Continuing/Returning Students

Students continuing at the College must file the FAFSA each year to reapply for federal and state financial aid. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) toward college costs is re-calculated each year. This will determine any changes in your eligibility to receive federal and state grants, student loans, and work-study. Each student and one parent must have an FSA ID (.pdf) to submit a FAFSA.

To reapply for institutional need-based aid, the following should be submitted by April 30, 2016:

Copies of 2015 federal income tax returns and W-2 statements will be requested from families as needed and prior to review of any special circumstances. Your application for institutional need-based aid is complete when we receive your supplemental aid application and your FAFSA electronic report. *Exception – If you are selected by the federal processor for the special Verification review, you will be required to submit additional information.

If your application is submitted late, you may receive less aid because of limited funds.

One half of the annual comprehensive fee will be billed prior to the start of each semester and one half of the student's annual financial aid (except work study) will reduce this charge.

Off-Campus Study

Wooster provides financial aid for students studying abroad. Off-Campus Study financial aid information (.pdf) is available for current Wooster students planning on participating in an Off-Campus Study Program.

Need-based Aid Award Notification

Students who have completed the application process by April 30, 2016 will have an award notice mailed to their home address shortly after commencement.