Financial Aid Office

Students: Federal HEERF III (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) applications are open through noon on April 25, 2022 on the Financial Aid website. 

To qualify for HEERF funds, students must have exceptional financial need calculated from the FAFSA or WASFA or have exceptional need…

Jim DeWilde will retire on Wednesday, Oct. 30 after working for 32 years at Western, with 16 of those as the Financial Aid department's associate director. As with many employees at Western, DeWilde started as a student before deciding to return to the university to start his professional career…

Roughly two thirds of Western students receive financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or work study.

But some students – especially those without family or other resources – may encounter circumstances that cause them to run so low on funds that they go…

Financial Aid is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Jean Meyer from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Viking Union, Room 565. Everyone who has known and worked with her is invited to attend.

Meyer began working at Western in 1986 as a Program Assistant II for Financial…

The Senate's top Democrat and Republican said Tuesday, June 26, that they've reached a deal that would prevent interest rates on college loans from doubling beginning this weekend for millions of students. But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has yet to decide whether the pact will…

As Congress worked on a compromise this week on federal student-loan interest rates, students and college administrators in Washington state say loans are one of their many concerns about the cost of college.

The associate director of financial aid at Western…

Western Washington University has received its highest-ever number of freshman applications.

The deadline for freshman applications for fall quarter 2012 was Jan. 31. As of that date, Western had received 9,631 freshmen applications for about 2,800 freshman slots for fall quarter, up by…

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