New and Current Students

How to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid 

Current students are invited to submit their financial information as soon as possible beginning with the release of the annual FAFSA form on October 1. The deadline to apply for need-based aid is April 1st for all newly accepted students and May 1st for all continuing students. Completed applications will be awarded based on academic year start dates, traditionally incoming, third and fourth year students are awarded first with second year students being awarded over the summer months.

Step 1: Go online to fafsa.ed.gov and complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Washington University has 2 branch locations. You MUST SELECT the  School of Medicine – G24620. If you are completing a renewal FAFSA you may request your PIN at PIN.ed.gov. In order to expedite the processing time of your file, please select the IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL on your FAFSA form.

If you are applying for University need-based aid, you must include parental information on the FAFSA. ** It’s important to use actual amounts, not estimates, when entering your information.

Step 2: Complete and submit the Washington University School of Medicine Online Student and Parent Supplemental Form (AMCAS ID required).  Need-based applicants are required to complete both the student/applicant and parental section.

Step 3: Submit the 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript for the student. This is to be completed ONLY if the student was required to file taxes.  Prior year tax forms are now accepted, submit 2015 returns.

STEP 4: Submit a COMPLETE copy of your parents’ filed 2015 Federal 1040, 1040a or 1040ez  including ALL Schedules (i.e. schedule A,B,C,E,D etc.) and W-2 wage statements. If applicable, include all 2015 business taxes  including all schedules (i.e. 1120 S, k-1, etc.).

Step 5: Continue to monitor the ‘Documents’ tab in NetPartner as this will be updated throughout the application process with any new forms that may be required.

**Students with divorced parents will be required to supply information for both biological parents.  The custodial parent’s information should be used on the on-line FAFSA and the non-custodial parent information should be supplied by printing and completing a paper FAFSA.  This and other documents required can be found on the student portal,  Net Partner under the “My Documents” tab.

Items are marked in daily, however during peak times may take a 3-7 business days to add and update online. Please note any status such as incomplete or not received and follow-up with the office if needed.

How to Apply for Non Need-Based Financial Aid (Loans only)

Students electing to apply for aid without parental information will be eligible for Federal loans provided they are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and complete the following Steps.

Step 1: Go online to fafsa.ed.gov and complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Washington University has 2 branch locations. You MUST SELECT the  School of Medicine – G24620. If you are completing a renewal FAFSA, you may request your PIN at PIN.ed.gov. In order to expedite the processing time of your file, please select the IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL on your FAFSA form.

Step 2: If the IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL is not completed during your FAFSA application and you were required to file taxes for 2015, you will be required to submit an official copy of the student’s IRS Tax Return Transcript.

Step 3: Make sure that your application is complete by viewing your Net Partner student portal under the “Documents” tab.  

Step 4: Continue to monitor the ‘Documents’ tab in Netpartner as this will be updated throughout the application process with any new forms that may be required.

Items are marked in daily, however during peak times may take a 3-7 business days to add and update online. Please note any status such as incomplete or not received and follow-up with the office if needed.