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 2018-19 Financial Aid
Profile of 2018-19 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,693 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,039 (75.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,023 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
459 (22.7%) of aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
23%
Average Award
$14,844
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,195 (59.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,772
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,188 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,029
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,851 (91.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,851 (91.5%) of aid recipients
619 (21.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,356
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
9,938 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,833 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,688 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,378 (17.9%) of aid recipients%
Average Percent of Need Met
18%
Average Award
$15,349
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,685 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,702
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,059 (65.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,018
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,158 (80.1%) of aid recipients
2,089 (17.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,102
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,803
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Federal Perkins 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
6,591
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
604
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
668
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background
Handicapped Students
International Students
Local/State Students
Members of Minorities
Out-of-State Students
Religious Affiliation
Veterans
Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,908
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,182
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