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How to Apply for Financial Aid

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Nebraska Wesleyan University
Financial Aid Office, Smith-Curtis 207
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln NE 68504
(402) 465-2167 Fax (402) 465-2194
financialaid [at] (financialaid[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)


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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Graduate Program

Students accepted to Nebraska Wesleyan University who wish to apply for financial aid must complete the following steps:

  1. Be accepted and enrolled in a graduate program which includes a transcript review of all previously attended schools.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing Nebraska Wesleyan University (school code 002555) as recipient. Need help filling your FAFSA? View EducationQuest’s FAFSA Demo.
  3. Once steps 1 and 2 are completed, NWU’s Financial Aid Office will contact you if additional information is needed to complete the financial aid process.
  4. Once your file is complete, NWU’s financial aid staff will review your file, determine your financial aid eligibility and notify you via your NWU email about your financial aid award letter.
  5. Once you are notified about your financial aid eligibility, please complete your award letter through your WebAdvisor account. Your award letter typically includes aid for fall and spring semesters. Your summer eligibility is determined once you register for summer classes.

Please complete the requested items in a timely manner. This will help ensure your financial aid is processed promptly.

Helpful Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – The FAFSA is an online application for federal grant and student loans. You must submit a FAFSA each year you plan to use financial aid. NWU does not have a deadline to complete the FAFSA.

NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System) – is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that students can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

Federal Student Aid – provides information on the different types of aid, repayment calculators, repaying your loans, and much more.