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Applying for FAFSA

General Information

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the form that the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal aid. This aid can include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

Why should I complete the FAFSA?

完成FAFSA可以让你被考虑申请联邦、州和某些类型的奖学金 of institutional financial aid.  The fastest way to submit your FAFSA is online at fafsa.gov.  Both of these methods allow the 联邦处理器对你的信息做“最后检查”,以确保你的FAFSA is ready for processing before it is submitted. 

Which FAFSA should I complete?

你需要每年完成FAFSA,你想要考虑财务 aid.  每年检查你所有的信息,因为你的资格可能会改变 depending on your family's circumstances.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA将于2021年10月1日开始使用,将用于2022年秋季, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 terms. For the 2022-2023 FAFSA, you will use your 2020 income information on the application.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA将于2022年10月1日开始使用,将用于2023年秋季, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 terms. For the 2023-2024 FAFSA, you will use your 2021 income information on the application.

When should I complete the FAFSA?  Is there a deadline?

Finish your FAFSA as soon as possible. December 1st is WSU's priority date. Students can file after this date, but the opportunity to receive some types of aid programs will be greatly reduced. Eligibility for the 联邦佩尔助学金和/或联邦直接贷款不受此优先期限的影响.  A list of final deadlines is available here.


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