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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.

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

Review the Three Forms of FSA

Estimate your potential FSA award by using: FAFSA4caster


This form of financial aid does not have to be repaid.


This form of financial aid is borrowed money and must be repaid (usually with interest).


This aid is funds earned through part-time employment.

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

Changes to the Federal Aid Application Process

FAFSA 2024-2025 (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025)

FAFSA 2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024):

  • The application process has not changed. See instructions below.

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 application 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


Delaware Higher Education Scholarships for 2024-25

The Delaware Higher Education Office (DHEO) is accepting applications for three available scholarships of up to $5000 for the 2024-25 academic year. Visit the DHEO website for more information.

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

  View All Financial Aid Dates

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