Additional Funds

Need Help Covering Tuition or Other Educational Costs?

Updated: July 14, 2021

We want to help you pay for school! New federal grant money is now available that you may qualify for. This can cover tuition, fees, books, housing, food or other expenses you may have, and does not have to be paid back.

It is essential that you act quickly as guidelines from the federal government require distribution of grant funds by May 2022. WSU will prioritize those with the greatest financial need.

The actual amount of grant funds you may receive will depend on your financial need and the total number of credit hours you are enrolled in.

Get additional funding one of two ways:

Apply for FAFSA  OR  Complete the Financial Need Analysis Worksheet      


Register for Classes

All admitted students can register now for spring semester. Payment for spring is not due until January 7, 2022 so you have time to submit a FAFSA or the WSU Student Financial Need Analysis Worksheet and get registered.

In the event you do not receive grant funds and are unable to pay for school, you can still drop your classes according to published university refund deadlines.


How do I get help with FAFSA?

Schedule an appointment with the Money Management Center.

What if I’ve already submitted the FAFSA?

If you have already submitted the FAFSA for the 2021-22 academic year, you do not need to reapply for these additional funds. If we need additional information or documents from you, we will contact you by email. We encourage you to check your Wildcat email account daily.

What type of funds are available?

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Act III (HEERF III) which was authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) offers financial assistance for eligible students. These are additional federal grant funds for the purpose of assisting students who meet certain criteria. Federal grants do not need to be paid back.

Who is eligible to receive these funds?

WSU students who were enrolled on or after March 13, 2020 are eligible to apply for these funds. Even students who may be unable to complete the FAFSA are eligible to apply. Unfortunately, not all students who apply will be eligible, but we encourage you to apply. Grants will be awarded first to those with the greatest financial need as determined by either the FAFSA or the WSU Student Financial Need Analysis Worksheet.

What if my financial situation has changed dramatically due to COVID?

Students, or families, who have suffered unemployment or other significant financial challenges can have their FAFSA results reviewed for possible adjustments, which may result in additional grant funds. Our tuition assistance website has more information. 

When will I know if I've received grant funds?

Grant funds will be distributed on January 6, 2022. Those with direct deposit will receive funds within 1–2 business days. Those receiving checks via mail will take a few additional days. For more information on direct deposit, please visit

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