Applying for Federal Financial Aid

We’ll walk you through all the steps.

1. Go to www.pin.ed.gov and select your own PIN number; choose the option to view your PIN immediately.

  • If you have already requested a pin before you can skip this step.
  • If you don’t remember your pin you can request a duplicate.
  • Dependent Students: one of your parents will need a PIN in addition to your own PIN.

2. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • You will reference your previous year’s tax returns to answer several FAFSA questions.
  • Tip: print out the FAFSA worksheets on the web to assist you with filling out the electronic form.
  • Our School Code is 003225.

3. Go to www.studentloans.gov and complete Entrance Counseling (if you have never attended WP).

  • All students should select “I am an undergraduate student” — this will take you to the Stafford Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized entrance counseling.

4. On www.studentloans.gov complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN).

  • Select loan type: Subsidized/Unsubsidized (PLEASE DO NOT select Graduate PLUS or Parent PLUS).
  • You will need your PIN and two references (with current contact info) to complete the MPN.