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Financial Aid

Invest in your best self

With the help of financial aid, an affordable education is possible. Washburn University disburses over $53 million in federal, state, institutional, and outside resources every year. Start the process of applying for aid today to begin investing in your future.

Our Mission

The Washburn University Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting a diverse group of students and families by minimizing barriers to financially support their educational goals. We strive to provide a fair and confidential environment, quality customer service, and a comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process. In an effort to foster ongoing student success, the Financial Aid Office promotes money management education, scholarship opportunities, as well as valuable work experience through student employment.

Accessing Your Award Using MyWashburn 

If an award has been processed you may view it online  

  • Select the Financial Services tab
  • Select the Financial Aid Awards link available in the left column
  • Select Aid Year and click Submit
  • Select the “Terms and Conditions” tab - All students must read and accept the terms and conditions before accepting your financial aid. 
  • Select the “Accept Award Offer” tab to accept/decline awards.

What are the interest rates for federal student loans?

The interest rate varies depending on the loan type and (for most types of federal student loans) the first disbursement date of the loan.

Interest Rates for Direct Loans

Loan Type

Borrower Type

Loans first disbursed on or after 7/1/18 and before 7/1/19

Direct Subsidized Loans



Direct Unsubsidized Loans



Direct Unsubsidized Loans

Graduate or Professional


Direct PLUS Loans

Parents and Graduate or Professional Students


All interest rates shown in the chart above are fixed rates for the life of the loan.

Note: The interest rates for federal student loans are determined by federal law. If there are future changes to federal law that affect federal student loan interest rates, we will update this page to reflect those changes.

Financial Aid Survey  

Please take some time to answer a few short questions about the Financial Aid website, MyWashburn self-service, and the department itself. Your questions will help us to better serve you in the future. 

Complete the FAFSA

When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please add Washburn University’s federal school code of 001949.

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Financial Aid Forecaster

Understand your options for paying for college. Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.