Completing Your FAFSA

You must renew your FAFSA each year in order to be considered for need-based aid.  You can complete your renewal FAFSA at The renewal FAFSA may be filed any time after October 1st and must be completed using your and your parents completed federal income tax return information from the prior prior year.  We recommend utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the FAFSA to upload your tax and income information directly from the IRS website.

Continuing student awards will be completed in the order in which the FAFSA and any requested documents are received.  You are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA by mid-February and to submit any required documentation to the Financial Aid Office prior to April 1st.

Please Note: A financial aid package will not be processed and aid will not be credited to the student’s account until all verification materials have been received.  Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan(s) will not be credited until you have accepted the loans on Net Partner, completed Entrance Counseling, completed an MPN, and the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment.  If you have borrowed before at WWC, you may not have to complete Entrance Counseling and an MPN but you will be required to complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment.

WWC honor and merit scholarships will be renewed if the student has made Satisfactory Academic Progress, in addition to fulfilling the renewal requirements specified in their original WWC scholarship letter.

In order to retain a WWC honor or merit scholarship during an institutional Leave of Absence (LOA), you must take an official leave by applying by the deadline with the Registrar's Office.  Please contact the Registrar's Office at (828) 771-2086 or [email protected].