Receiving Your Award Notification
Award notifications are sent each week. Beginning in March (for first-time freshmen) and mid-May (for returning WKU students) awards are made and sent for the pending academic year. All notifications are sent to students' WKU email accounts. If, for some reason, this account address is invalid, email notifications are sent to the email account a student has listed on his/her FAFSA. If no email address is available or valid, a paper award notification is mailed to the student.
Accepting Your Awards
Review your Award Notification carefully.
Follow the email instructions for accepting or declining awarded aid (if you received a paper award notice, check those awards which you wish to accept on your paper Award Notification and return the notification promptly to our office for further processing).
If you need to make changes to accepted or declined financial aid you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your Student ID or social security number in your email so we can locate your account.
**NOTE: Students will receive only one award notice. Any changes to a student's offered or accepted financial aid (increases, decreases, addition, or deletions) will be posted to the student's account information to TopNet. We strongly urge all students to periodically check their TopNet account for any changes.
You may access TopNet by going to Western's home page www.wku.edu. Then select "Quick Links" and "TopNet". Login for "Student Services". Follow the on-line instructions for either creating a new account or accessing an existing account.
** CAP grants and KEES scholarships will automatically be accepted for you. These cannot be accepted online.**