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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Wyoming offers a broad range of financial assistance to qualified students. Federal and state financial aid is awarded in accordance with demonstrated need for assistance, as determined by use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and various rules associated with each program. In addition, UW Commitments are awarded at the time of acceptance based on the student's academic credentials (unweighted high school GPA and test scores).

These Commitments are funded through the generosity of Foundation donors and students are required to complete a general application in WyoScholarships as part of receiving this offer. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA early, providing the best opportunity for an optimal financial package.

Financial aid is renewable each year, upon reapplication, if a student is in good academic standing. Possible changes in the amount of aid for each succeeding year may occur because of changes in funding levels and applicants' financial data.

Cost of Attendance Estimates

The University of Wyoming offers a valuable education at an affordable cost.

Education is an important investment with lifelong dividends. UW consistently ranks among the best values in the country with low tuition rates for both resident and non-resident students, and our amazing undergraduate scholarship programs.

For detailed cost of attendance estimates, click here.
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The Application that All US Citizens Should Complete

Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the Department of Education at This information will assists all the colleges in determining a student's eligibility for federal, state and, in some instances, institutional aid. The results of the FAFSA allow colleges to award financial aid up to a student's cost of attendance (COA) less the expected family contribution (EFC).

Financial Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applying early assists in providing the best opportunity for a robust student financial aid package. The FAFSA opens October 1st, for the following fall term, and must be renewed annually for consideration of student financial aid packages. 


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Completing the FAFSA is easy.

Students should first apply for a FSA ID. A FSA ID allows for electronically signing the FAFSA. If a student is a dependent, their parent or guardian should also apply for a FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA.

Complete or renew the FAFSA at The University of Wyoming's Federal School Code (for the FAFSA) is 003932.

FAFSA applicants will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) Information Acknowledgement in the mail about 2 weeks after submitting the FAFSA online. By providing an e-mail address, applicants will receive an e-mail with a link to the SAR in no more than 5 days. Review the SAR to make sure the information is correct. Corrections can be made online at Please feel free to contact the UW Scholarships & Financial Aid office for concerns or problems with the electronic filing of the FAFSA.

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students must be accepted to the University of Wyoming before financial aid eligibility can be determined.

Financial aid awards are based on full time attendance, which is defined as 12 hours for undergraduate and Pharmacy students, and 9 hours for graduate and Law students.

For more information, visit the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
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