FINANCIAL AID AT WMU

The mission of the Student Financial Aid Office is to increase access to a rigorous and affordable college education by being WMU’s central source for financial aid funding, information, planning, and education.
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The Office of Student Financial Aid and Bronco Express will be closed Wednesdays from 8-10am for staff training beginning Feb. 8. For immediate assistance, please contact (269) 387-6000. Thank you!


ANNOUNCEMENTS   

NON-RESIDENT TUITION

WMU makes deep cuts in tuition for future nonresident undergrads.

SUMMER 1 APPLICATION

Summer 1 financial aid applications will be available on or before Feb. 21, 2017. Please view our Forms tab for the Summer 1 application.

1098-T FORM

WMU is required to mail a 1098-T form to most students on the amount of tuition and qualified fees paid. The 1098-T form is mailed by Jan. 31 each year. To claim the credit, the student or parent needs to complete the IRS Form 8863.

Each year after Jan. 31, you can also access your own 1098-T information. If you have questions about the information indicated on your 1098-T form, please call (877) 467-3821.

WORK-STUDY CANCELLATIONS

Work-study cancellations begin Feb. 22. Spring work-study recipients must have earnings charged to their spring work-study awards by Tuesday, Feb. 21, or those awards will be canceled. If a student has been hired, but will not be paid through work-study until after this date, the student and the employer must notify the financial aid office by e-mailing angela.madden@wmich.edu on or before the Feb. 21 deadline. E-mails received after Feb. 21 will not be considered and once an award has been canceled it may not be reinstated.

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2017-18 FAFSA

Apply NOW for the 2017-18 academic year FAFSA. Most students qualify for some type of financial aid, so be sure to get your FAFSA in early at FAFSA.ed.gov. Report tax information from two years ago (i.e. if you apply for the 2017-18 FAFSA, you can use 2015 tax information). Students will be able to electronically transfer their tax information directly into their FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). Early FAFSA.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Check out our Endowed Scholarships and see what you may qualify for! We are accepting applications beginning Dec. 1, 2016 through Feb. 15, 2017.

FALL 2016 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have questions regarding your aid, paying for books, or other financial questions? Please review our Fall 2016 FAQ's to find more information. If you still have further questions, please contact us at (269) 387-6000, we are happy to assist you!

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