How to Accept Your Financial Aid Awards

If you have not accepted your loans for the 2014-2015 academic year, please do so NOW! This will ensure a timely disbursement of your loans. No matter when you accept your loans, it can take up to two–three weeks to process the federal loans.

Your bill from term I will be ready for you to review right around July 18. Fees for term I will be due August 15.

For more information, contact Michelle Feichtner, Financial Aid manager, at michelle.feichtner@wright.edu.

  1. Log in to WINGS Express following the steps outlined in the Access WINGS Express instructions.
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid link.
  3. Select the Financial Aid and Scholarships link.
  4. Select the Award Notice link.
    1. If you are accessing your Award Notice for the first time, you will be prompted to indicate whether or not you would allow (authorize) federal student aid to pay for various charges, such as miscellaneous fees you may be assessed or past-due charges on your account. Answer Yes or No to the authorizations, select the Submit Changes button, and then select the Continue to Award Notice link.
  5. Select the appropriate Aid Year from the drop-down list.
  6. Select the Award Overview tab to view your Award Notice and your financial aid awards.
  7. Read all of the messages that appear above your financial aid awards.
  8. If you have any financial aid awards in an offered status, select the Accept Award Offer tab.
  9. To accept your financial aid awards, choose one of the following options.
    1. To accept all of your financial aid awards as offered:
      • Select the Accept Full Amount All Awards button.
    2. To accept or decline each financial aid award separately:
      • Select Accept or Decline in the drop-down list in the Accept Award column for each financial aid award as offered.
      • Select the Submit Decision button.
    3. To accept a lower amount than the amount offered for a financial aid award:
      • Select Accept in the drop-down list in the Accept Award column.
      • Enter the lower amount you would like to accept in the Accept Partial Amount column.
      • Select the Submit Decision button.
  10. After you accept a student loan, you will be prompted to complete loan requirements. The loan requirements will appear below your financial aid awards on the Accept Award Offer tab. The loan requirements appear under the heading Unsatisfied Disbursement Requirements. Examples of loan requirements include entrance loan counseling and a master promissory note.
    1. If you accept a Federal Direct Stafford and/or Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete the Loan Period Selection requirement. Here you select the academic terms for which you would like to receive the loan funds you’ve just accepted. Remember, you must enroll at least half-time to receive Direct Loan funds.
      PLEASE NOTE: BSOM students do not have to complete the loan period selection. The requirement will be waived the next day.

View Financial Aid and Scholarship Requirements

  1. Log in to WINGS Express following the steps outlined in the Access WINGS Express instructions.
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid link.
  3. Select the Financial Aid and Scholarships link.
  4. Select the Eligibility Requirements link.
  5. Select the Student Requirements tab.
    1. If a requirement appears as a link, select the link to obtain more information. 

Set Up Direct Deposit

  1. Select the Student and Financial Aid link or tab from the WINGS Express main menu.
  2. Select the Student Fees link.
  3. Select the Student Account Options link.
  4. Select the Set Up Direct Deposit button.
  5. Click on the Set up Account link.
  6. Select an Account Type from the drop-down list.
  7. Enter the Routing Number.
  8. Enter the Account Number.
  9. Enter the Account Number again to confirm.
  10. Enter the Name on the account.
  11. Enter a Name for this saved payment method (ex. Betty’s Checking Account). You can name this account in the Save Payment Method As box
  12. Click on Continue.
  13. Check the I Agree box and click on Continue.

View Bills and Pay Student Fees

To View Bills:
  1. Select the Student and Financial Aid link or tab from the WINGS Express main menu.
  2. Select the Student Fees link.
  3. Select the Student Account Options link.
  4. Click the View Billing Statement button.
  5. If applicable, waive or accept the Student Health Insurance and/or Student Legal Fees on the Optional Services page.
  6. Select the Click Here button to view and pay bills.
  7. To view billing statement under Most Recent Billing Statement select View.
To make a payment:
  1. Select the Student and Financial Aid link or tab from the WINGS Express main menu.
  2. Select the Student Fees link.
  3. Select the Student Account Options link.
  4. select Make a Payment button
  5. Review the Account Payment screen to ensure amount to be paid and the payment date is correct. Click inside the box if you want to change the amount or the date of payment. Click Continue.
  6. Select a Payment Method then click on Select.
  7. If paying by Bank Account (Checking / Savings), select the Account Type.
  8. Enter the Routing Number for the account.
  9. Enter the Account Number then enter the Account Number again to confirm.
  10. Enter the Name on the Account.
  11. If you wish, place a check mark in the Save the Payment Method for future use check box. Enter a name to save the method (ex. Betty’s checking account).
  12. Click Continue.
  13. Check the I Agree button and then click on Submit Payment. A receipt will be sent to your e-mail account to confirm payment.