The earlier, the better.
Western uses a rolling admissions policy, which allows students to apply at any time. The earlier you’re accepted, the better you’re set up for housing, classes and financial aid. If you’re accepted by Nov. 1, 2019—and are eligible for merit aid—you’ll receive an additional $500 your first year. Apply now.
Before you do:
a. Student and parent create FSA IDs (fsaid.ed.gov)
b. Compile student and parent 2018 tax info
c. Set aside approx. 1 hour
d. Western’s school code: 001372
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens Oct. 1, 2019 and makes you eligible for grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Start your FAFSA.
Once accepted to Western, you’re considered.
Visit western.edu/cost to learn whether your GPA and test scores qualify you for a merit scholarship. If not, your state of residence could qualify you for 150 percent of in-state tuition via the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) discount programs. Learn more about our tuition discount programs at western.edu/tuition-discount.
Mark your calendar.
If you’re accepted by Nov. 1, 2019— and are eligible for merit aid—you’ll receive an additional $500 your first year. Apply now.
Look for this starting early December 2019.
You'll receive a tentative award in the mail, which is a first look at your estimated financial aid. Estimates include eligible scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.
Submit by March 1, 2020, for best award.
To optimize your eligibility for loans and grants, fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov by the March 1, 2020, priority deadline.
Note: After the priority deadline, you can still submit a FAFSA, although without priority status.
Look for this starting mid-March 2020.
Once you’ve been accepted and completed a FAFSA, you will see your award by mail and Western email. Included will be the Financial Aid Checklist containing important instructions: how to accept full or partial loan amounts, complete entrance counseling and loan agreements.
Join the Mountaineer family.
Pay your tuition and housing deposits to lock in your place among Western’s Class of ’24. Class registration opens May 1, 2020. Tuition deposit must be submitted to take the registration survey, which is the key to building your first class schedule. Western’s housing survey becomes available in March; deposit by then to select a roommate and housing.
A first look at your actual charges.
You’ll receive your statement of charges in the mail or view it via MyWestern in early July. Take time to read carefully. Don’t be alarmed when scholarships, grants and loans aren’t applied right away; they disburse Aug. 14, 2020.
|Board (15-meal/week plan)||$4,674||$4,674|
|Total Annual Cost||$20,390.84||$31,862.84|
* See details at western.edu/tuition