Accepting Your Financial Aid Offers

Viewing Your Status

The financial aid status page displays your packaging status summary, and your satisfactory progress based on your last quarter of attendance. To check your financial aid status, please follow these steps.

  • Go to MyCWU > Sign In > Financial Toolbox >  View Financial Aid
  • Sign in with your Central Washington University username and password
  • Go to your Financial Toolbox and click on View Financial Aid
  • Accept the information on CWU's drug and alcohol policy, your financial responsibility, and immunization.
  • Select the appropriate aid year
  • Your financial aid status is displayed for the chosen aid year.

Eligibility Requirements

Prior to accepting any loans or rewards, please read through the following documents.

As a Financial Aid recipient you are responsible for understanding these requirements.

Accepting or Declining Your Offer

Once you have been awarded financial aid you will have an opportunity to accept, decline, or reduce your specific awards.

  • When logged onto MyCWU, navigate to Financial Toolbox > Accept/Decline Awards
  • To reduce the amount of loan:  First accept your loan, then a pop up box will appear where you can specify the dollar amount of loan you wish to accept, or you can notify us in writing with a specific dollar amount you wish to accept.

You may make adjustments during the academic year, such as to reduce or decline future disbursements of your loan funds, or to accept loan funds that you had previously declined if you still have remaining loan eligibility. Please check with the Financial Aid Office if you wish to adjust your aid package after the initial acceptance of your awards.

If accepting federal loans, please complete the Federal Loan Paperwork.

If offered a Parent PLUS loan, then complete:

  • “Apply for a Plus Loan”; Click Parent Borrowers.
  • Plus Loan Master Promissory (MPN); Select Parent PLUS as the MPN type

Note: You will receive a confirmation email from Student Loans for each successfully completed item.

Monitor your CWU Outlook Email

All official university communications such as; financial aid offers, billing statements, and 1098t are sent to your CWU email address. Access your email regularly at MyCWU select Student Outlook.

Award Information is in the Award Checklist (pdf).

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