File your 2016-2017 FAFSA on January 1, 2016, and you will be automatically entered to win a $200 WIU Book Award! 50 students will win, but thousands can benefit from filing early!
Beginning May 10, 2015, the FSA ID - a username and password - replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents like the FAFSA.
Need help making the switch from your 4-digit PIN to the FSA ID? Follow this step-by-step guide
There's a lot to cover, so the best place to begin is our Getting Started section - here you can find checklists, timelines, helpful hints, and other tools created specifically for WIU students.
The first step is always completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be done online at www.fafsa.gov. If you're looking for a quick and easy review, check out the:
- 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video tutorial
- I've Submitted My FAFSA - What's Next?
- IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT): Step by Step Chart OR Video Tutorial
Of course, different types of students may need different information. Click below to determine if there are any specific instructions or requirements that may apply to you:
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