Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for federal, state and some institutional financial aid.  It is available beginning October 1st for the following academic year. The government uses information in the FAFSA and a federal formula to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to award need based financial aid such as grants, loans and student employment.  Access the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Students will need an FSA ID and password to complete the FAFSA. One can be obtained at fsaid.ed.gov. More information about the FAFSA and federal aid is available at studentaid.gov. For tips on completing the FAFSA, watch How to Fill Out the FAFSA.

Once the FAFSA is complete, the student and Warner Pacific (if listed on the FAFSA) receives a Student Aid Report. The school code for Warner Pacific is 003225.

Alternative to the FAFSA

ORSAA: Oregon Residents unable to file a FAFSA may apply for the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) online at OregonStudentAid.gov. This application determines eligibility for the Oregon State Grant.

Loan Borrowing Requirements

The FAFSA provides eligibility to borrow loans.  Part of a student’s Federal financial aid award includes Federal Stafford Loans.  If the student chooses to borrow loans to assist with paying for the cost of education, the student must complete two steps to receive the loan funds.

  1. Federal Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling: Students who have never borrowed Federal Stafford Loans in the past will need to complete this counseling online at studentloans.gov.
  2. Master Promissory Note: This Loan Agreement is completed by the student to indicate their intent to repay the loans after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment.

To complete Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN):

  • Log in to studentloans.gov using your FSA ID.
  • Using the menu on the left, click on Complete Counseling.
  • Under Entrance Counseling, click on the Start Entrance Counseling button.
  • Select Oregon for the state and Warner Pacific in the Select Schools to Notify section.
  • Select “I am completing entrance counseling to receive Direct Loans as an undergraduate student.”
  • Complete the Entrance Counseling process.
  • Using the menu on the left, click on Complete MPN.
  • Click on Start next to MPN for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans.
  • Select Oregon for the state and Warner Pacific in the Select Schools to Notify section.
  • Enter required information and remember to save a copy of the completed MPN for your records.
  • Once you complete the MPN and Entrance Counseling, your Checklist on Financial Aid Self Service (MyWP) will not update immediately. It may take time for these checklist items to show as completed; don’t worry.

Parents who choose to borrow loans to assist with their student’s educational costs may be eligible to borrow in the Federal Parent PLUS Loan program.  Apply online using the Parent FSA ID and password at studentloans.gov.

Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Warner Pacific provides student Financial Aid Award Letters online through the MyWP portal.  Upon admission, new students are sent an email with their WP Network Login and temporary password.  Look for this email so that you can login to MyWP when you receive your award letter notification email.

Accept your Financial Aid and Sign your Award Letter on MyWP

  • Log in to MyWP.
  • Click on Financial Aid, then Financial Aid Checklist.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose My Awards. Accept (or decline) each award, as needed.
  • From the drop-down menu, choose Award Letter. Click the acceptance box at the bottom of the page.
  • If you are selected for verification, you cannot accept your need-based aid or sign your Award Letter. Complete verification requirements as quickly as possible so that your eligibility for financial aid can be finalized. Choose “Required Documents” from the drop-down menu on Financial Aid Self Service to view the steps you need to take to complete the verification process.