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Financial Aid: It All Starts With Your FAFSA


What is FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is how you apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans—but it’s also what we use to build your individualized financial aid package.


Am I eligible for Financial Aid?

Your financial aid award is based on your individual financial need and eligibility. It may include various types of aid such as Westminster scholarships, grants, loans, and/or work study employment. Eligible students meeting required deadlines are offered the maximum amount of aid available. Merit based financial aid is based on a combination of your academic performance and standardized test scores. Need based financial aid is based on the results of your FAFSA.


Completing your FAFSA

To complete your FAFSA, go to


Westminster FAFSA School Code

Make sure you enter Westminster College’s school code 003392 so that a copy of your completed FAFSA is sent to us.


How do I fill out the FAFSA?

Looking for tips? The U.S. Department of Education provides a step-by-step guide to filling out both the student and parent portions of the FAFSA form here.


When will I know how much Aid I will receive?

Once we receive the results of your FAFSA, our Office of Financial Aid will review them and determine the resources available to you. Our goal is to keep your Westminster education as affordable as possible.