Applying for Aid

Applying for financial aid may seem scary, but our goal is to provide you with as much information as possible to ensure the process is smooth and easy. We understand that funding your education is a significant financial investment for you and your family.

Steps to Apply

Step 1: Apply to Wiley University

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA each Year

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year you would like to receive aid. To increase your chances of being considered for programs with limited funds, complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible. Wiley’s financial aid process begins with the fall semester.

Don’t forget to send your FAFSA information to Wiley University by using this code 003669. If the information provided is accurate, it could take up to 7 days before Wiley University receives your financial information.

  • Read all instructions carefully

  • To ensure consideration for all available programs, it is recommended to complete the FAFSA Application as early as possible.

  • Be sure to review the information prior to submitting; ensuring the information is as accurate as possible.

  • Provide only the information requested

  • Use your legal name and correct social security number

  • Include Wiley’s FAFSA code of 003669 on your list of school codes

  • If you complete the FAFSA electronically, you will need to sign using your PIN (Personal Identification Number); both the student and parent will have separate PINs

  • Sections that refer to “you” or “your” are referring to the student, and those sections are yellow; sections for parents are purple

  • If you were required to provide parental information, a parent is required to sign the FAFSA

  • If your parents are divorced, you must use the information for the parent you lived with most in the past 12 months. If you lived the same amount of time with each divorced parent, give answers about the parent who provided more financial support during the past 12 months or during the most recent 12 months that you actually received support from a parent. If that parent is remarried, you must also include the stepparent’s information and income

  • If eligible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to automatically populate necessary tax information

  • Make a copy of your completed FAFSA for your records

Step 3: Complete Verification

If you are selected for verification, you will be notified on your SAR and by Wiley University. You will need to verify your financial aid application by providing additional documentation. All requested verification documents must be completed before being awarded a financial aid package. After all, required documents are received, the verification process could take 5-7 days or in the order in which documents are received from students.

The FAFSA is processed by the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and generates a Student Aid Report (SAR) that is sent directly to you. CPU randomly selects those students who will be selected for verification. The following are some helpful hints to ensure you have a valid SAR.

  • Review the SAR for accuracy

  • If corrections are needed, visit the FAFSA website and select “make corrections to a processed FAFSA”

  • If you do not receive an email directing you to your SAR within four weeks of completing your FAFSA, contact the CPS at (800) 433-3243 to check the status of your application

Additionally, Wiley University may need additional information from you to validate your financial aid application. If additional information is requested, you will receive an email to the email address provided on your FAFSA from the Office of Financial Aid. The email will indicate the items needed to complete your financial aid package. You can find all verification documents as well as the institution’s Verification Policy on the Wiley website.

Verification documents can be submitted by the following methods:

Fax: (800) 884-6572
Mail: 711 Wiley Avenue, ATTN: Office of Financial Aid, Marshall, TX 75670
Hand Deliver: Bring documents to the David L. Beckley Building – Monday through Friday – 8am – 5pm