Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about WIU Financial Aid - use the FAQ Index to the right to select a category!

Question of the Week

Q. When will I receive my financial aid refund?

A. The earliest refunds are issued the Friday before the start of the semester - but remember, not everyone will receive a refund. Refunds will only be issued to students whose financial aid, once credited to their university account, is greater than their eligible charges. For more details, including how to receive your refund via direct deposit, visit the Billing & Receivables Frequently Asked Questions

Short-term loans may be granted to students who have financial aid pending that would result in a refund to the student,  but the refund will not be available in a timely manner . Short-Term Loan Program requests are made in the Scholarship Office, 308 Sherman Hall. The first short-term loan application date is the Thursday before the start of classes each semester.