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 if students and/or parents want to utilize federal Direct Student and/or federal Direct PLUS (parent) loans.  The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2022 at and should be completed by the student and his parents by January 15, 2023. 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 his financial aid and scholarships via a financial aid notification beginning in early December. Indiana residents must complete the FAFSA no later than April 15 annually in order to be considered for state grant assistance.

International students must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application and possible other documents.  Please refer to the Wabash College website for detailed instructions. International students are not eligible for federal grants, federal Direct Loans or state awards mentioned above.

Renewal of Need-Based Aid (Returning students)

All need-based financial assistance is determined on an annual basis. Students should file a new FAFSA by February 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 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 notifications for returning students are typically available via Wabash Self-Service by June 1st each year.

Merit-Based Awards

Wabash offers numerous merit-based awards. These scholarships are renewable all four years at Wabash and vary from $500 to full tuition and fees, plus on-campus housing and 15 meal plan. 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.