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Student Financial Assistance

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Accept My Financial Aid?


From the Western home page, you can access TopNet from the Students menu. Select TopNet Login and enter your Net ID and PIN. If you have trouble with this step, please contact the IT Help Desk at 270-745-7000.

After reviewing the bulletin board, continue login and select Financial Aid, Award and Accept Award Offer.

After choosing the appropriate aid year you will be able to view your awards and accept* or decline them.

*Some awards, i.e., upperclassmen scholarships, including KEES, and grants will be automatically accepted by the Financial Aid Office depending on the programs' specific requirements and after all audits have been completed. There is nothing the student needs to do to accept these awards. (Beginning freshmen scholarships must be accepted).

Also, students cannot accept the Parent Plus Loan. Please visit  to apply for the Parent Plus Loan.  The parent must login with Parent FAFSA FSA ID and complete the "Request Plus Loan" which is the credit check.  If approved the parent can then e-sign the Parent Plus MPN.  The Plus Loan will be changed to an accepted status if the parent applies for and is credit approved for this loan.

More information about all financial aid programs can be found at, financial aid programs. An instruction page for Federal Stafford student loans is available at Stafford Loans.



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 Last Modified 9/2/16