Winthrop University: Financial Aid Fall 2022 Updates
Contact Information
Office of Financial Aid
Sykes House
638 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2189
803/323-2557 (fax)
FinAid@winthrop.edu

Financial Aid Fall 2022 Updates

Updated October 17, 2022


Find answers to frequently asked financial aid questions:

    Financial aid begins disbursing on August 16, 2022 for students who have completed all of their outstanding items. It is not too late to file a 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.

    Winthrop does not have any additional information at this time other than what has been posted by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) which can be found here. ED has posted a beta version of the application which can be found here. It is our understanding that applicants who submit an application during beta testing will not need to submit one later this month. We encourage loan borrowers to sign up for notifications from the ED subscription page (choose Federal Student Loan Borrower Updates as the option when signing up). Borrowers can check their aid history online to determine if they ever received a Pell grant by logging in to their account at studentaid.gov.

    Winthrop is still waiting for guidance on how to implement “Fresh Start” for defaulted loan borrowers so they become eligible for Title IV aid again. We were not given advance notice of the public announcement. We hope to be able to implement this by mid-fall. Students who need to know about this information immediately to make fall class decisions are encouraged to wait and attend in the spring.

    Make sure you have checked Wingspan for any outstanding items for 2022-2023 award years and submit them to the Office of Financial Aid (Wingspan, Financial Aid, Eligibility, choose appropriate award year).

    Call us at 803/323-2189 Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., or e-mail us at finaid@winthrop.edu with any questions. You can also schedule a Zoom appointment. The Office is also open Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (subject to change due to staffing availability). Paperwork can be submitted securely through Wingspan (Financial Aid, Document Upload), dropped by the Office of Financial Aid (we have a locked drop box if not open), or sent by fax to 803/323-2557. You can also mail your documents.

    Paperwork can be submitted securely through Wingspan (Financial Aid, Document Upload), dropped by the Office of Financial Aid, or sent by fax to 803/323-2557. You can also mail your documents. If you choose to scan and e-mail to finaid@winthrop.edu, instead of document upload, we suggest you black out any private information like Social Security Numbers, because e-mail is not considered secure.

    Learn more about other funding options such as Parent PLUS Loan and Private Loan.

    The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available starting October 1, 2022 at fafsa.gov. Make sure to submit your FAFSA as early as possible as some aid is awarded first-come, first-serve due to limited funding. Financial Aid offers for incoming freshmen and transfers begin in mid-December. Students admitted after this date are packaged on an ongoing basis (allow 1-2 weeks after you are admitted to receive your aid offer). You will receive an email when the offer is available to view. Financial Aid offers for returning students and all graduate students for fall 2023 will be made by late June 2023. You will receive an email when the offer is available to view.

    Winthrop University has an emergency fund for students experiencing sudden financial hardship. Access the application.

Last Updated: 11/22/22