WCCC encourages all students to file for financial aid, even if you think you may not qualify. The application process is free and should be done as early as possible before the semester begins so that financial assistance can be in place prior to the payment due date. You must apply annually for assistance.
If you have never received financial aid at WCCC, apply by following the instructions below:
1. Apply for a FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Identification) from the Department of Education at www.studentaid.gov/fsaid. Parents of dependent students must also apply for a FSA ID.
2. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the renewal FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. WCCC’s Federal School Code is 016857. There is also a Spanish version of the FAFSA available at FAFSA Espanol.
3. Once you have registered for classes, you will receive information on how to view the status of your financial aid on WCCC’s Easy Access Grant Loan Entry (EAGLE) System. Your financial aid award is posted on EAGLE in lieu of an award letter. EAGLE also allows you to track your aid status and has links to download forms and other information.
4. You may be asked to submit additional information to complete the application process. Applications are selected for verification on a random basis by the federal government. This selection does not imply there is something wrong with the application. If your application is selected, you must submit additional documentation so that your financial aid can be determined.
To receive notification of your financial aid eligibility by the semester payment deadlines, please complete the FAFSA by the following dates:
Semester Apply by
Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer May 1
Students who apply after these dates may have to make payment or enter a payment plan with the College. Therefore, it is very important to complete your FAFSA as early as possible. For more general assistance with the FAFSA process, please go to the federal Help with completing the FAFSA site.
A student is considered for financial assistance once he/she has been admitted to WCCC, registered and all financial aid documents have been received. Eligible students will be notified of their award via the EAGLE system. Awarded financial aid is credited to the student’s account each semester, with the exception of Federal Work-Study, which is paid biweekly to the student. Some students may receive assistance in excess of their college cost (tuition, fees and books). The portion that exceeds the college costs will be disbursed to the student after the tenth week of classes.
You may contact the Financial Aid Office at (908) 835-2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.