Wayne State College
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid is federal, state, local, and private funds that help meet a student's cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, housing and meal plans, books, and supplies. Financial aid can include grants, loans, scholarships, and work study. Need a quick estimate of how much your cost of attendance and aid award might be? Use the net price calculator.


How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

There are four basic steps to apply for financial aid. Financial aid funds are limited in many programs, with funding going to the earliest eligible applicants. As a result, deadlines are heavily enforced.

Step 1: Complete Your FAFSA


Step 1: Complete the FAFSA

All eligible students interested in financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Wayne State has a priority deadline of April 1. Wayne State's FAFSA code is 002566.

File your FAFSA now

Step 2: Complete Verfication for Financial Aid


Step 2: Submit Verification

Verification requires schools to collect documentation to check the accuracy of FAFSA information. About 30% of all FAFSA filers are selected for verification. If you are selected, WSC will notify you via email, and you will need to complete the verification process in order to receive aid.

More information about verification

Step 3: Finaicial Aid Award Verification


Step 3: View Your Award

Watch your mail and email for information from Wayne State College on instructions to view your award offer. Check your WildcatsOnline account for your up-to-the-minute financial aid award and disbursement information.

Step 4: Accept Your Financial Aid Award


Step 4: Accept Your Award

After you have accepted your award, there are steps you must complete while on campus in order to stay eligible.

Financial Aid

Types of Aid

Learn more about the different types you might receive. You could qualify for more than one type of financial aid.

Important Things to Remember

  • Priority deadline to file your FAFSA is April 1.
  • Check your WildcatsOnline account for your up-to-the-minute financial aid award and disbursement information. 
  • To remain eligible for financial aid, you must meet the standards of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Contact Us

Student Financial Services
Hahn 104
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 800-228-9972 ext. 7229
Local: 402-375-7229
Fax: 402-375-7067
Email: sfs@wsc.edu

Title IV Code: 002566