New FSA ID replaces PIN
On May 10, 2015, the Department of Education officially replaced the PIN requirement with a new FSA ID username and password. In order to log in to the FAFSA or studentloans.gov, one parent and the student must first create an FSA ID. Instructions may be found here: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.
Early Decision Applicants
Early Decision is Wofford’s binding application, regardless of financial aid, the student is committing to attend Wofford in the fall. For those who are interested to see what kind of aid the student might receive so that they can begin to explore payment options, the Early Decision Estimator will be made available in November with an estimated award letter sent mid-December. Financing options may be found at www.wofford.edu/financialaid and payment options may be found at www.wofford.edu/billing.
FAFSA Encouraged for all students
We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine any need based aid opportunities offered by South Carolina (for SC residents) or Wofford College. The FAFSA is made available after January 1st of the student’s senior year. Wofford’s priority deadline for new students is March 1st. Wofford does not require the CSS Profile.
Other Important Links
Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
SC Commission on Higher Education: http://www.che.sc.gov/
SC Tuition Grants Commission: https://sctuitiongrants.org/#top-tmp
Important Information When Using a “Scholarship Search”
Using an online “SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH” maybe helpful in identifying potential scholarship opportunities. If you choose to utilize any scholarship search or service, online or otherwise, we recommend that you check to be sure it is a safe, trusted & legitimate search or website and that you are not charged a fee for the services. Also check to be sure that students' names & other personal information are not collected for resale to third parties.
Know your Institutional Aid
The Scholarships/Grants offered at Wofford remain the same during the student’s 4-year academic career, pending successful completion at the end of each academic year. All of our scholarships and grants have GPA and hour requirements for renewal. Those requirements may be found on page 9 in our Financial Aid Handbook. All students are encouraged to read through our Financial Aid Handbook to learn more about the terms and conditions of their aid.