Don’t Forget Your FAFSA

The 2016-2017 FAFSA will open on January 1, 2016. Be sure to complete your FAFSA by the priority deadline: February 15th!

If you and/or your parent(s) have not completed your 2015 tax return by this date, you can estimate you and/or your parent(s) income and correct the FAFSA after you have filed. We will use the date off of your first completed FAFSA application.


Are You A Financial Success Story?


From students living on their own to alumni paying off their loans, SALT® can’t resist a good financial success story—and we want to hear yours. Activate your SALT account from now until November 17 to join our online community and enter our Share Your Success Story Sweepstakes. You’ll earn a chance to win one of […]

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Remember to Renew Your Washburn Scholarships

The scholarship renewal application for Washburn University scholarships will be available online beginning November 1st and must be completed by February 15th. In addition to completing the application, each scholarship has minimum cumulative GPA and credit hour requirements. Review the renewal criteria for each scholarship below to ensure you meet the requirements by the end of the Spring semester. […]

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FastWeb: 31 Money Saving Tricks for Students

Original article: Elizabeth Hoyt || July 31, 2015 Do you have fine wine tastes on a cheap beer budget? It’s ok – most college students are living on a budget. If not, they’re likely students getting themselves into a cycle of debt. While neither is fun or easy, you can become smarter about the way […]

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Graduating with Student Loans Part III – Consolidating Loans

If you have decided that consolidation is right for you.  It is important to understand that you can consolidate your student loans for free. One of the biggest scams in student loans are companies that consolidate your federal student loans for you and charge you a fee.  These companies charge $200, $400, or even up […]

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Graduating with Student Loans Part II — Is consolidation right for you?

Welcome back for part II of Graduating with Student Loans.  In our first part, you explored where to find your student loan information in order to know your overall student loan debt and who services your student loans. If you missed the Part I, check it out here.  During this part, we are going to […]

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Graduating with Student Loans? — Part I – Where are your student Loans


  Graduation is coming up soon.  Do you know if you have any student loans?  Join us over the next few weeks to learn about where to find your student loans, how to consolidate your student loans and how to select the best repayment option for you.  If you are not graduating this semester, it […]

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Academic Scholarship Application Available for 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 scholarship application for Washburn University now is available online. Login at this site using your MyWashburn username and password. Select the “Academic Scholarship Application.” Also select any other applicable scholarships previously received, located in the scholarship section on the application. February 15, 2015 is the priority deadline for this application. Any application received after this date […]

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Updated Regulation on Financial Aid Disbursements

Greetings from the Financial Aid Office, The Financial Aid Office would like to provide all Washburn University students with an update on how Federal Direct Student Loans will be disbursed in the future as not all Federal Direct Student Loans will be disbursed immediately at the beginning of a semester.  Traditionally, Federal Direct Loans were […]

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2014-2015 Federal Stafford Loan Interest Rate Change

Effective, July 1, 2014, the interest rates for the Federal Stafford Loans have changed. The table below provides interest rates for Direct Loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2013. Perkins Loans (regardless of the first disbursement date) have a fixed interest rate of 5%. Interest Rates for Direct Loans First Disbursed on or […]

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