Applying for the First Time

Before you begin, please read through the Wheaton College Financial Aid eligibility criteria and familiarize yourself with the types of aid available.

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Steps

1. Determine your eligibility

2. Review types of scholarships and loans

3. Apply for Financial Aid

 

Award Estimates:

We can process estimated financial aid awards for new undergraduates selected for verification if they have completed the FAFSA, the institutional application or CSS Profile, and certain other requested items.

An estimated award may be completed before the following have been received:  data retrieval or tax return transcript, verification worksheet, and W2's for non-tax-filers with income. Our recommended deadline to submit these items is June 1.

If the above requirements are met, we will process an award estimate. Our goal is to have an estimate to the student in time for the student to make an enrollment decision by the Admission Office’s May 1 deadline.

Please note: All verification information must be submitted before a final award can be determined and before any funds can be disbursed. Also, the award may change depending on the final tax data and other verification information.

For those needing to meet the February 15 deadline, please submit the FAFSA using your best 2013 tax data estimates. You will then later need to complete a FAFSA correction choosing to use the IRS data retrieval (once your tax return has been processed).  Please read the information and instructions carefully.

Print all instructions (PDF)

After Receiving Awards

Once you've been awarded financial aid, follow the Accepting Awards Instructions to set up up your mywheaton account and accept your financial aid package.

Steps

1. Determine your eligibility

2. Review types of scholarships and loans

3. Apply for Financial Aid

 

Award Estimates:

We can process estimated financial aid awards for new undergraduates selected for verification if they have completed the FAFSA, the institutional application or CSS Profile, and certain other requested items.

An estimated award may be completed before the following have been received:  data retrieval or tax return transcript, verification worksheet, and W2's for non-tax-filers with income. Our recommended deadline to submit these items is June 1.

If the above requirements are met, we will process an award estimate. Our goal is to have an estimate to the student in time for the student to make an enrollment decision by the Admission Office’s May 1 deadline.

Please note: All verification information must be submitted before a final award can be determined and before any funds can be disbursed. Also, the award may change depending on the final tax data and other verification information.

For those needing to meet the February 15 deadline, please submit the FAFSA using your best 2013 tax data estimates. You will then later need to complete a FAFSA correction choosing to use the IRS data retrieval (once your tax return has been processed).  Please read the information and instructions carefully.

Print all instructions (PDF)

After Receiving Awards

Once you've been awarded financial aid, follow the Accepting Awards Instructions to set up up your mywheaton account and accept your financial aid package.