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6 Steps to Completing Your Financial Aid

  1. Before completing financial aid information, you must be accepted to Baldwin Wallace University. Contact BW’s Admission Office for additional information.
  2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include BW as one of your school selections.
  3. BW will send you a financial aid offer letter and packet of information. An online version is available as well within the MyRecords portal on my.bw.edu.
  4. Review your offer letter for accuracy, review your proposed living arrangements, your estimated aid eligibility, and your remaining family responsibility. If your family has experienced a financial hardship that is not reflected in the information reported on the FAFSA, you may complete the special circumstance review request on our website.
  5. Submit requested documentation. You will be notified via postal mail, BW email and the MyRecords portal of required documentation needed to provide you with your aid.
  6. Complete necessary next steps for your family’s remaining financial responsibility:
    1. Sign student direct loans.
    2. Sign up for a BW payment plan.
    3. Decide if a Parent PLUS loan or private education loan are right for your family.
    4. Learn more about education loans on our loan information page.
    5. Determine if working on campus is right for you and find out more about Federal Work-Study.

If you are interested in scholarship resources outside of BW learn more on our outside scholarship overview.

Federal ID Code

BW's Federal ID Code: 003014


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