Applying for Federal Financial Aid

These are the steps you need to follow.

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

  • If you have previously requested a PIN 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 for student loans (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. Go to www.studentloans.gov and complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) for student loans.

  • 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.

 

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