How To Apply
How do I apply for financial aid?
The first step is complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA worksheet prior to submitting the application online. FAFSA worksheets may be obtained at high school guidance centers or the WCC Financial Aid Office. Processing time for applications submitted online can be as little as 3-5 days. Mail-in applications are available for download at the Federal Student Aid Gateway or by contacting the Central Processing System at 1-800-433-3243. Please note that the processing time for mail-in applications is 4-6 weeks.
The FAFSA may be completed as early as October 1 of each year. Early filing helps ensure that you will get all of the aid you are eligible for.
Renewing your application
You must reapply for financial aid each school year. If you provided the Department of Education with an e-mail address, a reminder will be sent to you. As with your initial application, any renewals should be submitted as soon after October 1 of each year as possible.
Financial Aid Packages
When you apply for aid by completing the FAFSA, you are considered for all aid programs administered by the Financial Aid Office. One or more types of aid may be awarded in combination to make up a student’s financial aid packages.