The WSSU experience and degree are affordable and within your reach. Did you know... A combination of scholarships and financial aid can greatly reduce your costs and set you up for success after graduation. Learn more on the Affordable WSSU page.
Whether you are a new or continuing student, you need a plan to pay for your education each academic year. Financial Aid may be an important part of paying for your education so it's important that you familiarize yourself with the Financial Aid process.
Here are answers to some Student Accounts frequently asked questions:
- When will I receive my bill? After you are advised and registered for classes.
Once you are advised and registered for classes, your student bill will be generated. Check your WSSU email for important information from your Academic Success Counselor (ASC). You must connect with your ASC to schedule your advising appointment and register for classes.
- How will I receive my bill? You will receive an email notification.
WSSU uses an electronic billing system. You will not receive a paper bill from WSSU. All billing is done through our e-billing system. Once your bill is generated, you will receive an email notification that your bill is available online via Student Banner.
- What Are My Payment Options? RamPay payment plan is open.
Your bill can be paid in many ways, including using financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, a payment plan, or a combination of all. WSSU offers all enrolled students and families the option of using RamPay, an interest free payment plan that is available for both fall and spring semesters. RamPay can be used to cover tuition, room and board, and other costs associated with enrollment. Learn more here.
- Can I waive any fees from my student bill?
YES - WSSU has selected Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to offer Student Blue. Student Blue gives you access to a large provider network, including coverage for most services at the student health center. All students, undergraduate (6 credit hours or more) and graduate (3 credit hours or more) are automatically billed for health insurance as part of tuition and fees. If you have private health insurance through another carrier, then you must provide our insurance company with proof of your coverage. Then, the health insurance fee will be waived/credited. ENROLL or WAIVE Student Blue Health Insurance
Here are answers to some Financi Aid frequently asked questions:
- I have requirements, what can I do?
Follow this link for WSSU Requirements
Follow this link for Inceptia Verification Gateway Requirements
- How can I access my financial aid award?
1. Go to Banner Rams portal
2. Enter your Banner ID & Pin # (The initial Pin # is the six digit birth date - i.e. 01/01/14)
3. Follow the “Financial Aid Tab,” then click “Award”
4. Click “Award by Aid Year ,” Tab
5. Click “Terms and Conditions” Tab…READ THE TERMS and click Accept located at the bottom of page.
6. Click on the “Accept Award Offer,” Tab
7. Choose “Accept” or Decline in the drop down box (s) for each award
8. Enter the total amount you wish to accept for each award; *Please Note: you must accept ALL subsidized loan amount before accepting unsubsidized amount.
9. Click “Submit Decision”
10. Complete Entrance Counseling AND your Master Promissory Note (MPN)
- How can I apply for a Parent Plus Loan?
Biological or Adopted Parent(s) can apply for a Parent Plus Loan on www.studentaid.gov using the parent’s FSA ID and password. Parent(s) that are denied and choose the credit option “Will not pursue a Plus Loan” the student will be able to receive an Additional Unsub Loan for the academic year. Please allow 10-15 business days for processing. Students - Please remember to go back to your award and accept the Additional Unsub Loan. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will not accept the loan on your behalf.
- How do I apply for an Alternative Loan?
Students will need to apply directly with the lender of their choice. Most students will require a credit worthy co-signer for the loan application. Interest rates for loans are determined by the lender and are based on the student and co-signers’ credit worthiness. The Office of Scholarships and Financial does not have knowledge of the interest that is charged for the private loan, please review the information prior to applying. Commonly used lenders are Sallie Mae, Discover Student Loans, College Foundation, and Navy Federal.
- I was approved for an Alternative Loan, but I do not see it on my award.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid requires that you complete our Alternative Loan Request Form. Please email or contact the office via phone, or in person to obtain the Alternative Loan Request Form.
- I was awarded an outside scholarship; how can I add that to my bill?
All scholarship award notifications can be received via email, fax, in-person, or mailed to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Once the office receives your award, it will be added to your Financial Aid award package. To view the award, please log into your Banner Rams Account and view the scholarship(s) under the “Resource” Tab. Student Accounts will use this as a form of pending payment until the university receives the actual funds. For more information regarding your bill, please contact Student’s Account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail all checks to:
- Does WSSU have any scholarships or any additional funding?
Unfortunately, all additional funding for the 23-24 academic year have been exhausted. Our institutional scholarships have closed for the current academic year. Please monitor your Rams email for scholarship opportunities for the next academic year. We do encourage all students to search for outside scholarship opportunities such as College Foundation, UNCF, Big Future scholarships, or Thurgood Marshall.
Scholarship & Financial Electronic Services Catalog
This electronic system is designed to assist both students and faculty in submitting important forms and requests. New electronic service groupings - Award Adjustments Request, Eligibility Determination, Scholarship Central, and Verification Central.