Wayne State University

Aim Higher


Applying for Aid


File the FAFSA

WSU's federal school codes

General: 002329
School of Medicine: E00570
Law School: E00435 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for financial aid, including grants, loans and work-study.

  • 2014-15 FAFSA - for Fall 2014, Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2015
    • File early for maximum aid consideration


Step 1: File your tax returns early

  • Income and tax information is required on the FAFSA.

  • You may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax information to your FAFSA. It's easy, fast and the most accurate way to file the FAFSA.

    • On the FAFSA, in the Financial Information section, click “Link to IRS.’” On the IRS website, fill out the form and click on “Transfer my tax information into the FAFSA.

Step 2: Obtain a PIN

  • To electronically sign your FAFSA, obtain a PIN online at www.pin.ed.gov.

Step 3: File a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov

  • The FAFSA is available January 1 for the upcoming academic year. File online at www.fafsa.gov. Complete the FAFSA early to receive maximum consideration for all available aid.

Step 4: Follow up

  • We will use the data on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid.

  • Check Pipeline to review your aid status for any required documents.

  • Complete your requirements early and be ready for fall.

Avoid delays

Use IRS Data Retrieval - Beginning February 1, you will be able to transfer IRS tax return data directly from the IRS website into the fields on the FAFSA.

Submit your FAFSA and all documents early for maximum aid eligibility.

FAFSA Help  

Help with the FAFSA is available by phone, web chat or email from the Federal Student Aid Information Center: 800-4-FED-AID [800-433-3243]