Thank you for inquiring into the financial aid process here at Wayland Baptist University! In order to ensure a successful outcome, it's important to understand the process as well as the necessary documentation required to complete the process.
To qualify for financial aid, you must be a degree-seeking student at Wayland and enrolled at least part-time – six semester hours for undergraduates or three for graduate students.
Although it is not required, we encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov to make sure there is not any grant eligibility that may be otherwise overlooked.
The financial aid process can take 2 to 4 weeks depending on how quickly the student is admitted and required documentation is received. The process timeline begins when the Financial Aid Office in Plainview receives either the FAFSA or any other document for a given year.
If you feel there are special circumstances that need to be included in your financial aid information (i.e. divorce/separation, child care, lower income, etc.), please contact the Financial Aid Advisor at your campus. Your file may be reviewed for verification and validity of the special-circumstance request. Failure to include all necessary documents will delay the process or end in denial of the request.
Students are not eligible for aid disbursements until their academic file is complete and they have been fully admitted to Wayland. If you have questions regarding your file, please contact your academic advisor.
Forms that need to be submitted to financial aid may be turned in at any Wayland campus or mailed.
The following is a list of documentation that a student may need to submit. Make sure the document is legible, accurate and signed if required. Inaccurate or incomplete information may delay the application process. Only when the financial aid packet is complete will it be sent to Wayland's main campus for verification.