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Frequently Asked Questions


What is financial aid?

What is the FAFSA?

What does the priority deadline mean?

What determines independent student status?

I filed my FAFSA and I am awaiting admission to Western Washington University. When do I get my financial aid award?

Must I report untaxed living expenses received as a member of the military, clergy, or other?

I am transferring to WWU with college credits; however, I am being asked for my high school transcript. Why?

I filed for re-admission to WWU, when do I get my award?

What kinds of student loans are available?

What is a subsidized loan?

What is an unsubsidized loan?

What other federal loans are available?

I applied for a Direct Loan and a Parent PLUS Loan. What is a Master Promissory Note?

Can I sign a Promissory note electronically?

What are emergency loans?

How do I find out about work-study or scholarships?

How can I find part-time student employment while attending Western?

My financial circumstances have changed. How do I request a revision?

I want to change my student contribution because I lost my job. How do I do that?

I changed my mind about getting loans. What can I do?

How long do revisions take to process?

What if I take Self-Paced Western Online Courses?

I am on financial aid probation. What does that mean?

I want to transfer to WWU, but I do not have a high school diploma or GED. Can I receive financial aid?

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