SPECIAL NOTICE- Change in Wytheville Community College Data Sharing Policy
Based on the FY 2018 spending bill passed on Friday, March 23, 2018 the college is now able, once again, to provide, with explicit written consent from the student, FAFSA information to scholarship-granting organizations or tribal organizations. This was a reaffirmation on guidance from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) from the Department of Education.
What is not allowed, based on guidance received so far, is eligibility determinations for state benefits programs, even with the student’s written consent. This would include Vocational Rehabilitation, food stamps, income verification for rent, low-income housing, and other social services requests.
Students can directly provide information by these methods:
- Students’ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) can be provided by the student obtaining a copy of their Student Aid Report, which they can get from FAFSA.gov. Log in with username and FSA ID. Click the link to view the Student Aid Report (SAR).
- Students’ Awards can be retrieved on the My.WCC portal under the Student Center/View Financial Aid.