Need-Based Awards (First-time students)
All first-time students who wish to apply for financial assistance based on family need must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Department of Education. The FAFSA is also required for students and/or parents who want to utilize Federal Stafford and/or parent PLUS loans. The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2016 at www.fafsa.gov and should be completed by the student and his parents by February 1, 2017. You must designate that you want the results of the FAFSA analysis to be released to Wabash College by filling in our code number, 001844. Upon receipt of these results, the Wabash Financial Aid Office will take all factors into consideration and will inform the admitted student of the amount of financial aid and scholarships in his financial aid award in early April.
International students must submit the College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances and possible other documents. Please refer to the Wabash College website for detailed instructions. International students are not eligible for federal grants, Federal Stafford Loans or state awards mentioned above.
Renewal of Need-Based Awards (Returning students)
All need-based financial assistance is awarded on an annual basis. Students must file a new FAFSA by March 1 each year they are in attendance at Wabash. Additionally, students and parents must submit any other forms required by the Wabash Financial Aid Office. Need-based financial aid awards will be recalculated each year based upon updated information on the family’s financial situation. Students who do not meet the guidelines for Satisfactory Academic Progress will not be eligible for federal, state, or institutional need-based assistance. Detailed information is available on the Financial Aid web site. Financial aid awards for returning students are available via Ask Wally prior to June 1 each year.
Wabash offers numerous merit-based awards. These scholarships vary from $500 to full tuition plus on-campus room and board and are renewable all four years at Wabash College. Merit-based scholarship recipients are expected to maintain the cumulative grade point average and the number of course credits required at the end of each academic year in order to make normal progress toward graduation.
All questions regarding financial assistance should be directed to the Financial Aid Office. Call (800) 718-9746 or (765) 361-6370.