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 prepare to renew your financial aid 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 aid is based on your family’s financial circumstances and will be re-evaluated each year.

Submit your FAFSA® (required)

You have two options for renewing your need-based financial aid for 2023-2024 school year:

Early Renewal Options: If you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by December 31, 2022, we will send your renewal award on January 31, 2023.

Standard Renewal Option: If you submit your aid application by March 31, 2023, we will send your renewal award during the week of May 16, 2023.

In order to renew your financial aid award:

  1. Submit the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your 2021 tax return information. The 2023-2024 FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2022.
  2. Provide SFS with updated information on any special circumstances we might have taken into consideration in 2023-2024 in adjusting your eligibility for financial aid, if these circumstances still exist, or let us know about new ones, using our Financial Aid Special Circumstances Form.

We will notify you by email once your award has been renewed. You will not receive a paper copy of your financial aid award via mail. Please make sure that your email information in WebSTAC is updated, so we may contact you when your award is 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 code: 002520

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

Submit the CSS Profile (required)

Beginning with the Class of 2026 (the first-year class entering in fall 2022), Washington University will require that both the CSS Profile and FAFSA be completed for need-based financial assistance renewals.

CSS Profile Fee Waiver

You are eligible to submit the CSS Profile for free if you are a domestic 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.

WashU’s CSS Profile Code: 6929

Track your financial aid application

To renew financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic year, log into our portal, Net Partner, with your WUSTL key.

Submit your FAFSA® (required)

You have two options for renewing your need-based financial aid for 2023-2024 school year:

Early Renewal Options: If you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by December 31, 2022, we will send your renewal award on January 31, 2023.

Standard Renewal Option: If you submit your aid application by March 31, 2023, we will send your renewal award during the week of May 16, 2023.

In order to renew your financial aid award:

  1. Submit the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your 2021 tax return information. The 2023-2024 FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2022.
  2. Provide SFS with updated information on any special circumstances we might have taken into consideration in 2023-2024 in adjusting your eligibility for financial aid, if these circumstances still exist, or let us know about new ones, using our 2023-2024 Financial Aid Special Circumstances Form.

We will notify you by email once your award has been renewed. You will not receive a paper copy of your financial aid award via mail. Please make sure that your email information in WebSTAC is updated, so we may contact you when your award is 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 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 2023-2024 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 aid award 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.

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 family’s financial circumstances are unique. We recognize that errors could have been made on your application or your family’s circumstances may have changed. We are happy to consider any changes in your family’s situation.  If there’s information affecting your ability to pay for college, please include your special circumstances on your FAFSA, CSS Profile, or submit our Financial Aid Special Circumstances Form (PDF) to financial@wustl.edu.

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. Current international students wishing to appeal their award will be required to submit a CSS Profile and communicate with Student Financial Services (SFS) regarding the reasons for appeal. Contact SFS at financial@wustl.edu for questions regarding the renewal or appeal process.