How to Apply for Financial Aid
We strongly urge applicants to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Wooster Supplementary Aid Application by February 15, 2014. (This is a suggested filing date and NOT a deadline.) Wooster's federal FAFSA code is 003037.
For important information on avoiding financial aid scams, please review the Student Aid on the Web page.
To receive an estimate of aid eligibility for the 2014-2015 year:
- Obtain a Personal Identification Number (Both student and parent will need one)
- Complete the FAFSA using Wooster's school code: 003037
- Complete the Wooster Supplementary Aid Application OR the CSS Profile
Confirmation of Aid
To confirm the aid we have estimated, please submit the items below:
- Signed, complete copy of parents' 2013 federal 1040 (tax return)
- Copies of parents' 2013 W-2 form(s)
- Signed, complete copy of student's 2013 federal 1040 (tax return), OR Non-Filing Statement, if not filing a tax return
- Copies of student's 2013 W-2 form(s)
We do not need to have these items by February 15th, as we can complete an estimate of aid based on the FAFSA and aid application.
Early Decision Applicants
Early Decision 1 applicants who would like an early estimate of their eligibility for need-based aid should submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by November 1. We will send you an estimate of financial aid you are likely to receive shortly after the admission letter is mailed. Your aid award will be confirmed in the spring, after we receive all required information, including your FAFSA analysis.
Early Decision 2 applicants who would like an estimate of their eligibility for need-based aid should submit the FAFSA and Wooster's Supplementary Aid Application or CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by January 15. We will send you an estimate of your financial aid eligibility shortly after the admission letter is mailed. Your aid award will be confirmed in the spring, after we receive all required information.
Early Action & Regular Decision Applicants
Wooster mails the estimated need-based award notices to admitted applicants as quickly as possible after applicants have filed the FAFSA and submitted Wooster’s Supplementary Aid Application. If both forms are completed by the end of February, applicants should be notified of their estimated aid eligibility by the end of March.