|Steps for Financial Aid|
Using Federal Student Aid for Open Enrollment Students
Now that you are familiar with the process of enrolling in a class at UWest, you might wonder how to use your Federal Student Aid (FSA) to pay for your tuition. Here are some easy steps to help you reach your goal. Keep in mind, however, your financial aid will be processed by your “Home” school (i.e. your community college or other school where you are enrolled as a degree-seeking student). UWest Financial Aid Office is NOT responsible for determining your eligibility for federal student aid and processing your aid.
Step 1: Fill out the FAFSA application, if you haven’t done so already. (You can start that process here.) Submit your FAFSA online to your “Home” school by entering its correct Title IV code. You will receive a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail usually within 3-5 day after submission, sometimes sooner. You must provide a copy of your SAR to UWest Financial Aid Office. We prefer hard copy.
Step 2: You must then show your UWest class registration form to the Financial Aid Office at your “Home” school so that a combined enrollment status can be determined for FSA purposes. Also ask your financial aid officer if a “Consortium Agreement” is necessary for you to receive your entitled FSA.
Step 3: You must follow up with your “Home” school regarding their FSA award status on a timely basis. Once a financial aid package is offered by your “Home” school, you will need to provide a copy of the award letter to the UWest Financial Aid Office for records.
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