Step 1

Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload all tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA or manually enter information from your 2017 federal income tax return.  Your financial aid awards cannot be finalized until you complete your FAFSA with accurate federal tax information either by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or entering the information manually.

The FAFSA should be submitted to the federal processor no later than March 1 (for the July semester) or September 1 (for the January semester), from a completed 2018 Federal Tax Return. FAFSA results processed by the WWC Financial Aid Office after April 15 or October 15 will not be considered for a MFA need-based grant. You will only fill out one FAFSA per academic year. For example: for the academic year of 2020-2021, you will fill out a FAFSA once by the March 1st deadline for the fall and spring term.

MFA for Writers Terms & Deadlines

In regards to federal aid eligibility as determined by information provided on the FAFSA, there are two terms per academic year for the MFA Program for Writers. 

Fall term is the period of July 1 – December 31; named July semester to the MFA Program

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

Spring term is the period of January 1 – June 30; named January semester to the MFA Program

Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

MA in Critical Craft Studies Terms & Deadlines

We are still finalizing the details of the new MA program's terms and deadlines.  Please contact our Financial Aid Office ([email protected]) for the latest information or to ask any questions you may have.

Step 2

For the 2020-2021 year, students who are selected for a process for verification will be asked to follow up with KHEAA Verify at 

The Department of Education has selected your FAFSA for a process called verification. This process must be completed in order for Warren Wilson College (WWC) Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for federal student aid for the award year 2020-2021. The purpose of the verification process is to validate the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA.  WWC partners with Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help you complete the verification process.

KHEAA will send an e-mail to the e-mail address the student and the parent listed on their FAFSA. You should watch for emails from [email protected] with instructions on what the student and parent need to do to create a MyKHEAA account (both student and parent must have separate log on information).

If the parent or student has questions, please call KHEAA’s verification services at 855-272-8771 or email your questions to [email protected].

Step 3

A final offer of all applicable funds (depending on your graduate program, this can include scholarships, grants, and student loans) will be made once the FAFSA and any other requested documents have been finalized, received, and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. This will be available for you to view on Net Partner. Please check your email regularly for updates and requests for information.

Step 4

Once an offer is finalized, the student must make a decision to accept or decline any aid offered.  Accept the federal loan on the Financial Aid Offer tab of Net Partner. A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling must be completed online at

If you are a new student loan borrower for 2020-2021 (meaning you have never borrowed student loans at Warren Wilson College before) you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling online at

Students may contact the Financial Aid Office by calling 828.771.2082 or by our email address: [email protected] with any questions or concerns.