Federal Student Loan and V.A. Benefits
2012 -13 Federal Financial Aid Instructions
IWP offers students the opportunity to finance their education using the federal student loan programs. In order to apply for federal student loans, students should complete the following:
- A 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) found at http://fafsa.ed.gov, IWP's federal school code is G41144;
- IWP's Federal Student Loan Request Form, found here: Federal Student Loan Request Form - 2012-2013
- Additional documentation may be requested, including copies of your 2010 Federal Income Tax forms. You do not need to submit the additional documents unless they are requested by the Office of Financial Aid.
Newly admitted students who have submitted the above items and are accepted into a Master's or Certificate program for Summer 2012 or Fall 2012 can expect to receive a Financial Aid Award Letter shortly after receiving their notice of admission, generally within 2-3 weeks.
Returning students who have submitted the above items can expect to receive an award letter for the 2012-13 academic year by June 1.
In order to be considered for federal student loans, one must meet the following general guidelines:
- be a citizen, national, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen of the United States;
- plan to enroll at least half time (at least 5 credit hours) in a Master's or Certificate program. This applies to the summer term as well as the fall and spring terms;
- have a valid U.S. social security number;
- be in compliance with Selective Service registration, if male;
- cannot be in default on any educational loan and not owe a refund on a grant or a loan at any institution; and
- cannot have been convicted of certain drug offenses.
Federal Financial Aid for Summer 2012
Please click here for information regarding Summer Financial Aid: Summer 2012 Financial Aid Application Information
IWP Student Guide to Financial Aid: Student Financial Aid Guide 2011-12
Ms. LaNae Herrera, IWP's Director of Financial Aid, is available for consultations at 202-462-2101 x315 or or via email.