Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
fa.help@wku.edu
Application Process
Application Deadline
August 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA Code is 002002 Free
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,875 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,100 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,091 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
511 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
24%
Average Award
$15,346
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,247 (59.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,217
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,060 (50.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,015
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,048 (97.9%) of aid recipients
858 (27.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,914
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,625 (83.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,320 (76.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,128 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,489 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
21%
Average Award
$15,214
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,275 (60.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,194
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,135 (58.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,920
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,959 (83.6%) of aid recipients
2,888 (25.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,706
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,130
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships
Special achievements/activities
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Health Fields
Home Economics
Library Science
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Premedicine
Religion/Biblical Studies
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
791
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
281
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students
Children of Union Members/Company Employees
Ethnic Background
Handicapped Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Out-of-State Students
Religious Affiliation
Veterans
Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,102
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