Financial Aid Office Spotlight

Greetings from the Office of Financial Aid!

FAFSA Renewal: Now is the time to file the FAFSA for your students who are returning to Whitworth after this academic year.  The priority deadline for these students is May 1st which should give you enough time to complete your taxes first. We highly recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to load your tax information directly into the FAFSA form.  Please keep in mind this option is available approximately 2 weeks after you filed electronically, or up to 12 weeks if you filed by paper. Speaking of taxes…

Tax Benefits of Higher Education: Luckily, there are many tax benefits for higher education.  For information regarding how tax credits, deductions and savings plans can help with the expenses for higher education, please visit the IRS website. We have also provided this link along with other helpful information on Whitworth’s Financial Aid webpage.

Returning Student Financial Aid Awards: Our office is currently working on sending out new freshman financial aid awards and will begin sending out the returning student awards during the end of April/beginning of May.  Please remind your students to check their Whitworth email for our notification that their award is ready to be viewed on their WhitNet account.  They should also be checking Pirate Port frequently for important announcements from our office as well as from other departments.

Thank you for supporting your student – we know they appreciate YOU!

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