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WKU Financial Aid

Students who plan to participate in a Study AWay program are individually responsible for the program costs; however, the WKU Office of Student Financial Assistance can help if you are eligible and applications are submitted on time. You may be eligible for Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan or Pell Grant to offset the costs of participation.


You should begin to arrange financing of your program well in advance. Stafford Loans take between four and six weeks to process; however, the overall application process can take ten to twelve weeks to complete. Therefore, you should complete the appropriate applications as far in advance as possible to ensure that the loan money will be available when needed.


In order for the Financial Assistance office to determine your eligibility for aid, you must complete the following:

  1. Submit a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) –
  2. Prepare, print and submit a budget calculation. 
  3. Be sure to put your name and WKU ID number on the print out.

Take this form to WKU's Financial Aid office so you potential support can be calculated correctly.


See the Student Financial Assistance for more information:

Other loan options are found here.

If you have additional questions regarding financial aid, please contact:  Student Financial Assistance or call 270-745-275

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 Last Modified 8/4/15