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How can I pay my Wright State bills?

Go to RaiderConnect and find out all your payment options, including paperless billing, online services and more.

What is WINGS Express?

WINGS Express is a self-service site that will help you with many university services like selecting and registering for classes, order a transcript, and get lots of financial aid help. To register and use WINGS Express you’ll need your University ID (UID) and PIN. You’ll need your CAMPUS username and password to set up your WINGS Express interface. If you have questions go here.

What’s the relationship between Wright State University and Wright-Patt Credit Union?

Wright-Patt Credit Union is the official financial institution for the Wright State University community. We collaborate on sites like this and many other things that help Wright State students, their staff, and their families get to, through and beyond college the smart way. WPCU and Wright State have partnered for more than 30 years!

My parents aren’t members of Wright-Patt Credit Union. Can I still join?

Yes, you can, and it’s easy! Stop in your WPCU Member Center located in the Student Union, (or any other WPCU location) and let them know you’re interested. See this page for eligibility requirements. When you join, your parents and other family members can join, too. Remind them that the more people join a credit union, everyone benefits! Check out Why WPCU for more information.

I am anxious about taking out a student loan. What if I can’t pay it back?

This is a common concern, and one that does need to be addressed. First, know that a person with a college degree is likely to make an average of $30,000 MORE than someone with just a high school diploma. So, when you graduate you’ll be on the path to a better income that should help you relax about payments. Wright State and WPCU both have sites you can check out that have information that will help you. Visit WPCU Student Choice, GradReady and RaiderConnect.

How can I find out about scholarships and/or grants I might be qualified for?

Start with our Paying for College section.

I have a scholarship, but it’s not going to cover all my expenses, what now?

Additional financial aid may be possible to cover the gap. Check out RaiderConnect to find out more. Also you can go to WPCU to find out about student loans, online or at a member center. There are also lots of great ideas on this site to help you save money now, and that will help you cover your other expenses while you’re in college. Visit our budgeting tips and resources pages for a good start.

Some people I know are already investing. Isn’t it too early to think about that?

Lots of college students start investing early, hoping and planning for a nice return later in life. There are many ways to start investing. Start at our Saving For Tomorrow page to learn more.

What’s the difference between a student loan and an education loan?

Education loans are usually those offered by the federal government – Federal Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Find out more about these here. The term “student loans” is usually referring to loans through a private lender like a bank or credit union. Each has its own terms, qualifications and repayment options.

What’s the difference between a credit union and a bank?

The main difference is that credit unions are a not-for-profit cooperative, owned and operated by members for the benefit of all who belong. Instead of giving profits to stockholders, they are returned back to members in the form of higher dividends, better rates and lower fees.

To learn more, watch this video explaining the cooperative model.

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