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Complete your FinAid Applications – FAFSA/WASFA & WSU General Scholarship!

As this semester starts to wind down … the new academic year is also quickly approaching. In order to prepare yourself for the upcoming year, and to receive the most financial aid possible …

National Transfer Student Week Events & Updates – Share Your Story!

From our partners over in Admissions: A quick reminder National Transfer Student Week starts Monday, and we are working to have reminder emails sent out Monday morning to prospective and current transfers, along with external advisors who haven’t registered for the 10/19 workshop (we are at 34 registrants). Any reference you all can make to the events in individual communications is also appreciated. We also created a form for WSU staff and faculty to share their own brief transfer journey stories and advice, so please feel free to share yours, if applicable. The transfer week play on the shoes is optional, but we plan to maintain staff/faculty and student profiles throughout the year as part of our student resources website sections. Thanks again for the collaboration and support!

Important Changes to Verification Requirements

The US Department of Education (ED) released a Dear Colleague Letter (Gen-21-05) that made some important changes for students selected for verification. As of 7/13/21 ED is focusing the 2021-2022 award year’s efforts strictly on identity and fraud. This means they are waiving verification for most students. The students who are selected to supply confirmation of identity will still be required to sign the statement of educational purpose and high school completion status.

SFS is working to identify the students who can have the verification processed waived. We will send a communication to all of these students letting them know they will no longer need to supply documents to our office. We will also place a comment on each account. Our anticipated timeline is to have this completed by the end of July.

Census Date

WSU runs a process called Census on the 10th day of the term. This allows us to take a “snap-shot” of enrollment for a number of reasons. Part-time students will have their aid adjusted accordingly and the aid will disburse to their account to pay off charges.

Disclaimer: Students who were at full-time enrollment pre-census but then are part-time at census will have awards reduced, which will likely create a bill for the student that will need to be paid back to WSU.

Census Policy