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Applying for Federal Student Aid

New Students

New students wishing to enroll at Waldorf University 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.

  1. Application: Submit the Waldorf Application for Admission. Please check the box indicating that you desire to use FSA as your payment method.
  2. Official Transcripts: If you need assistance with obtaining your official transcripts, complete the Transcript Request Service forms. We will secure all necessary transcripts by contacting your previously attended postsecondary institutions, ensuring  you receive maximum transfer credit. First-time college students do not need to use this service but must submit an official high school transcript. Once your application is processed and all official transcripts are received and evaluated, you will receive an Academic Evaluation Report by email. (All forms, transcripts and other required documents submitted to Waldorf will become the property of the university and will not be forwarded to another institution or returned to the student.)
  3. PIN: Obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) online at www.pin.ed.gov prior to applying for FSA. 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.
  4. FAFSA: Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), making certain that you indicate the Waldorf’s school code (001895) on your form. If you have already completed a FAFSA, retrieve it and add the Waldorf school code.
  5. Student Aid Report: 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.
  6. Enrollment Agreement: Once you have completed all of the necessary steps 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 decide to cancel your enrollment, you may do so without penalty prior to the end of the “drop” period.

To estimate your eligibility for FSA, visit the FAFSA4caster site. Should you decide to apply for FSA, the information entered here will later transfer to your FASFA form. You will need tax information on hand to complete this process.

Note: Some financial aid applications may 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 may need to pay out-of-pocket and be reimbursed or delay registration for the following term.

Current Students

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

  1. Policies: Review the Waldorf Financial Aid Policies page, which provides a summary of important information you must know before applying for FSA.
  2. Financial Aid Intent Form: 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.
  3. FAFSA: Complete and submit the FAFSA, making certain that you indicate the Waldorf’s school code (001895) on your form. If you have already completed a FAFSA, retrieve it and add the Waldorf school code.
  4. Student Aid Report: 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.
  5. Financial Aid Office: Contact the Office of Financial Aid and indicate that 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.

To estimate your eligibility for FSA, visit the FAFSA4caster site. Should you decide to apply for FSA, the information entered here will later transfer to your FASFA form. You will need tax information on hand to complete this process.