Apply for aid renewal

We understand every student’s and family’s concern about the reliability of award renewal. Student Financial Services will send you information each year regarding how to renew your financial assistance award for the coming academic year.

In general, if your family’s financial circumstances remain the same, your award will remain the same or increase slightly from one year to the next. However, it is important to realize that need-based assistance is based on your family’s financial circumstances and will be re-evaluated each year.

Applying for financial assistance for this first time? Follow the instructions for first-year applicants.

How to reapply

For 2024-2025 need-based financial assistance renewals, Washington University requires that all current students complete both the CSS Profile and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Submit the CSS Profile

Submit the 2024-2025 CSS Profile, which will be available starting October 1, 2023.

WashU’s CSS Profile Code: 6929

The Noncustodial Parent Profile is a CSS Profile submitted for your noncustodial parent’s household. WashU requires the CSS Profile from both biological parent households when parents are separated or divorced. If you do not have contact with your non-custodial parent, you may request to waive this requirement by completing this waiver request form.

CSS Profile Fee Waiver

You are eligible to submit the CSS Profile for free if you are a domestic first-year undergraduate applicant who fits one of the following criteria:

  1. Family adjusted gross income is up to $100,000
  2. The student qualified for an SAT fee waiver
  3. The student is an orphan or ward of the court under the age of 24

CSS Profile for noncustodial parents of domestic undergraduate students is free to submit for noncustodial parents whose family adjusted gross income is up to $100,000.

Students will find out if they are eligible for the fee waiver while completing the CSS Profile. 

If you have an extenuating circumstance in which you may need a fee waiver, but do not fall within one or the criteria above, please reach out to our office.

Submit the FAFSA

Submit the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is now available

To complete the (FAFSA®), you will need:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns (including schedules), W-2s, and other records of money earned 
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • The same Federal Student Aid ID assigned to you when you filed the FAFSA for the first time.
  • WashU’s FAFSA school code 002520

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

Track your financial aid application

To renew financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year, log into our portal, Net Partner, with your WUSTL key.

Once our office receives this information, we will consider your family’s financial circumstances. Your financial assistance offer is based on the information you and your parents provide. Washington University uses this information to determine the amount your family can pay toward your educational expenses.

All financial assistance renewal materials must be submitted by March 31, 2024. We will email you during the week of May 27, 2024 (updated), when your renewal award is available. You will not receive a paper copy of your financial assistance offer via mail. Please make sure that your email information in WebSTAC is updated so we are able to contact you.

Please note that the early renewal option has been suspended for the 2024-2025 school year due to the delayed release of the FAFSA. We plan to reinstate the early renewal option for the 2025-2026 school year.

If you are not applying for university-funded assistance, only a FAFSA is required to be considered for federal and state financial aid. 

Special circumstances

We recognize that each student’s situation is unique and want to work with you to address any questions or updates about financial assistance. We are happy to consider special circumstances that may affect your ability to pay for college, whether there have been changes in your family’s financial circumstances or information that was not fully represented by your FAFSA and/or CSS Profile. You should also provide us with updated information on any special circumstances we might have taken into consideration in 2023-2024 in adjusting your eligibility for financial assistance. We will also consider requests to apply for financial assistance as an independent student. Full details about submitting special circumstances or dependency override requests can be found on our Common Questions page.

For current international students

Current international students who receive financial assistance will automatically have their award renewed based on the financial information provided at the time of application to the University. Renewal awards will be released in mid-May each year. Appeals for international students are considered on a very limited basis. Contact SFS at for questions regarding the renewal or appeal process.