Attendance Changes

How does applying to graduate affect financial aid?

During your senior year you must apply to graduate. The Registrar's Office will prepare an Official Degree Evaluation showing the courses you need to complete the graduation requirements for your program. Only the courses listed on the Official Degree Evaluation may be used to determine financial aid eligibility.

Learn More about Financial Aid & Graduation

How do I appeal if I was suspended for Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Students placed on financial aid suspension may appeal for aid reinstatement if unusual circumstances prevented them from meeting satisfactory academic progress requirements. Reinstatement is not guaranteed, and appeal approvals do not reinstate aid retroactively.

Learn more about Requirements to Maintain Aid

How does summer financial aid work?

Visit the Summer Financial Aid page for details.

Announcements

The Summer Financial Aid Application is still available in Web4U. 

Deadlines and important information are available on the summer application page.  For an estimate of your aid eligibility contact the Financial Aid Department.

Grants and Scholarships for Western Students

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Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)* to apply for financial aid for your education at Western. 

We encourage every applicant, new student, and continuing student to apply for financial aid as soon as possible.

Complete the FAFSA 

Complete the WASFA*

Western's Federal School Code is 003802. This code is used for all WWU campuses and locations.

*Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA instead.