Financial Aid Eligibility
Financial Aid includes grants and loans for educational purposes. The government requires
the student to file a form online to the government agency for this purpose which
is called FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply. Once that form is completed and filed, the student will receive an email
from WKU about the status. All financial aid comes through the WKU Student Financial
Aid office and they communicate mostly through email. The email will explain all the
grants and/or loans that are available to the student and how to receive the money.
Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial assistance. In fact, over 90% of the students who applied for financial aid in recent years received an award offer. Every effort is made to assist you and your family in obtaining the resources necessary to meet the difference between the total cost of attending Western Kentucky University and your ability to contribute toward your education.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, veteran's benefits) the first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please refer to the Financial Aid Guide for additional information and complete instructions.
Please keep in mind, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to qualify for financial aid. For additional information on receiving, and keeping your financial aid, please refer to the WKU Financial Aid website to review the complete policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress at http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/sap.php.
For more information about the cost of the program, average time to complete the program, and other important information, please visit this website.
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