Step 1: Apply for admission online using the Common Application. Your application for admission will also serve as your application for scholarships.

Note to International Students: Warren Wilson College Scholarships and Aid are based upon the application for admission and the declaration of finances.  International students never complete the FAFSA since they are not eligible for U.S. Government (Federal) aid. International students are required to submit a completed College Board International Student Financial Aid Application for 2020-2021.  Please contact your international admission counselor to receive a copy of this form.

Step 2: If you will begin attendance in fall 2020 or spring 2021 please use your 2018 federal tax information to complete the 20/21 FAFSA.  After October 1, 2019, you may complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload all 2018 tax information from the IRS into the FAFSA. 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.  

Step 3: 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 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

Step 4: If you are selected for verification or there is incomplete information on your FAFSA, an estimated award will be created for you based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA.  This award will not be final until all requested documents are completed. Please be aware that your final award may be greater or less than your estimated award once all information is received.

Step 5: A final offer 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 for 2020-2021 will begin in February for new students entering in fall 2020.

Step 6: Once a financial aid offer is finalized, the student must make a decision to accept or decline each award including any loan offered.  This acceptance is completed on the Accept Awards tab of NetPartner.  In addition, a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling must be completed online at

Step 7: New students may contact their Admission Counselor by calling (800) 934-3536 or the Financial Aid Office by calling or texting  (828) 771-2082.  They may also contact via email at or