Step 1: Beginning October 1st of each year, you may complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The suggested method is to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA to upload all 2020 federal tax information directly from the IRS website.  Your financial aid cannot be finalized until you complete your FAFSA with accurate federal tax information.

Step 2:  Once your FAFSA is processed, you will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report).  This is a summary of the information you entered into the federal system.  It will be sent to the email you list on your FAFSA.  Please read over your SAR to make sure all your information is correct.  If not, please log back into your FAFSA and make the necessary changes.  Please note, if you used the DRT you cannot change any of that data or your FAFSA will be selected for verification due to conflicting information.  The FAFSA you file is based on the information as of the day you file, so please make sure all data is accurate so that we may process your aid as soon as possible. 

Step 3: For the 2022-2023 year, students who are selected for a process for verification will be asked to follow up with KHEAA Verify at 

The Department of Education selects students for the 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, NC state aid, and WWC need-based aid for the award year 2022-2023. 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 email to the email address of 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 offering of scholarships, grants, work, and student loans will be made once the FAFSA and any other requested documents have been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. Financial Aid packaging for returning students to attend the 2022-2023 academic year will begin in April.

Reminder, Financial Aid will check your official SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) status at the end of each semester.  This may result in a revision of your financial aid. 

Step 4: Once an offer is finalized, the student must make a decision to accept or decline all aid listed in Net Partner. The acceptance of aid is done on the Financial Aid Offer section of Net Partner.

If you borrowed student loans at Warren Wilson College last academic year you do not need to complete a new MPN or entrance counseling, but you are required to do the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment.

If you are a new student loan borrower for 2022-2023 (meaning you have never borrowed student loans at Warren Wilson College before), you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN), Entrance Counseling, and the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment online at in addition to accepting aid on Net Partner.

Step 5: Students may contact the Financial Aid Office anytime by calling or texting 828-771-2082. Email address: [email protected]