May 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Paying for College


Financial Aid

Director Kella Helyer
wou.edu/finaid/
503-838-8475
Toll free: 877-877-1593

WOU provides a strong financial aid and scholarship program that annually administers more than $54 million for eligible students. Financial aid is based on the philosophy that the responsibility for financing a student’s education rests primarily with the student and student’s family.

For detailed information about the financial aid application process and aid programs, visit our website at www.wou.edu/finaid/.

Applying for Aid

To be considered for federal and state financial aid at WOU, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSAs annually as soon after October 1 as possible as some funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The FAFSA is completed online at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

Financial Aid Programs

WOU participates in numerous federal, state and institutional programs including:

  • Federal Work-Study
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships