Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Please note that the 2017-2018 FAFSA requires all students and families to use 2015 tax information.
Freshmen and Transfer Students
Submit your FAFSA early at www.fafsa.gov 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
- FAFSA for 2016-2017, 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) or watch the YouTube video. You may also stop by the Student Service Center for assistance or call 617-989-4020.
Returning and Masters of Architecture Students
Priority Deadline: May 1
- FAFSA for 2017-2018, listing Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 – School Code #002225
FAFSA Filing Options
Online FAFSA (Recommended)
File online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. 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.
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.
NEW! You are strongly encouraged to use the FAFSA IRS data retrieval process, a faster way to provide tax information. Applicants should complete their FAFSA two weeks after filing federal tax returns (both parent and student), however no later than May 1, 2016. If you have already filed your FAFSA, please update your Student Aid Report (SAR) once you and your parent’s tax returns have been filed.
You will be unable to use this option if:
Your marital status changed after December 31, 2015.
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 2015 IRS tax transcript.
To order a Tax Return Transcript go to https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/irfof-tra/start.do. 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.
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. See this website for an instructional video on how to restablish 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 all of the 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.
If you do not receive the SAR within the above mentioned time frame, please access the FAFSA website and select "Check My Submitted FAFSA." You may also call the FAFSA Processor at 1-800-433-3243 for assistance.
If you are selected for verification after completing the FAFSA, visit our Financial Aid Verification page.