Office of
Financial Aid

Personal. Affordable.

At The W, we believe that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a college degree. One of the Office of Financial Aid's goals is to provide quality service and financial assistance to all our eligible students – new entering freshmen, transfer, continuing, and graduate students.

Check Financial Aid Status

The W uses a site known as BANNER to manage all of your records for your entire time at the University. You will receive your MUW ID number and your MUW PIN in your acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions.

Check Your Status

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA®

The FAFSA is your first step toward federal, state, and institutional financial aid. You must complete the FAFSA every year to remain eligible for federal student aid.

The FAFSA is available beginning October 1 the year before you enroll. The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available on October 1, 2022. The 2024-2025 FAFSA opens October 1, 2023. Many grants and scholarship have early deadlines, so complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to qualify for the most opportunities.

Use The W's Federal School Code: 002422 to prevent delays in processing your financial aid.

Complete FAFSA®

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Types of Aid

Your financial aid package will likely consist of a number different types of aid.

The W offers a variety of scholarships for all sorts of scholars. There are awards for academic performance, academic interest, W legacy, financial need, and others. Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions or individual academic departments.
Grants are funds provided for your education by the state or federal government. Unlike a loan, grants do not have to be repaid.
The W offers part-time employment opportunities to students to help pay for your expenses. Opportunities vary, with positions available in most campus offices. There are two types of work-study opportunities, the federal program and the institutional program. All student-workers are paid bi-weekly.
Loans are funds borrowed from your bank or other lending institution. Student Loans must be repaid, with interest. The W is committed to reducing the debt burden of its students. There are many options for helping fund your education, so we encourage you to research all your options. We also encourage families to borrow only when absolutely necessary, and then only to extent that is needed.
The United States government offers special financial aid options for current and former members of the armed forces, as well as for their families. We have compiled a list options available to you. In addition to these benefits, you may also be eligible for any of the options listed above.