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Frequently Asked Questions
What is my first step?
Your first step is to contact us to set up an appointment to talk, either by phone or in person. We can determine if the degree you were pursuing years ago is still available, if it has new requirements, and if its classes are available online. Call us at (270) 745-3575 or email us at email@example.com. We can get you started on the road to completing your degree.
If I have attended WKU before, do I have to apply for admission again?
If you have completed at least one class at WKU and you've been out of school for over a year, you must re-apply for admission. But you do not have to pay the $40 admission fee again.
Can I get financial aid?
Eligibility for financial aid varies by need, not age. Loans and grants are considered financial aid and are awarded for any given school year beginning in the fall and ending in the following summer. Start by completing the federal financial aid form online. Have your income tax return papers from the previous year ready and go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and follow the directions. You will be prompted to choose WKU as the school to receive your information. You will find out what you qualify for right away. Receiving the actual aid can take 6-8 weeks.
There are other of possibilities that might help you pay for your classes, too. Give us a call, and we can help you get started.
I don’t live near WKU, can I take classes online?
After reviewing your degree program, our counselors can discuss with you the online courses that might fit well into your course work. Some degree programs offer a few online courses, some offer many, and a select number of programs can be achieved entirely with online classes. We can help you look at your options.
How will I know what classes I need to finish?
We will review your degree program and show you what you need to finish. We can also look at alternatives for those who want to finish a degree via the fastest route possible.