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

In some cases, the standard cost of attendance will not meet the needs of students. Requests to increase your budget 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 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


Due to FAFSA Simplification, the 2024-2025 FAFSA has significant changes in terminology and the application is delayed to accommodate the updates. 

The Priority Filing Deadline is extended from January 31 to February 28, 2024. 


Federal Student Loan Repayments And New Initiatives To Assist Borrowers

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.