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
Rolling
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 2021-22 Financial Aid
Profile of 2021-22 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,676 (95.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,889 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,879 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
499 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
27%
Average Award
$16,635
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,060 (56.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,649
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 987 (52.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,096
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,872 (99.6%) of aid recipients
841 (30.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,359
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,347 (83.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,950 (74.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,830 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,631 (23.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
24%
Average Award
$16,034
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,050 (59.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,687
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,826 (56.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,920
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,874 (86.0%) of aid recipients
3,292 (29.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,841
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,875
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
810
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
411
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students
Children of Educators
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
$2,191
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