Step 1

Complete the application for admission and be admitted to a graduate program.

Step 2

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 entering information from the 2018 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).  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.

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

Please contact the graduate admission counselor, Nathan Wyrick, at [email protected] for information regarding scholarships.

Please contact our Financial Aid Office ([email protected]) for the latest information or to ask any questions you may have.

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 [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 4

A final aid offer of all applicable funds (depending on your graduate program, this can include scholarships, grants, and student loans) will be made once your FAFSA and any other required documents have been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office.

Step 5

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