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The 2015-2016 FAFSA is now available. 
Students wishing to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available each year beginning on January 1.   

How do I apply for financial aid to attend Wingate University?
Complete the FAFSA annually and include our school code, 002985. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA prior to May 1 of each year.

What if I think that I will not be eligible for federal financial aid?
We encourage you to complete the FAFSA, at least your first year, to determine if you may qualify for any type of federal, state or institutional financial aid.

How long after completing the FAFSA application will I know what I am receiving?
Your award package will be mailed approximately 2-4 weeks after you submit the FAFSA and have been fully accepted into Wingate University. Award packages are mailed beginning in March and are processed on a rolling basis.
What information is included in my award package?
Your award package will outline the various types of aid for which you may qualify. This may include a combination of academic scholarships, need-based grants, federal loans, or work-study. Award packages will be processed beginning in March of each year.
What does it mean to be selected for Verification?
The Department of Education or Wingate University may select the results of your FAFSA for the verification process. If you are selected for verification, the Financial Planning Office will notify you of any additional information or documents you will need to provide for your award package to be finalized.

How quickly do I need to return my completed documents to the Financial Planning Office?
It is important to provide all information to the Financial Planning Office by the required deadlines to ensure your scholarship and grant funds will be available to you when you arrive in the fall.