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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA Overview

Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education. 

FAFSA Overview

FASFA Information

Wentworth students interested in applying for federal grants, work-study, and loans, will need to complete a FAFSA form.

The 2021 - 2022 FAFSA is available as of October 1st, 2020 and will require all students and families to use their 2019 tax information. The 2021 - 2022 FAFSA is used for the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 semesters.

Please note that the 2020 - 2021 FAFSA requires all students and families to use 2018 tax information.

Freshmen & Transfer Students

Submit your FAFSA early at the FAFSA website and submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure timely processing. The FAFSA requires up to 6 weeks to process.

  • Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Required:
    • FAFSA for 2020 - 2021, listing Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 – School Code #002225

    • Admission offer from Wentworth Institute of Technology

Questions? Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). You may also stop by the Student Service Center for assistance or call (617) 989-4020. 

Returning & Graduate Students

  • Priority Deadline: May 1
  • Required
    • FAFSA for 2020 - 2021, listing Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 – School Code #002225

FAFSA Filing Options

Online FAFSA (Recommended)

File your FAFSA online. This is the fastest way to apply. Your answers are automatically edited resulting in fewer mistakes, and only questions that apply to you will be asked.

Paper FAFSA

You can fill out and mail a paper FAFSA, although it will take longer to be processed. These can be downloaded or requested on the FAFSA Filing Options website. Please follow all instructions carefully, as the paper FAFSA is more prone to error. Mistakes and missing information will result in processing delays.

You are strongly encouraged to use the FAFSA IRS data retrieval process, a faster way to provide tax information. Applicants should complete their FAFSA no later than May 1, 2020.

You will be unable to use this option if:

  • Your marital status changed after December 31, 2018.
  • You filed "married filing separately".
  • You filed an amended return.
  • You filed a foreign tax return.
  • You filed a tax return using a Tax ID Number (TIN).
  • Your home address on the FAFSA does not match the address on the tax return.

Students and parents who do not or cannot use the IRS data retrieval process when filing a FAFSA, will be required to provide a 2018 IRS tax transcript.

Order a Tax Return Transcript online When asked the type of transcript you want be sure to select "RETURN TRANSCRIPT".

Note: Tax transcripts should not be sent to Wentworth Institute of Technology. Please have this form sent to you directly and then forward to Wentworth with the student name and ID number written across the top of the page.

FAFSA Help

Use the Guide to Completing the FAFSA for help answering specific questions.

If you have technical problems with the online FAFSA, please call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

FSA ID for PIN Replacement

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, a new login process for federal websites, including the FAFSA, the National Student Loan Data System, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website was implemented. The new FSA ID will be a user-selected username and password. It will replace the current four-digit FSA PIN. Visit the federal student aid website for an instructional video on how to establish your FSA ID.

Important Information After You File

Check the status of your FAFSA:

  • online, 1 week after submission if you used your FSA User ID to sign your FAFSA
  • online, 2-3 weeks after submission if you printed and mailed a signature page
  • when you receive a paper Student Aid Report in the mail, if you mailed a paper FAFSA

The Student Aid Report (SAR) that you view online or receive in the mail contains information reported on your FAFSA. By including the Wentworth school code (002225), this information is automatically sent to us. Review your SAR carefully and make any necessary corrections or updates ASAP. Errors or missing information will delay your aid package.