24/7 Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support Center

Be sure to check your student email for Financial Aid information

OCTOBER 1, 2019 - FAFSA opens for 2020-2021

Priority Deadlines for FAFSA
  • Fall Semester - May 1
  • Spring Semester - November 1
  • Summer Semester - April 1

FINANCIAL AID IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019-2020

FALL 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Tuition Due for Fall 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019 Financial Aid Bookstore Charges Open
Friday, September 6, 2019 Financial Aid Bookstore Charges Close*
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Fall Financial Aid Disbursements Begin for Grants**
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2020-2021 FAFSA OPENS!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Federal Student Loan Disbursements Begin **
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Last Day to Drop and Receive a "W" ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2020

Monday, December 2, 2019 Tuition Due for Spring 2020
Thursday, January 2, 2020 Financial Aid Bookstore Charges Open
Friday, January 24, 2020 Financial Aid Bookstore Charges Close *
Tuesday, January 28, 2020   Spring Financial Aid Disbursements Begin **
Friday, March 20, 2020 Last Day to Drop and Receive a "W"

* Please make sure to charge all required books/supplies for all classes before this date.

 ** The first refunds for each semester will begin on these days.  There are multiple categories of financial aid

that will be refunded and it may take a few days for refunds to be completed. After the inital batch of refunds, subsequent

refunds will be completed bi-weekly. If you are enrolled in late starting classes, your refund will be held until after the 

last day to drop with a refund for your last starting class. 

***After this date, tuition must be paid or financial aid finalized on the same day a student registers to avoid being dropped from class.

*** If you are thinking of withdrawing from a class or class(es) please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss the

impacts that it may have on your account included but not limited to a debt owed to the school.  

 

FAFSA Tips:

Don't want to have to type in all your tax info?  Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer it for you!

Just Be sure to click the Transfer Now box on your FAFSA!

Can't get the Data Retrieval Tool to work?  Check out this to get additional information:  4506-T form Directions (PDF) and the 4506-T form (PDF).

 Applying for Financial Aid can seem overwhelming - it isn't.  Follow these steps:

  • APPLY for Admission to the College!  
  • Create your FSA ID

  • Have you forgotten your FSA ID Password?

  • Have you forgotten your FSA ID Username?

  • Remember, if you are a dependent student, a parent must have a separate FSA username and password.  The parent cannot have the same email as the student.
  • Am I a dependent student?  This dependency status chart can help you discover the correct answer!
  • Fill out your FAFSA.  Returning student or a new one, this video explains it for you!

  • REMEMBER to include WCC's School Code, 003761, so that we get your FAFSA
  • FAFSA has to be filled out every year you plan to attend college
  • Don't wait until you hear from the admissions office - file now!
  • Be sure to use the Data Retrieval Tool and check the transfer now box to ensure your tax information transfer over easily

Need a copy of your tax return transcriptwage transcript, or non-filing status letter? Click Here!

  Important 2019-2020 FAFSA Information:

  • WCC's Financial Aid Office will no longer mail out missing information letters starting with 2018-2019 Financial Aid. This information will be SENT TO THE STUDENTS COLLEGE EMAIL that will direct students to their message center in their Student Information System (SIS). Students will need to look at their To-Do List to see what items are required in order to complete their financial aid.

    After we have collected all necessary documents to complete your file, WCC will review your file for an award. If you are awarded, you will receive an email TO YOUR STUDENT COLLEGE EMAIL from the WCC Financial Office to notify you of your financial aid award. If you are not eligible, you will also receive an email to explain why you are not eligible. If your award is not sufficient enough to cover your tuition costs, you will need to pay the remaining balance to avoid being dropped from classes.

  •  Expecting a refund for a financial award, scholarship, or dropped a course? Avoid waiting in lines at school offices, and take control of the refund process online.

Have you completed everything you need for Financial Aid?

Find out what's missing with our Financial Aid Checklist.

Still, have questions? 

Contact the WCC Financial Aid Office

WCC Financial Aid Office
Bland Hall - Suite 113
1000 East Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382

Phone: 1-855-877-3948
Email: askfinaid@wcc.vccs.edu
Fax: (276) 223-4807

 

 

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