Financial Aid Estimation Resources

We understand that students and families are interested in knowing financial aid eligibility for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. Due to the late opening of the FAFSA and delays in FAFSA processing, there will be a delay in providing financial aid offers to our new students. In the meantime, should you wish to estimate certain types of federal or state financial aid based on your processed FAFSA data we encourage you to use some of the available tools listed below.

Federal Student Aid Information

The Federal Student Aid Estimator provides an estimate of how much federal aid a student may be able to receive based on the Student Aid Index (SAI), an index that determines federal aid eligibility. This can be completed by students or parents. Allow 5-10 minutes to use this tool. You will need student and parents (if applicable) financial information or student spouse information if applicable.

Washington College Grant, College Bound and Washington Bridge Grant Eligibility Information

The Washington College Grant is available to all Washington Residents who are considered low to middle income families or individuals who are enrolled in an eligible school. No separate application is needed to review eligibility annually other than the FAFSA or WASFA for eligible Washington State residents. The state of Washington determines eligibility based on family size and income. You can estimate your Washington College Grant eligibility by reviewing the Median Family Income (MFI) chart and cross referencing it with family size to determine the percentage of your family’s MFI. After reviewing your percentage, you would use the MFI chart referring to the amount listed for Western Washington University. To use this tool, you will need your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) and untaxed income as reported on your 2024-2025 FAFSA and the family size indicated on your 2022 IRS Tax Return.

Scholarship Information

  • Review Admissions merit based scholarships on the WWU Admissions page.
  • Search for private donor scholarships on the WWU Scholarship Center page.
  • Search for scholarships at the Create a profile and be notified of scholarships applications that may be a good fit! Open to any Washington state residents or students attending Washington State schools.

Cost of Attendance

  • Review the estimated WWU Cost of Attendance. The estimated cost of attendance is based on anticipated full time fall, winter and spring costs including estimated educational costs such as books & supplies, personal expenses, transportation and housing and meals.
  • The Cost and Resource Calculator can be used to determine the difference between your estimated costs and your resources including financial aid. This can help estimate the potential gap between financial aid and the cost to attend WWU and/or help to anticipate borrowing needs.