Types of Financial Aid Available
A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. It is often merit-based or restricted to a select population of students.
A grant is a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. It is often based on financial need and can be restricted to a select population of students.
Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships
File Your FAFSA
To apply for grants, work study, and loans you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA is available to all students on October 1 of each year prior to the start of the academic year. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is February 1 of each year prior to the start of the academic year. You are encouraged to file a FAFSA before the priority deadline to optimize financial aid eligibility. Youmay file a FAFSA after the priority deadline has passed, however, aid resources may be limited to federal and state financial aid. Currently, you can file the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. The priority deadline for filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA is February 1, 2021.
Wright State’s federal school code is 003078.
Apply for Donor and University Funded Scholarships
Undergraduate and graduate students (first-year, continuing, and transfer) can search for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and Wright State University.