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Applying for Financial Aid

If you wish to take advantage of the financial assistance that is available to you, we suggest the following steps:

Step One:  Apply to Baldwin Wallace University.  (We can only offer financial aid awards to accepted students.)

Step Two:  If you don't have a Federal PIN (Personal Identification Number), you should apply for one at: http://www.pin.ed.gov/ Your PIN is needed in order to electronically sign your FAFSA. (If you are a dependent student, a parent will also need a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA.)

Step Three:  After January 1st file the FAFSA by linking to the site provided by the Department of Education:www.fafsa.ed.gov/ When you complete the FAFSA, you should include BW's Federal School Code ( 003014 ), so that we can access the results.

Step Four:  After reviewing the results from your FAFSA, we will determine the financial aid that you are eligible to receive and send you an aid award. You will receive a copy of your aid award letter.

Step Five:  Review your financial aid award and read about the assistance that is available to you. If you wish to apply for any of the loans in your financial aid package, you should make certain to complete the appropriate forms. (All Stafford, PLUS, and alternative loans require separate applications.) It is best to apply for loans when you are officially registered for classes. 

In addition... Apply for outside scholarships. (You should never pay money for a scholarship search, because the same resources are available free of charge.) 


If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Financial Aid at Baldwin Wallace University. We will be happy to assist you.