Types of Aid

Types of Aid

Washburn University's Financial Aid office administers many federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.


Washburn University has numerous scholarship opportunities available. Each year Washburn University awards millions of dollars in scholarships. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to qualify for Academic Scholarships and most Departmental Scholarships.


Grants are free federal or state funds that you typically do not have to repay. Grants are awarded to students with high financial need based on the FAFSA. 

Student and Parent Loans

Student loans are provided to assist with your educational expenses and require repayment six months after you have graduated or stopped attending. Your parent may also be eligible to borrow loans to help with your college costs - repayment options vary.  

Student Employment

Working at Washburn provides you with a flexible schedule, so you can put your classes first, helps you get connected on campus, and obtain valuable work experience. 


Waivers reduce the amount of tuition you must pay. Eligibility requirements for waivers are monitored by the Financial Aid Office.

Complete the FAFSA

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

Financial Aid Forecaster

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