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Federal Student Aid

Many of our students use Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs—the most common form of financial aid—for tuition assistance. FSA programs are offered by the federal government to provide financial aid options that can help make your WilmU education even more affordable.

Coronavirus Information

Wilmington University wants all our students, faculty, and staff to be informed and aware regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Before registering for courses: please review your degree program requirements in Degree Works to ensure you are taking courses within your program of study. Taking courses outside your degree program may affect your federal financial aid award.

There are three forms of FSA

Estimate your potential FSA award by using the FAFSA4caster


Financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.


Borrowed money; must be repaid (usually with interest).


Money earned through part-time employment.

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

1. Create your FSA ID

An FSA ID is a username and password that enables access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and serves as a legal signature.

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA form collects your current financial information so federal financial aid eligibility and an award amount can be determined by the federal government.

3. Use WilmU’s school code: 007948

Once we receive your FAFSA, we will email you to confirm receipt and provide your next necessary steps.

What's Next?

Learn the next steps in our Federal Student Aid process once the FAFSA is complete.

You MUST be fully accepted through Admissions to qualify for federal financial aid. Verify your acceptance.

Not all certificate programs are eligible to be covered by FSA. See which certificate programs are eligible for federal financial aid.

FSA Resources

Additional information and resources regarding Federal Student Aid


New Federal Student Aid Flexibilities for Students, Parents, and Borrowers

For your awareness: FSA has created to inform students, parents, and borrowers about important updates regarding federal student aid in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The page includes a student and borrower question and answer section and links to resources about COVID-19.

Getting Ready for Next Year

You can get a jump on your financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year by completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA now. The financial aid office will begin importing and processing 2021-2022 FAFSAs at the end of February 2021, and will begin sending 21-22 award offers before the end of the spring 2021 semester.

If you are applying for financial aid for the spring or summer 2021 semesters, you will have needed to complete a 2020-21 FASFA or add Wilmington University (school code 007948) to your existing 2020-2021 FAFSA before June 30, 2021.

FSA Process 

Learn the next steps in our Federal Student Aid process.

Maintaining Eligibility 

Learn about enrollment requirements to remain eligible to receive aid disbursements each semester and academic year.

Important Dates 

See important transfer and refund dates.

Loan Counseling 

Learn about entrance and exit loan counseling.

Financial Aid Forms 

Download financial aid forms.

Policies & Regulations 

Learn about financial aid policies and regulations.

   Important Financial Aid Dates

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