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How to Apply

Students can apply for financial aid funds beginning January 1. In addition, there are federal, state, and institutional deadlines that must be met. All financial aid funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions or need additional information, forms, or help completing the financial aid forms, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor.

To receive financial aid students MUST register and maintain a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Financial aid students who change the number of credit hours they are registered for through the Drop/Add process need to consult the Financial Aid Advisor to see how their financial aid will be affected.

If you are interested in applying for financial aid at Wilmington College, you must complete the following steps:


Complete an application for admission to Wilmington College. Financial aid cannot be awarded until you are admitted to the college as a degree-seeking student.


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1. The FAFSA form determines eligibility for federal and state aid beginning with the summer semester of the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid. The FAFSA form will ask for information contained on your most recent federal income tax return. The FAFSA may be completed electronically on the U. S. Department of Education’s website or by paper. You may obtain a paper FAFSA from your respective branch administrative office.

Be sure to release your FAFSA application to Wilmington College by listing our School Code 003142 in Step 6.


Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). Within 3 – 5 days after you submit the FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report. Check this form for accuracy. If it is error free, retain the SAR for your files. If you detect an error, contact your Financial Aid Advisor to see if these changes are necessary and to see if they can be updated electronically. Please read this form carefully. The U. S. Department of Education selects approximately 30% of each institution’s aid applicants for a process called verification. If you are selected, you will be informed via your SAR. In addition, Wilmington College will send you an “Information Request Letter” requesting the documents that you are required to submit to us so we can verify the data you provided on your FAFSA application.


Wilmington College will send a Financial Aid Award to you AFTER you have been accepted for admission to the College and AFTER you have completed the verification process (if selected). The awarding process starts in March and continues throughout the academic year.


Review your Financial Aid Award. The Financial Aid Award notice will provide information and directions you will need to read and complete. Wilmington College requires that you complete all requested documents/processes within two weeks of receiving your Financial Aid Award Notice.

Helpful Hints
  1. Complete the admission application process as early as possible. Obtaining academic transcripts from institutions you previously attended can take several weeks, so plan accordingly. Remember you will not receive a financial aid award notice until you are accepted for admission.
  2. Create a financial aid file to hold copies of all completed forms.
  3. Accuracy is paramount. Double-check your forms before submitting them. Mistakes can postpone your receipt of aid by eight to ten weeks.
  4. Timeliness is important. If you do not meet deadlines established by the federal and state government and Wilmington College, you may not receive all of the aid for which you are eligible.
Federal & State Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant

Financial need

Up to $5,775


Federal Seog Grant

Financial need

Pell recipient, Up to $750

Ohio Instructional Grant

Income less than $16,300

Up to $2,568

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan

Financial need, 00 – 29 hours up to $3,500, 30 – 59 hours

up to $4,500, 60+ hours up to $5,500


Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Financial need, dependency status, 00 – 59 hours

up to $4,000, 60+ hours up to $5,000