Financial Aid Forms

Completing Your Financial Aid Application

Below you'll find the most common forms in use by the Office of University Financial Aid. Some of these are required by the office as part of a student's initial application for financial aid. Others are requested by the office on a case-by-case basis as documentation of special circumstances.

All information provided to the Office of University Financial Aid by the student, or by the student's parents or spouse, is completely confidential.

Although there are a large number of forms listed below, only a small number will apply to a given student. Please do not submit all these forms. As a general rule, if you don't know what the form is, or you're not certain it applies to you, please do not submit it.

These forms pertain to the 2019-2020 academic year only. If you have any questions regarding the type of forms you should fill out or need forms for the 2018-2019 academic year, please do not hesitate to contact us.


CWRU Financial Aid Form

The CWRU Financial Aid form is required for all enrolling students. The form is available online through the My Financial Aid portal. In order to complete the form, log in using your CWRU Network ID.

Dislocated Worker Verification

Please only submit this form if it is listed as a required document on your My Financial Aid portal. This form verifies a parent’s status as a dislocated worker according to federal guidelines.

Parent Asset Verification

Please only submit this form if it is listed as a required document on your My Financial Aid portal.

Proof of High School Completion

Please only submit this form if it is listed as a required document on your My Financial Aid portal. This form is requested when a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is selected for a process called Verification that requires CWRU to collect documents to verify specific information from the FAFSA.

Request for Refund Advance

Complete this form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office if you are requesting an advance on your financial aid refund. This form is valid only for students enrolling or enrolled in the following schools: Undergraduate Colleges, School of Graduate Studies, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Weatherhead School of Management and the Mandel School of Applied Social Science.

Student Asset Verification 

Please only submit this form if it is listed as a required document on your My Financial Aid portal.

Verification Form – Dependent Students

Please only submit this form if it is listed as a required document on your My Financial Aid portal. The Department of Education randomly selects a portion of FAFSA applicants for a process called verification. Students requiring this form should review the information (along with their parent(s)), and then complete and return it, as indicated on page 1. As part of the verification process, some students and their parent(s) are required to submit copies of their 2017 IRS tax transcript and W-2 forms as supporting documentation. Instructions on how to obtain the tax transcript is included in the form.