Financial Aid Planning Calendar

 WPU applicants who expect to apply for financial aid are strongly encouraged to include their Social Security number (SSN) on their admissions application. To receive aid, your name, birthday, and SSN must be an exact match on WPU admissions records, the FAFSA, and the Social Security Administration database. It is important to use your legal name as it appears on your Social Security card.

October

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • Make certain all data is accurate.
  • Your most recent federal income tax returns are needed to complete the form.
  • For priority consideration, the federal processor must receive the form by March 1.

November

Registration for Spring classes begins.

E-billing statements are sent out for Spring semester.

  • You will receive an e-billing statement via your WPU email address in late November, which will be due the first week of January.
  • Statements are generated weekly for students who completed the registration process over the summer.
  • Financial arrangements must be satisfied by the due date to secure your classes.
  • Fall semester bills will be sent out in July.

December – January

You should receive the results of your FAFSA—the Student Aid Report (SAR).

  • Review the SAR to verify all information is correct.
  • If corrections are required, make the changes online.
  • If the SAR indicates that you have been chosen for verification, a signed copy of your and your parents’ federal tax return transcripts along with our Verification Worksheet must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Monitor your financial aid status on WPConnect, and respond promptly to any request for additional information. Verification and required documents must be completed no later than 120 days after your last date of attendance.

February – June

Financial Aid Award Notifications will be mailed indicating eligibility for all federal, state and institutional aid, including the Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and the Graduate or Parent PLUS Loans.

  • If this is your first Federal Direct Stafford Loan, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at studentloans.gov prior to loan disbursement.
  • Graduate students or parents of undergraduate students who wish to apply for a PLUS loan should do so on the same website.

Attendance rosters are delivered to all faculty members via the Registrar's Office to allow instructors to verify students' attendance in the classroom.

  • Students whose attendance in class is not confirmed will not have their financial aid disbursed into their accounts.
  • Make sure to maintain sufficient enrollment credits if you wish to receive aid. To receive loans, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates & post-baccalaureates; 5 credits for graduate students).
  • Most grant aid will be reduced for less-than full-time enrollment (12-credit undergrad).

April

Registration for Summer and Fall classes begins.

The state deadline for 2016-2017 TAG recipients (renewal applicants) is normally April 15, this year the deadline is extended to June 1.

Instructions for applying for summer aid will be posted on the Financial Aid Office homepage at wpunj.edu/financial-aid/.

July

E-billing statements are sent out for Fall semester.

  • You will receive an e-billing statement via your WPU email address in early July, which will be due the first week of August.
  • Spring semester bills will be sent out in November.
  • (See November for more details on e-billing.)

August

Master Promissory Notes are required to be signed and completed online.

Be sure that your bill is satisfied to avoid cancellation of your classes or late penalties.

September

Attendance rosters are delivered to all faculty members via the Registrar's Office.

  • (See February – June for more details on attendance requirements).

September 15 is the state deadline for non-renewal Fall and Spring HESAA applicants.

October

Fall term financial aid refund checks are mailed based on a credit balance existing on the student's account.