Financial Aid

Financial Aid Details

Current Students who wish to apply for summer financial aid must complete an online application available via Web4U when summer registration begins. Information about summer financial aid eligibility can be found on the Financial Aid website.

Students may wish to contact the Financial Aid Department for an estimate of their summer financial aid eligibility.

Student Accounts

Financial Aid is applied directly to student accounts and covers tuition and fees posted to the account at that time. Any excess funds will result in a credit balance refund. Students must establish their direct deposit refund preference to receive a prompt refund. Students who incur additional registration charges after financial aid has been applied to their account are responsible for paying the additional charges by the tuition due date.

It is important for students to check their Western Account Online via myWestern or with the Student Business Office if they add courses after the date on the account statement, or after financial aid has been disbursed, to determine if additional payment is required. If changes to the student schedule result in additional charges, payment is due immediately.

Summer Session Scholarship

Learn more about Summer Session Scholarships.

Emergency Loans

The Financial Aid Department offers Short Term emergency loans for students with cash flow emergencies.  The loan will not pay tuition or housing charges.  Information and application are available on the Financial Aid website.

Student Emergency Fund 

The Western Foundation has established a Student Emergency Fund to provide relief for students who are experiencing food and housing insecurity, those whose families are confronting job loss or illness, and for those who are hungry and unable to afford even basic necessities. This reserve is a financial lifeline for our students in crisis and will help to ensure that their needs are met and that they are able to remain at Western.  More information is available on the Scholarship Center website.