Filing Your FAFSA

Our Financial Aid Office uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to award institutional need-based grants, state grants, and federal loans. Because filing the FAFSA can only help you get financial aid, we strongly encourage all students to file as early in the application process as possible.

As soon as possible after October 1, complete the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload your tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA.

What Happens Next?

Once you are accepted to Warren Wilson College, our Financial Aid Office will look for your FAFSA. If we have it, we will analyze it and prepare your Financial Aid Award; this will include any merit scholarships we’ve awarded you and any need-based aid you’re eligible for. We will mail this financial aid award letter to you to assist in your enrollment decision.

If you have been admitted and we do not have your FAFSA, your admissions counselor will be reaching out to remind you to complete it. We will not send a financial aid award until:

  • Your FAFSA is received or;
  • You have notified us that you do not plan to file the FAFSA, in which case we will send you your financial aid award letter with your earned scholarships.