The Office of
Guiding you through the Financial Aid process at Wiley College
We understand that funding your education is a significant financial investment for you and your family. We hope that the information displayed at this website will ease the process of exploring the different financial aid options available to you.
Financial aid comes in the form of scholarships, federal work study, federal and private loans and grants. The amount and type of aid you receive will depend upon your family’s income and assets.
Are you Eligible?
Below are the basic eligibility requirements to be considered for Federal Aid:
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Meet all Department of Education eligibility requirements including but not limited to:
- Demonstrating financial need
- Have a High School Diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or demonstrate Ability-to-Benefit*
- Registering with the Selective Services, if required.
- Being a U.S. citizen or Eligible Non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security Number.
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
- Meet the standards of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).
* Students demonstrating Ability-to-Benefit will no longer be eligible for Federal Aid unless they demonstrated Ability-to-Benefit at Wiley College or any other accredited institution on or before summer 2012.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Gather Your Information
Here is a list of documents you will need:
- Your Social Security card (and your parents’, if dependent)
- Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Your (and your spouse’s, if married) Income Tax Return
- Your Parents’ Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
- Your W-2 forms and other records of money earned
- Any untaxed income records including child support paid or received
- Your current bank statements
- Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
Step 2: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Applications for each fall semester become available as soon as January 1st of every year. We encourage you to apply as soon as you and/or your parents have completed your/their income tax return(s). Applicants also have the option to fill out and mail a FAFSA to the U. S. Department of Education, although we strongly recommend completing your application online. Computers in the Web Cafe are available to assist students with the application process. Please see your Financial Aid Counselor (see Contact Us to determine the name of your counselor).
Step 3: Check Your Application Status
If you completed your FAFSA online, your application will be processed as long as you (and your parents) have signed the application with a PIN or submitted a signature page. If your application has all required PIN signatures, Wiley College will receive your application from the U.S. Department of Education within three to five working days. If you were required to submit a signature page, Wiley College will receive your application in approximately four weeks. After that time, please contact our office.
We strongly encourage all students to apply as early as possible to avoid delays in payment of tuition/fees.
Our Recommended Priority Dates are:
- March 1st for Fall semester
- October 1st for Spring semester
Please note that our financial aid award year is as follows: Fall, Spring, and Summer. There is a deadline set forth by Department of Education of June 30, for the ending award year. Please visit any of our offices for additional information.