Washburn University provides financial aid assistance through scholarships, state programs, federal grants, federal work study, and federal student loans. Washburn University Academic Scholarships may be available to undergraduate students who meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements, enrollment criteria, and the priority date of December 1, based on availability of funds. In addition, scholarships may be available to students through their academic department, based on their program of study.
Washburn Undergraduate Academic Scholarships are available up to a maximum of eight semesters. To qualify for renewal of academic scholarships each year, students must maintain a required Washburn University cumulative grade point average, as indicated online at www.washburn.edu/scholarships (per each award), complete and pass at least 24 credit hours between the fall and spring semesters, and complete the Academic Scholarship Renewal Application by the December 1 priority date. The Academic Scholarship Renewal Application is available online at www.washburn.edu/financial-aid-forms. The Academic Scholarship Renewal Application will be emailed to scholarship recipients by the Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator.
Federal financial aid is awarded for one year with its continuance based upon financial aid eligibility, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress. Washburn University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy can be reviewed under “Right to Know” online at www.washburn.edu/financial-aid.
Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.gov. Washburn’s federal school code is 001949. The FAFSA becomes available each year on October 1 for the following academic year. To be considered for limited campus-based funds, eligible students should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than Washburn University’s November 15 priority date. Admission to Washburn University is a prerequisite for consideration of financial aid.
Summer financial aid is based on remaining annual federal aid eligibility – i.e. federal funds that were unused during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. However, Pell eligible students may have additional funds available in the summer, if enrolled in at least six hours. To be considered for summer financial aid, students must have a valid FAFSA on file and complete the Summer Financial Aid Application, which becomes available in late spring each year.
All financial aid and scholarships must first apply to students’ tuition and fee charges. Any excess financial aid may be issued to the student as a refund. Please see the “Refunds” section for more information on receiving a refund from financial aid funds.
Washburn University has partnered with the i3 Group to assist current and former students. The i3 Group is a financial aid counseling service that answers questions and assists current and former students with their Federal Student Loans. The i3 Group’s goal is to provide quality customer service while helping students stay informed of the status of their loan, provide alternative repayment options, and to promote solutions to every student to avoid default. Each current and former student will have the ability to register for their own iontuition account at www.iontuition.com. Iontuition is a self-help web tool that allows the student to review their loan status, payment amount, due date, and servicer in one user-friendly location. Iontuition also includes budgeting tools and repayment calculators to assist students with all of the repayment options available. Both are free services provided to the students on behalf of Washburn University.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 785-670-1151, or stop by the Student One Stop in Morgan Hall.