Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
fa.help@wku.edu
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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 2019-20 Financial Aid
Profile of 2019-20 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,516 (93.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,853 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,834 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
417 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
23%
Average Award
$15,465
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,093 (59.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,936
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,087 (59.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,099
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,729 (94.3%) of aid recipients
656 (24.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,111
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,604 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,373 (76.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,243 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,285 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
18%
Average Award
$15,492
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,417 (61.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,856
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,606 (63.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,747 (79.3%) of aid recipients
2,469 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,490
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,906
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
Academic scholarships
Creative arts/performance scholarships
Special achievements/activities
Special characteristics (minority
religious affiliation
other scholarships)
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Health Fields
Home Economics
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Premedicine
Religion/Biblical Studies
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
7,491
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
730
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
363
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
1,855
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,015
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