Applying for Financial Aid

New Students | Current Students

New Students

New students wishing to enroll at Waldorf College for the first time using Federal Student Aid (FSA) should complete the steps listed below at least four weeks prior to the last day of registration. Please note that some student applications for financial aid take longer to process than others as a result of factors beyond the control of Waldorf. Students who do not receive their aid award by the last day of registration will need to pay out-of-pocket and be reimbursed or delay registration for the following term.

  • Submit the Waldorf Application for Admission. Please check the box indicating that you desire to use FSA as your payment method.
  • If you need assistance with obtaining your official transcripts, complete the Transcript Request Service forms. We will contact the prior colleges and/or universities you've attended to secure all the transcripts needed to make sure you receive maximum transfer credit. First-time college students do not need to use this service but must submit an official high school transcript.
  • Obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN).  Prior to applying for FSA, you should obtain a PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov. This number serves as your electronic signature and may be used to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), make corrections to your Student Aid Report (SAR) and monitor federal loans that you receive. If you are a dependent student, a parent should also request a PIN, which can be used as their electronic signature on the FAFSA.
  • Fill out and submit the FAFSA. Make certain to indicate the Waldorf school code of 001895 on the FAFSA.  If you have already completed a FAFSA, retrieve it and add the Waldorf school code.
  • Monitor your email account for important notifications concerning your SAR. The Waldorf Office of Financial Aid will receive your FAFSA information and will contact you if necessary.
  • Once your application is processed and all official transcripts received and evaluated, you will receive an Academic Evaluation Report by email along with instructions for logging into the Waldorf Financial Aid Portal to complete the financial aid process. All forms, transcripts and other required documents submitted to Waldorf will become the property of the College and will not be forwarded to another institution or returned to the student.
  • Once you have completed all the necessary steps within the portal and are ready to submit your file for review, you will be reminded to submit your Enrollment Agreement. Although your file will be reviewed and confirmed without this form being submitted, you will need to submit it prior to the end of the registration period. In the event you later decide to cancel your enrollment, you may do so without penalty prior to the end of the drop period.

The FAFSA4caster site can provide an estimate of your eligibility for FSA.  The information entered will later transfer to your FASFA if you decide to apply for FSA.  You'll need tax information on hand to complete this process. 

Current Students

Current Waldorf students who wish to apply for FSA for the first time should follow these procedures.

  • Review the Waldorf Financial Aid Policies page, which provides a summary of important information you must know before applying for FSA.
  • Submit the Financial Aid Intent Form for Existing Students.  This form will notify the Waldorf Office of the Registrar and Office of Financial Aid of your intentions to apply for Federal Student Aid. If Waldorf does not have all official transcripts on file, you will be contacted by the Registrar’s Office and provided with information regarding the Waldorf Transcript Request Service. All official transcripts must be on file for students who wish to use FSA.
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make certain to indicate the Waldorf school code of 001895 on the FAFSA.  If you have already completed a FAFSA, retrieve it and add Waldorf school code.
  • Monitor your email for important notification and your Student Aid Report (SAR). 
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid and indicate you have submitted your FAFSA and wish to complete the financial aid approval process. The Office of Financial Aid will review your FAFSA. Once this review is complete, you will be provided with additional instructions for completing the process.

If you would like a quick estimate of FSA, the FAFSA4caster site can provide an estimate of your eligibility.  The information entered will later transfer to your FASFA if you decide to apply for FSA. You'll need tax information on hand to complete the process.