Money Matters

Through a variety of federal, state, and local programs, financial assistance for Wright State students may come in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment.

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, you must submit a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processing Agency. The FAFSA will be used to determine your eligibility for federal and state grants (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Ohio College Opportunity Grant; federal loans ( Stafford Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized), Perkins Loan, Nursing Student Loan, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Graduate PLUS loan, and Federal Work-Study. A separate application is required to apply for scholarships. Information regarding financial aid programs, applications and/or application requirements, and deadline dates, and web links can be obtained online at http://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/loans-scholarships-and-grants.

Financial aid for graduate students includes graduate assistantships, graduate fellowships, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loan, Perkins Loan, Nursing Student loan, Graduate PLUS loan, and Work-Study. Information regarding Wright State graduate scholarships, assistantships and fellowships is available through the Graduate School, and online at http://catalog.wright.edu/.

Financial aid (excluding renewable scholarships) does not automatically continue from year to year. Students are to apply for financial aid beginning in January, prior to each academic year.  The Wright State priority filing deadline date for FAFSA is March 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The FAFSA application is completed online at the following web address: www.fafsa.ed.gov . Along with the income information required to submit the FAFSA, students (and parents for dependent students) must also have an assigned FAFSA PIN number. Your FAFSA PIN number can be requested online at www.pin.ed.gov. Your FAFSA PIN number will serve as your online signature, and will be needed to access your completed FAFSA online if corrections are needed.

Once your completed FAFSA information is received by the Office of Financial Aid, you will receive notification through your Wright State e-mail address. Once received, you will access your financial aid information on Wings Express (http://wings.wright.edu). The Financial Aid and Scholarship section of Wings Express will also detail if there are any requirements that are needed to finalize your financial aid. Once your requirements are satisfied, you will be notified by e-mail when your financial aid award is available on Wings Express.

Once awarded, you will be instructed through Wings Express to approve your award notice, and how to apply for awarded loans.

In order to receive federal financial aid from year to year, in addition to filing the FAFSA, students must meet satisfactory academic progress for financial aid. Undergraduate and Graduate students must earn cumulative grade point average and credit hours, and not exceed 150 percent of the credit hours required for their program completion.  To receive detailed information regarding important changes to our satisfactory Academic Progress review for the 2013-2014 year, please refer to the Raider Connect webpage at http://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/loans-scholarships-and-grants/academic-progress.

Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of gift aid that does not require repayment. They may be based entirely on academic excellence or on financial need and academic excellence.

Continuing undergraduate students at Wright State University may apply for university and departmental scholarships through the Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship application.  The Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship application is available online through Wings Express (http://wings.wright.edu).  The application is available each January, and eligible continuing students are encouraged to apply by the February 15th deadline date.  Scholarships range in value from $300-$8,600.

If you have received a scholarship from Wright State as an incoming or transfer student, you may apply for additional scholarship assistance. A student may receive more than one scholarship as long as the combination of scholarships does not exceed the cost of tuition, room and board, and books for one academic year.

A separate scholarship search database is available on the financial aid web page at http://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/loans-scholarships-and-grants. Click on “Scholarships” and “Other Scholarship Opportunities.”    

Raider Connect provides consolidated student enrollment service to students. Students can contact Raider Connect regarding financial aid related questions. To contact Raider Connect, call (937) 775-4000 or e-mail raiderconnect@wright.edu.