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"Have a question, stop in at 'One Stop'"

Financial aid representatives will be at the One Stop Convenience Center located in the Bernhard Center (2nd floor, West Ballroom) from Monday, August 25 through Friday, September 5. The center is closed Labor Day weekend. View operating hours and more information:

Is your Financial Aid ready to pay?

Fall disbursement begins after August 23. To ensure your awards disburse for fall semester, have all verification, requirements, and appeals finished. You also must be enrolled and making satisfactory academic progress. If you aren’t sure what you need to complete, view your requirements on GoWMU:

How do I adjust my awards?

If you would like to adjust your financial aid award, login to GoWMU. You can view step-by-step instructions online. When you submit this form, you'll receive an email confirmation of the changes you've requested. If changes are made to your awards, you'll be notified via your WMU email.

Parents who need to make changes to a PLUS should visit our forms page and complete a parent financial aid adjustment form.

Refunds after aid pays

Electronic-refunds (E-refunds) for students will be processed starting Monday, August 25. It will take up to 5 business days to see the refund in your bank account. Make sure you are signed up for electronic refunds, which is the quickest way to get your refund. For information on E-refunds, view FAQ:



Updated: 08/20/2014 2:16 PM

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