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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Presentations

Informational Videos

2020-21 Financial Aid Offer Letter/Email

Verification: 2020-21 Dependent Student Verification form (DV1)

Summer 2020 Financial Aid


Financial Aid TV

Click the link above to view to visit CWU Financial Aid TV, a suite of short videos on a variety of financial aid topics. Browse by category or check out the curated video playlists. 

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Forms & Worksheets

The link in the title will take you to the Financial Aid "Forms & Worksheets" web page. You can access instructions for uploading financial aid documents to MyCWU as well as forms for verification, revision requests, and more!

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Students can use this site to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid - (FAFSA). Be careful many search engines will give the wrong site. Do not use a .com or a .org site!. Go directly to The FAFSA is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid and you should NEVER have to pay a fee to apply.
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

Federal Student Aid ID Web site
Students and parents can use this site to request their FSA ID. You and your parents can use your FSA ID to sign and review your FAFSA, sign a Master Promissory Note and complete Entrance Counseling. 

Student Aid on the Web
Student gateway to the US Government, delivering government information to services across your campus and around the world. Learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk to your family about college.

See how federal student aid can help you pay for college!

Loan Repayment Calculator
Learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk to your family about college.

Provides online access to information on your existing Direct Loan(s). You may access and manage your account, complete entrance counseling and exit interviews or change your demographic information. This site contains details on annual and aggregate loan limits. You may also download deferment and forbearance forms, change your payment plan, and review your payment history.

Complete the electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN). You and your parent(s) can complete and sign a MPN over the web. You will be required to use your FSA ID to login to complete an electronic MPN.

Direct Loan Applicant Services: 1-800-557-7394
Direct Loan Servicing Center: 1-800-848-0979
Loan Consolidation Network: 1-800-557-7392


Internal Revenue Service
Request a copy of your tax return at this site. Three different types of tax data are available: tax return transcripts, tax account transcripts and photocopies of tax returns. The Tax Return Transcript is usually sufficient for financial aid purposes and it’s free. IRS Forms and Publications can also be downloaded from this site. 1-800-829-1040

Publication 970 —Tax Benefits for Higher Education
This publication explains tax benefits that may be available to you if you are saving or paying education costs for yourself or, in many cases another student who is a member of your immediate family. Most benefits apply only to higher education.  What is in this publication: Chapter 1 explains the tax treatment of various types of educational assistance, including scholarships, fellowships, and tuition reductions. Two tax credits for which you may be eligible are explained in chapters 2 and 3. These benefits, which reduce the amount of income tax you may have to pay, are:

• The American Opportunity Credit, and
• The Lifetime learning credit

Ten other types of benefits are explained in chapters 4 through 12. With these benefits, you may be able to:

• Deduct student loan interest;
• Receive tax-free treatment of a canceled student loan;
• Receive tax-free student loan repayment assistance;
• Deduct tuition and fees for education;
• Establish an contribute to a Coverdell education savings account (ESA)m which features tax-free earnings;
• Participate in a qualified tuition program (QTP), which features tax-free earnings;
• Take early distributions from any type of individual retirement arrangement (IRA) for education costs without paying the 10% additional tax on early distributions;
• Cash in savings bonds for education costs without having to pay tax on the interest;
• Receive tax-free educational benefits from your employer; and
• Take a business deduction for work-related education.


Loan Forgiveness
Loan Cancellation and Forgiveness Program.  Choose the “repaying your loans” menu option for information on loan cancelation and forgiveness options for teachers and public service employees.


Higher Education Coordinating Board
Provides information on state programs such as the Educational Opportunity Grant (EOG), Washington Promise, Washington Scholar, and Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET).

College Success Foundation


National Student Loan Data System
Provides information about Title IV loans and/or Pell grants. The site displays information on loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan status and disbursements.

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman
The student financial assistance Ombudsman site can informally help borrowers resolve loan disputes. Problems with Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Guaranteed Student Loans and other programs are covered.

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