How Need-Based Financial Aid is Calculated
When you apply for federal student aid, the information you report is used in a formula, established by the U.S. Congress, that calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), an amount you and your family are expected to contribute toward your education. If your EFC is below a certain amount, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. There isn't a maximum EFC that defines eligibility for the other financial aid programs.
Applying for Need-Based Financial Aid
Students applying for financial assistance based upon demonstrated need must:
1) Submit an Application for Admission. Though you must be an accepted student to receive a financial aid award, you may begin the financial aid process before an admission decision has been reached.
2) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available at your secondary school. Be sure to designate Wittenberg University, Title IV Code 003143, as a recipient of the analysis.
Since processing the forms takes approximately six weeks, they should be mailed as soon as possible after January 1. There is no fee associated with this application. Students are not required to submit the College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE.
This calculator is designed to give your family an estimate of how much financial assistance you may be eligible to receive. The calculation is based on the costs and actual awards made to students in the 2010-2011 academic year. All information submitted is confidential and will not be recorded or used by Wittenberg in any way.