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Access Your Award Notice

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Overview

You can access your Award Notices online via WINGS Express. The Office of Financial Aid prepares financial aid awards annually in accordance with the aid year's processing schedule. You will be notified via Wright State University email when your Award Notice is available to access online.

To receive your Award Notice, you must have:


Your Award Notice and Cost of Attendance for Financial Aid

The Award Notice displays financial aid awards based upon full-time enrollment at Wright State University, even if you do not plan to enroll full-time. Once you accept your financial aid awards and register for classes, the amount and type of aid that will pay towards your bill will be based on your registered credit hours. Visit our Receiving Your Aid page for more information.

Financial aid awards are determined annually and are based upon Wright State University's cost of attendance. The cost of attendance (COA) is a budget created to calculate how much financial aid a student is eligible to receive. Your combined financial aid awards cannot exceed the cost of attendance for the year. The COA is also used to determine financial need by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or Student Aid Index (SAI) from the COA. Your EFC/SAI is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education when you file your FAFSA. Your total need-based aid awards (grants, scholarships, employment, and subsidized loans) cannot exceed your financial need (certain types of aid, like the Federal Pell Grant, are excluded from this concept).

The COA is created by taking the average cost to attend for an academic year. An academic year is defined as both fall and spring semesters. The COA is increased if a student enrolls summer semester.

The COA includes various components, such as tuition and fees, housing, food, books, supplies, travel, and other personal expenses to create a budget used to award financial aid. Wright State University’s COA budgets are determined using the average of the overall estimated costs.  Each student will have different costs depending on their Wright Guarantee Rate, personal choices, and individual circumstances. This means expenses may vary and the COA may not reflect the actual amount you may owe the University. Below are the cost of attendance budgets used to determine financial aid. You are encouraged to view your current Wright Guarantee Rates for tuition and on-campus housing and meal plans as you will be billed directly for these items. You can also estimate your costs using the online cost estimator.

If you find your program has additional costs you do not see reflected in your COA budget, please review the Cost of Attendance Appeal Policy.

2023-24 Annual Undergraduate Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Enrollment, Dayton Campus
Category Description In-State
Undergraduate
Living On or Off Campus
In-State
Undergraduate
Living with Parent or Family
Out-of-State
Undergraduate
Living On or Off Campus
Out-of-State
Undergraduate
Living with Parent or Family

Tuition & Fees

Weighted average of all Wright Tuition Guarantee Rates. $10,730 $10,730 $20,148 $20,148
Housing Weighted average of all Wright Guarantee housing rates. $6,000 $800 $6,000 $800
Food Average cost of 21 meals per week each semester. $4,900 $4,900 $4,900 $4,900
Books, Course materials,
supplies, and equipment
The average cost for new books and supplies. $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Transportation Average travel expense to and from school. $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Loan Fees Average federal loan fees (for federal loan borrowers only). $70 $70 $70 $70
Personal Average costs for personal expenses including medical, toiletries, clothing, and laundry. $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Required Credential Included only for students whose requires students to have a credential or licensure to gain employment. Varies Varies Varies Varies

 

2023-24 Annual Undergraduate Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Enrollment, Lake Campus
Category Description In-State
Undergraduate
Living On or Off Campus
In-State
Undergraduate
Living with Parent or Family
Out-of-State
Undergraduate
Living On or Off Campus
Out-of-State
Undergraduate
Living with Parent or Family

Tuition & Fees

Weighted average of all Wright Tuition Guarantee Rates. $7,066 $7,066 $16,484 $16,484
Housing Weighted average of all Wright Guarantee housing rates. $6,200 $800 $6,200 $800
Food Average cost of 21 meals per week each semester. $4,900 $4,900 $4,900 $4,900
Books, Course materials,
supplies, and equipment
The average cost for new books and supplies. $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Transportation Average travel expense to and from school. $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Loan Fees Average federal loan fees (for federal loan borrowers only). $70 $70 $70 $70
Personal Average costs for personal expenses including medical, toiletries, clothing, and laundry. $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Required Credential Included only for students whose requires students to have a credential or licensure to gain employment. Varies Varies Varies Varies

2023-24 Annual Graduate Cost of Attendance for Full-Time Enrollment
Category Description In-State
Graduate
Out-of-State
Graduate

 

In-State
SOPP     

Out-of-State
SOPP

Tuition & Fees

Weighted average of all Wright Tuition Guarantee Rates. $10,560 $18,000 $19,674 $31,438
Housing Weighted average of all Wright Guarantee housing rates. $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Food Average cost of 21 meals per week each semester. $4,900 $4,900 $4,900 $4,900
Books, Course materials,
supplies, and equipment
The average cost for new books and supplies. $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Transportation Average travel expense to and from school. $1,800 $1,800 $2,500 $2,500
Loan Fees Average federal loan fees (for federal loan borrowers only). $220 $220 $260 $260
Personal Average costs for personal expenses including medical, toiletries, clothing, and laundry. $1,500 $1,500 $2,880 $2,880
Required
Credential
Included only for students whose requires students to have a credential or licensure to gain employment. Varies Varies Varies Varies

Financial Aid for Summer

Summer is the first academic term in the financial aid year. For example, Summer 2024 is the first academic term in the 2024–25 aid year. Therefore, you must file the 2024–25 FAFSA to apply for federal student aid for Summer 2024.

In order to receive financial aid for Summer, you must answer Yes to your Summer Enrollment Plans. The Summer Enrollment Plans question appears as a financial aid requirement in WINGS when the Office of Financial Aid processes your FAFSA (see the processing schedule on our Important Dates page).


Accept Your Awards

Your Award Notice is available online via WINGS Express. You may accept or decline the financial aid awards that appear on your Award Notice in accordance with the Office of Financial Aid's processing schedule. It is very important you read all the information on your Award Notice and follow all instructions carefully.

For step-by-step instructions on how to accept your financial aid awards in WINGS Express, visit the WINGS Express Support page.

Grants and some scholarships will already appear as accepted on your Award Notice. However, work study, student loans, and other scholarships must be accepted on your Award Notice in order to initiate processing. Accepting a student loan on your Award Notice only begins the loan process. There are additional requirements you must complete to secure your loan and to ensure it is processed correctly. Visit our Getting a Loan page for more information. If your parent is interested in applying for a parent loan, visit our Parent Loans page for more information.