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Financial Aid FAQ

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Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. Department of Education uses a formula from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). All schools you list on the FAFSA will be sent your EFC. The EFC is the amount of money the Department of Education determines you can afford to pay for your student to go to college for one year.

Once the college has your EFC, then we can determine your federal eligibility.

Apply and be accepted for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan University. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Provide other supporting documentation as required.

If help is needed in completing the FAFSA, applicants should contact the Student Financial Services office.


Contact our office if the FAFSA does not reflect your current financial situation or if your financial situation changes during the academic year. Additional documentation may be required from you, and then we can review your FAFSA and see if we can make any adjustments to it which may allow for additional funding.