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Once you’ve been admitted to the school, our Student Financial Aid Planning Office helps you find the right aid package to make KWU even more affordable. Options include federal financial aid and various scholarships.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To receive a financial assistance award package, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Kansas Wesleyan University as one of the colleges to receive your FAFSA results. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Create an FSA ID.
  • Each student, parent, or spouse of parent and/or student who contributes tax and income information to the FAFSA will need an FSA ID. Each Contributor will need to complete the authorization process for the student to be eligible for Federal Student Aid.
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by logging onto the Federal Student Aid website. Follow the instructions there.
  • List Kansas Wesleyan University as your college of choice using school code 001929.
  • Starting in 2024, about four (4) business days after you submit your FAFSA, check your MyKWU portal (MyKWU/Students/Financial Info/Financial Aid Document Tracking) for any other items that may be necessary.
  • You may be required to complete other documents (“verification documents”) before the Student Financial Planning Office can calculate and offer aid to you. More about FAFSA verification.
  • Your financial aid offer will be sent to your KWU email account and your MyKWU portal account.
  • You must accept your aid on your portal account, or they will not apply your aid to your tuition bill. (You also have the option to decline awards you no longer want.)
Changes in filing the FAFSA
The U.S. Department of Education has made important changes to how you file the FAFSA. Instead of waiting until you and/or your parents have completed tax returns for the previous year, you will use 2022 tax and income information for the 2024-25 academic year FAFSA. The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available in a soft launch from Dec 31 to late January. During that time, students and families will experience outages and limited functionality during update periods. Schools will begin receiving FAFSA data in late January, and award offers will begin to be available to KWU students by mid-February.

Application-Free Scholarships

You don’t need to fill out a separate application for KWU scholarships—your test scores, GPA, and activities speak for themselves. You must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester of on campus classes to qualify KWU scholarships and grants.

  • All academic scholarships are awarded by admissions office based on your KWU composite score if you will be a first-time student, or your cumulative college GPA if you are transferring to KWU.
  • Academic scholarships also renew automatically as long as you continue to meet the GPA requirements.
  • The Admissions office will notify you of the scholarship for which you are qualified and it will be awarded once you submit a valid FAFSA and have been accepted to the university.
  • Performance scholarships are awarded by your area of interest and are automatically renewable as long as you are active in something in addition to classroom study.

Outside Scholarships

You may also apply for scholarships that are not administered by KWU. We can direct to you many outside scholarships, but you should also look for opportunities on your own. To apply, you’ll need to follow the specific requirements of each scholarships.

Important Dates

Fall 2024

March 1, 2024 – KWU FAFSA priority date

April 1, 2024 – Returning Students Priority Housing deadline

June 1, 2024 – Incoming Student Priority Housing deadline

June 1, 2024 – Submit Enrollment Agreement and Enrollment Fee

July 1, 2024 – Submit Payment Selection Form

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