After being admitted to Westminster University, the most important step in receiving financial aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to complete the FAFSA form before each academic year to receive financial aid from the federal government, as well as some need-based institutional aid. You may become eligible for scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study from the federal government and/or Westminster University.


There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. You should complete a FAFSA if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident seeking financial aid, even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for anything.


When to Apply

The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available. Complete the FAFSA as soon as you can after it opens each year for the upcoming academic year. It’s for more than just federal financial aid. The sooner you fill it out, the sooner you will see what financial aid Westminster is offering you. The FAFSA will close on June 30 each year for the prior academic year (example: the 2024–25 FAFSA closes on June 30, 2025).

New undergraduate students who submitted a 2024–25 FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline and use Westminster's FAFSA Code (003681) will receive a $2,000 FAFSA award. New students who complete the FAFSA after March 1 may receive the FAFSA award based on availability. Currently enrolled students should complete the Continuing Student Scholarship.

Things to Know

The FAFSA is free. You don’t need to pay anyone to prepare it for you. Many factors, including your household size and year in school, are considered. The FAFSA looks at yours' and your parents’ prior tax information. For the 2024–25 academic year, the FAFSA uses 2022 tax information and the information will be transferred directly from the IRS into the form. Use your permanent email address, not a school email address. After you fill out the FAFSA, you will receive an offer that may include grants and loans. This offer shows you your options; there is no obligation to use any amount of it.

Westminster’s FAFSA School Code: 003681

How to Apply

Step 1: Before you complete the FAFSA, you and your contributors (parent(s) or spouse) will each need to create a account. Remember or securely save your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA form when it's available.

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA online.

What to Expect

After you have submitted your FAFSA form, the U.S. Department of Education will process your application. Once the application has been processed, you will receive a copy of your FAFSA Submission Summary. Make sure all of the information on that report is complete and accurate. This report will be sent to the colleges you listed in your FAFSA.

Westminster began receiving FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education on March 22, 2024. We will continue to receive new FAFSA data for the next several weeks. While waiting for your financial aid offer, review your checklist and reach out to the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about missing FAFSA information or next steps. Your checklist will show if additional information is needed to complete your aid offer. Responding quickly to requests will speed up the awarding process.



Westminster’s financial aid counselors prioritize making the financial aid process easier for you. If you need help completing the FAFSA form, you can:

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