An Important Message to Financial Aid Applicants
Posted on March 13, 2014
Applying for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year? Whether you are a freshman applicant, or an enrolled Wheaton student, here are some important facts you'll need to know.
1. Know your deadlines. Applying late will delay our ability to review your information and determine your financial aid eligibility.
2. Know your requirements. Students who wish to apply for all forms of need based financial aid (federal, state, and institutional aid) will have different requirements than students who wish to apply for federal and state aid only.
3. Know what tax documents are required. Wheaton requires a copy of parents' and student's 2013 federal income tax returns (all pages, schedules, and W-2 forms) sent directly to our office. Please note: Wheaton does not participate in the IDOC process available through the College Board's CSS Profile Application. Any tax documents sent to IDOC will not be received by Wheaton. Tax documents can be mailed, or faxed to (508) 286-3787. You can also email your tax documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (emailed tax documents must be sent in a PDF format only).
4. Know where you can find additional information. A detailed list of our deadlines and requirements are available on the web for Freshmen Applicants, and Current Wheaton Students. You can check your financial aid application status by logging in to your Inside Wheaton account. This is a great way to ensure that all financial aid documents have been received by our office.
5. Know who to call if you have questions. We're here to help with any questions you may have regarding the financial aid process. Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. Our direct phone number is (508) 286-8232. We can also be reached toll free at (800) 541-3639.