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Web courses at WKU are financial aid eligible. The same rules apply to online (web) courses and face-to-face courses, and the application process for financial aid is the same. Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial assistance. In fact, over 90% of the students who applied for financial aid in recent years received an award offer. Every effort is made to assist you and your family in obtaining the resources necessary to meet the difference between the total cost of attending Western Kentucky University and your ability to contribute toward your education.
How to Apply
Financial Aid includes grants and loans for educational purposes. The government requires the student to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is called FAFSA. This application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once that form is completed and filed, the student will receive an email from WKU about the status. All financial aid comes through the WKU Student Financial Aid office and they communicate mostly through email. The email will explain all the grants and/or loans that are available to the student and how to receive the money.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance (loans, grants, scholarships, veteran's benefits) completing the FAFSA is the first step at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The WKU Office of Student Financial Aid has additional information available for completing the FAFSA, as well as information on alternative loans. To learn more please visit www.wku.edu/financialaid.
Please keep in mind, student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to qualify for financial aid. For additional information on receiving, and keeping your financial aid, please refer to the WKU Financial Aid website to review the complete policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress at http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/sap.php.
Eligibility for On Demand Courses through Independent Learning
On Demand courses may also be covered by financial aid if the student has met basic eligibility requirements and has a current FAFSA on file. Students must fill out an Independent Learning Agreement found on the WKU Financial Assistance website. Students receiving financial aid must complete their course(s) in the current semester. For more information please contact the Student Financial Assistance office at (270) 745-2755.
Veterans and Active Military
All college courses offered by WKU Independent Learning have been approved for veterans and other persons eligible under the provisions of the GI Bill. Each student must assume the responsibility for submitting the proper forms to assure payment of appropriate entitlements. Please contact the Veterans Coordinator in Student Financial Assistance.