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Financial Aid

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.

Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federal employment program for undergraduate, graduate, medical, and professional psychology students.


A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid by the borrower.

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).

Typically, the FAFSA opens on October 1 of every year. The 2023-24 and 2024-25 FAFSA forms are currently available. The launch of the 2024–25 FAFSA was delayed but is now available.

You are encouraged to file a FAFSA before the priority deadline to optimize financial aid eligibility. You may file a FAFSA after the priority deadline; however, aid resources may be limited to federal and state financial aid. If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, RaiderConnect is here to help. Contact us at or 937-775-4000. 

Wright State’s federal school code is 003078.

Complete the Online Scholarship Application for Additional Scholarship Opportunities

By submitting the Wright State online scholarship application, both undergraduate and graduate students can apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and Wright State. For more details on possible scholarship opportunities, use the scholarship search. There may be other department/division scholarships not associated with this application, so check with the chair or program director in your department for other options.

Visit the First-Year, Continuing, Transfer, and Graduate Student Scholarship pages for tips and details on how to complete the online scholarship application. The deadline to apply for the 2024–25 academic year is March 1, 2024. 


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