Applying for Financial Aid at Willamette University

STEP 1: For new students, the first step is to apply for admission. As part of the admission process, students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Students will receive notification of their merit scholarship eligibility at the same time they are notified of their admission status.

STEP 2: To be considered for federal student loans, all students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1st.

STEP 3: Students will receive their financial aid award information via email in early March, or 2-4 weeks after you’ve been admitted and filed the FAFSA.

STEP 4: Accept or Decline your awards online. Here’s how.

STEP 5: Complete all other required paperwork. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you via email of any additional processes or paperwork required for you to receive the aid that you have been offered.