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Financial Aid Timeline and Checklist

Freshman/Transfer Financial Aid Timeline and Checklist

October- march:

  • File FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Use Western New England University school code: 002226. Please make sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval process when completing the FAFSA.

december- april:

April-May:

  • If choosing to make payments over 12 months, choose a 12-Month Payment Plan, commencing May 1. Enrollments after that date are still acceptable
  • Make sure that your Western New England email account is activated

May-June:

  • Make sure that any Payment Plans, non-federal loans and external scholarships are in place.  Visit links at www1.wne.edu/sas (where you find this page) to find information regarding Payment Plans and Alternative Financing
  • If a parent chooses to use the federal Parent PLUS loan for additional financing, visit studentloans.gov to complete the application and simultaneously sign the promissory note
  • Complete your Federal Direct Loan Promissory Note and Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov

June-July:

  • Fall semester bills are mailed out. Student accounts and financial aid can be viewed online using ASAP system
  • If choosing to make payments over 10 months, choose a 10-Month Payment Plan, commencing July 1. Enrollments after that date are still acceptable.
  • Fill out the health insurance waiver through Health Services' Forms link in order to remove mandatory health insurance charges from the bill

August:

Returning Student Financial Aid Timeline and Checklist

April 1:

  • Notice of Changes to the 2017-2018 Application Process: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been available since October 1, 2016 and will be completed using 2015 tax information rather than 2016 tax information.  Please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if possible, when completing your FAFSA.
  • The new priority deadline for continuing student applications is April 1.

April-May:

  • If choosing to make payments over 12 months, choose a 12-Month Payment Plan, commencing May 1. Enrollments after that date are still acceptable.

June:

June-July:

  • If choosing to make payments over 10 months, choose a 10-Month Payment Plan, commencing July 1. Enrollments after that date are still acceptable.

July:

  • Make sure that your Western New England email account is activated
  • Fall semester bills are mailed out. Student accounts and financial aid can be viewed online using ASAP system

July-August:

  • Fill out the health insurance waiver through Health Services' Forms link in order to have the mandatory insurance charge removed from your bill
  • If you were awarded a Perkins Loan, you will be notified to complete your Federal Perkins Loan Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling online
  • If you were awarded federal work-study money and need a job, attend the on-campus job fair, or visit Human Resources