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Financial AidBouillon Hall 106(509) 963-1611FinancialAid@cwu.edu
Phone number: 509-963-1611
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Start here https://studentaid.gov
Yes, we can increase your cost of attendance for study abroad which could potentially make you eligible for additional aid.
You can view the status of your financial aid by logging into your MYCWU account and clicking on the student tab, then the financial tab and lastly view financial aid.
Depending on your specific situation, dropping classes may affect your financial aid eligibility. State aid requires students to complete credits in their enrollment range (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, less-than half-time) each quarter. Federal aid requires a cumulative completion rate of 66.7%, checked annually. Anything below will put you at risk of losing your state and/or federal aid. Talk to a Financial Aid Counselor before dropping classes.
You must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 credits for under graduates and 5 credits for graduates) to receive loans. Grants & scholarship eligibility is determined on enrollment status.
When you have leftover financial aid after your charges have been paid you receive a refund check of that leftover money.
Instructions for signing up for direct deposit via your MyCWU Self-Service are here.
You should submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. Priority deadline is Feb. 1, 2022.
The Scholarship Central application opens on October 1 and closes on March 1.
No, grants follow the federal and state census period policy. After add/drop period (census), the grants are locked in the current enrollment level. Adding or dropping classes after add/drop period will not change the amount of the grants.
You can view your to do items by logging into your MyCWU, then click on student center, the To Do List is on the right hand side.
Log into your MYCWU account and click on the student tab> then on the left side click on the financial tab> then accept/ decline awards.
Tuition and fees are due in full on the fifth day of the quarter.
For 2021-2022, use 2019 tax information.
For 2022-2023, use 2020 tax information.
This may seem like a typo, but it is correct. You will use 2020 tax information for the 2022-2023 school year.
CWU students can apply for over 300 scholarships using the Scholarship Central application. For outside scholarships, click here for list of resources.
you must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant/Loan eligible program
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Work study provides part time jobs for undergrad and grad students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Check with a financial aid counselor to see if you're eligible before you start job searching.
Often referred to as "gift aid", grants are free money that does not have to be repaid.
The Scholarship Central search application will enter you into consideration for more than 300 scholarships available only to CWU students.
The contact information is listed here. You can call and request that FSA send CWU a fax confirming your default/overpayment has been resolved even if NSLDS has not been updated.
You can now upload Financial Aid documents to your “To Do List” from your MyCWU account Directly from your computer instead of waiting in line, and here’s how:
1. Navigate to your “Student” tab on MyCWU:
2. Under your “To Do List” section select one of the items on your list:
3. A window will pop up with an “Add Attachment” button:
Your scholarship may not show up as pending aid because we mey not have received the funds from your scholarship donor. You should check with your scholarship donor.
October 1, 2021 for Fall
January 13, 2022 for Winter
April 7, 2022 for Spring
June 27, 2022 for Summer
Sign up for direct deposit here.
If you're enrolled full time (12 or more credits for undergraduates and 10 or more credits for graduates), your aid will pay your charges the first day of class. If not, charges will be paid after add/drop period.
A private loan you receive through an outside bank/company. Click here for more information.
Email us at email@example.com through your CWU email and let us know you want it canceled or come into the office in Bouillon Hall and let us know you want to cancel it.
The difference is that an unsubsidized loan starts accruing interest from the first disbursement you receive. The subsidized doesn't accrue interest while you are in school. Interest begins accruing 6 months after graduation or 6 months after you stop attending school.
Come into the financial aid office in Bouillon Hall or email firstname.lastname@example.org through your CWU email requesting the loan to be reoffered. You will need to show your student ID or if emailing incluse it in the email.
A parent plus loan is a loan in your parent's name that your parent takes out. To begin the process of getting the loan, your parent needs to log into studentaid.gov and apply for a plus loan and complete the parent master promissory note.
Studentaid.gov, you must complete this to receive information about the loan you are taking out.you are required to complete entrance counseling before your loans can be disbursed.
Log into studentaid.gov to get your loan servicer's contact information.
Log into studentaid.gov to see your loan balance.
Current interest rates as of July 1st 2021 are:
Direct Subsidized Loan (Undergraduate): 3.73%
Direct Unsubsidized Loan (Undergraduate): 3.73%
Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Graduate or Professional Students): 5.28%
Direct PLUS Loans (Parents and Graduate or Professional Students): 6.28%
No, click here for dependency criteria.
You become independent at the age of 24 .
No, however you may be eligible for institutional aid. Check with the Office of International Student Programs.
FAFSA School Code: 003771