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Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Nebraska Wesleyan University
Financial Aid Office, Smith-Curtis 207
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln NE 68504
(402) 465-2167 Fax (402) 465-2194
financialaid [at] (financialaid[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)


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Scholarships and Financial Aid

All admitted undergraduate students qualify for a scholarship.

2024-25 FAFSA application available

Full-time NWU undergraduate students receive an average of $25,000 a year in renewable scholarships and grants. Our admission and financial aid counselors are ready to meet with you to customize your scholarship award. Regardless of your income, we encourage all students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

NWU's FAFSA code is 002555.

Why file a FAFSA?

When you file the FAFSA, we use that information to customize your award. Nebraska Wesleyan’s financial aid packages include:

  • NWU, state and federal grants—money you don’t need to repay
  • FREE TUITION for all Pell-eligible students
  • Community-based scholarships
  • Student loans and federal work-study awards

Regardless of whether you qualify for federal grants, you may be eligible for additional aid from NWU.

How to prepare for the 2024-25 FAFSA

Before completing your FAFSA application, first get your FSA ID. Here's what you need to know about the FSA ID:

  • The FSA ID is an account username and password combination that allows students and parents to log in to
  • You and each "contributor" will need to have separate FSA IDs. Get yours at least 3-5 days before completing the FAFSA application. A contributor refers to anyone who is asked to provide information on the FAFSA, such as a parent or spouse.
  • The FSA ID will serve as your signature on the FAFSA application.


Get your FSA ID

This video from Federal Student Aid walks you through each step of the FSA ID process.

For additional help to file a FAFSA, see the Federal Student Aid website.