March 1, 2024: FAFSA Priority Deadline
Submit by March 1, 2024, for best award.
To optimize your eligibility for loans and grants, fill out the FAFSA at fafsa.gov by the March 1, 2024, priority deadline.
Note: After the priority deadline, you can still submit a FAFSA, although without priority status.
March 15, 2024: Official Award & Checklist
Look for this starting mid-March 2024.
Once you’ve been accepted and completed a FAFSA, you will see your award by mail and Western email. Included will be the Financial Aid Checklist containing important instructions: how to accept full or partial loan amounts, complete entrance counseling and loan agreements.
April 1, 2024: Apply for scholarship opportunities
Western’s Scholarship Application portal allows you to search for, apply to and manage your scholarship opportunities. This platform houses over 300+ departmental and privately funded scholarship opportunities available to both new and returning students. Through the scholarship portal, students may identify scholarship opportunities based on academic program, campus involvement, academic standing, specific keywords and more. Students may click below to begin learning about what scholarship opportunities are available to them.
You can apply for scholarships after being admitted to Western and creating your MyWestern account. Please note you do not need to commit to Western before applying for scholarships.
- You must create your MyWestern account and student email address before you can apply for institutional scholarships:
- You will need your six digit student ID. You can find your ID in your application portal, the acceptance letter you received in the mail, or you can contact Admissions at 970.943.2119 or email@example.com.
- Visit western.edu/activate. Use “stu######” (stu and your student ID) to create your account.
- Look for the email from firstname.lastname@example.org sent to the address you used for your admissions application with instructions on what to do next. Be sure to check your spam/promotions folder if you don’t receive this email in your inbox.
Access to apply for scholarships through the portal is open through April 1.
Please check individual scholarship opportunity start dates and deadlines as there are exceptions.
Note: For information about all Western scholarships, visit our Scholarships page.
May 1, 2024: Submit Tuition & Housing Deposits
Join the Mountaineer family.
Pay your tuition and housing deposits to lock in your place among Western’s Class of ’28. Class registration opens May 1, 2024. Tuition deposit must be submitted to take the registration survey, which is the key to building your first class schedule. Western’s housing survey becomes available in March; deposit by then to select a roommate.