Financial Aid


Thank you for visiting the Financial Aid Office! 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!

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.

2024-2025 FAFSA® Information

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 Oregon University.

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 do not forget to also submit your WOU General Scholarship Application by the March 1st deadline.  

To assist students and families who have faced difficulties in filing their FAFSA® application, WOU is further extending the early FAFSA® filing deadline from March 1st to April 1st, 2024

The Department of Education has stated that they will send 2024-25 FAFSA® applications to institutions by early to mid-March. Once we receive 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.

Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA®

There are new changes to the FAFSA®.

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Updates to the 2024-2025 ORSAA

The ORSAA has been updated to align with the FAFSA® and the FAFSA® Simplification Act.

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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