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Student Financial Assistance

Loan Requests

The information below describes the steps for decreasing or increasing your federal loan. Click on the options below that best suits your needs.

I would like to increase my federal student loan.

Loan Increases 

  • If the full amount of the federal student loan was not accepted, and you would like to have your loan increased, please send a request to fa.loans@wku.edu
  • Please list Loan Increase as the email title 
  • Indicate both the amount the loan should be increased by, and the total amount that you (the student) wish to borrow.   
    • For example, if the loan is currently $1,000 and you would like to borrow an additional $500, you would indicate in the body of your email that you would like your loan to be increased by $500, for a total loan amount of $1,500.

Remember: Submitting a loan request does NOT automatically guarantee an approval.

I would like to decrease my federal student loan.

Loan Decreases 

  • If you accepted MORE of your federal student loan than you intended, please send an email to fa.loans@wku.edu
  • Please list Loan Decrease as the email title 
  • Indicate the amount that you would like to have your loan decreased by, and the total you (the student) want your loan to be.   
    • For example, if you accepted $2,000 and you only meant to accept $500, you would indicate in the body of the email that you would like your loan decreased by $1,500, for a total loan amount of $500.

Remember: Submitting a loan request does NOT automatically guarantee an approval.

I am a parent of a dependent student and would like to decrease/increase my Parent PLUS Loan.

Parent PLUS loans can only be increased or decreased if the parent sends an email from the email address that matches the one listed on his/her PLUS application.   

  • The parent will need to send an email to fa.loans@wku.edu with any loan change requests. If you (the parent) would like your loan increased or decreased, please list the amount of the change, and the total amount you wish to borrow.   
    • For example, if you accepted $2,000 and you only meant to accept $500, you would indicate in the body of the email that you would like your loan decreased by $1,500, for a total loan amount of $500.

Remember: Submitting a loan request does NOT automatically guarantee an approval.

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 Last Modified 8/4/17