Financial Aid


Welcome to the Western Oregon University Financial Aid office, where we provide information and resources for affordable academic success.  This team is dedicated to guiding students through the abundance of financial aid options such as work study, scholarships, and more; ensuring you have the financial support to achieve your goals.  Here, you’ll find all the information you need to navigate the financial aspects of college.

2024-2025 FAFSA® Information

FAFSA Delay Messaging:

The Department of Education has communicated a projected six-week delay in the processing and transmission of FAFSA information to colleges and universities. Consequently, this delay will impact the timeline for the disbursement of financial aid awards at Western.

We are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and precise financial aid information. However, due to this delay, our ability to send out this information to you will also be affected. We understand the importance of timely updates, and we assure you that we will keep you informed as soon as more information becomes available.

If you have not already filed, make sure you submit your 2024-25 FAFSA Application as soon as possible and your WOU General Scholarship Application by the March 1st deadline.  Additionally, to help with the delayed launch of the FAFSA Application this year, the Financial Aid Office has extended the early filing deadline from February 1st to March 1st. Once we’ve received your FAFSA information, you will be notified via email.

We appreciate your patience during this period of adjustment. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office at (503) 838-8475 or by email at

Thank you for your understanding.

The new FAFSA® form for the 2024-2025 academic year will have a soft launch by December 31st, 2023. Per federal electronic announcement, students and families will be able to complete and submit the 2024–25 FAFSA® form online starting December 31st. The FAFSA® will be treating the period following December 31st as a soft launch period, which will allow them to monitor and respond in real time to any potential issues impacting the applicant experience.

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Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA®

There are new changes to the FAFSA. Click on the button below to find out more:

Thank you for visiting Financial Aid! Our team is here to serve both prospective and current students alike with helpful answers and resources. Whether you are exploring options for funding your future or already enrolled at WOU, you will find the insights you need within our pages. Please take a look around our site, and if you have further questions, contact us with one of the methods below!

Note: Financial Aid has partnered with Ascendium Education Solutions to provide annual student debt letters to those who have received federal student loans at WOU. Review your letter to learn about interest rates and lifetime loan limits.

A new self-service mobile financial aid process is here!

Contact Financial Aid for Help

We are available by phone or email!

We are happy to assist with general questions and application inquiries. 

Contact 503-838-8475 for assistance. 

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Front Desk

In-Person Services

We are open for walk-ins:

Monday thru Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 10am-5pm

Email to ask questions or submit requested information.  

Book an Appointment

Financial aid counselors want to help! 

We can help you learn about financial aid options and  financial literacy. 

Schedule in-person/phone/virtual appointments with your counselor using the WCS icon.  

Location: WOU Welcome Center, Room 140

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