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How Do I Apply For Financial Assistance?


KWU Scholarships are “Application Free.”

  • Academic Scholarships are awarded by Admissions Office based on your KWU Composite score if you will be a Freshman at KWU, or your cumulative College GPA if you are transferring to KWU. 
  • Academic Scholarships also renew automatically. See the page titled “KWU Academic Scholarships” to see the required KWU Cumulative GPA is to renew your Academic Scholarship. 
  • The Director of Admissions will notify you of the Scholarship for which you are qualified and the Student Financial Aid Office will award once we have a valid FAFSA and you have been accepted to the university. 

Performance Scholarships are awarded by your area of interest. You don’t have an area of interest? Of course, you do. Find something and join in; you can change later, if you want to….it will add the Power of “And” to your college experience…..and garner you Performance Scholarships. Performance Scholarships are automatically renewable…as long as you are active in something in addition to classroom study.

Remember, you must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester of ON GROUND Classes to qualify KWU Scholarships and Grants.

How Do I Apply For Federal Financial Assistance?

Start by creating your FSA ID.


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There are really two types of applications.

First: You apply for the Financial Aid programs administered by the Student Financial Planning Office at KWU. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by logging onto the Federal Student Aid website. Follow the instructions there. Be sure to list Kansas Wesleyan University as your college of choice; our school code is 001929. About four (4) business days after you submit your FAFSA, begin checking your MyKWU Student Account, section titled “Financial Aid Document Tracking.” The KWU Student Financial Planning Department will post instructions there for your next step(s). Check this section frequently as instructions related to your awards will also appear there.

Second: You apply for “Outside” scholarships…not administered by KWU. Searching for outside Scholarships should be something you do throughout your college career.  See the “Outside Scholarships” section of this webpage for links to safe and effective Scholarship Search engines and clearinghouses.  

When do I submit my FAFSA?

The FAFSA for the Financial Aid Award year opens October 1st of each year. You should complete and submit your FAFSA as EARLY AS POSSIBLE. 

Some KWU institutional Financial Aid programs and Kansas State Scholarship programs have priority deadlines. Kansas Wesleyan university has a FAFSA priority deadline of Feb. 1.  We strongly recommend you submit your FAFSA by February 1. However, if for some reason, you do not do that, don’t despair!  The KWU Student Financial Planning office will still process your application and award everything for which you are eligible and for which funds remain available.