Step 1: Apply for Admissions.
- Haven’t applied? Submit an admissions application for the appropriate semester you plan to attend. Provide admissions with your official transcripts from high school/GED and all colleges attended.
- Students must be “un”conditionally admitted by the admissions office to receive federal aid. Please contact admissions to determine any outstanding documents they may need. Apply to WCC HERE.
- Admissions contact info: 334-556-2468; firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Submit your FAFSA
- Create FSA ID. Both student and parent (if applicable) need an FSA ID to sign and successfully submit the application. Create FSA ID HERE.
- Submit your FAFSA application for the appropriate award year. 2022-2023 FAFSA = Fall 2022 through Summer 2023. Uses 2020 Federal tax information.
- Submit your FAFSA application for the appropriate award year. 2023-2024 FAFSA = Fall 2023 through Summer 2024. Uses 2021 Federal tax information.
- If your parent does not have a social security number, use all zeros in the FAFSA application. You will be required to print a signature page for the parent that must be mailed directly to federal student aid (not WCC) to process the signature. FAFSA applications without signature(s) cannot be accessed by the college.
- Submit your FAFSA using school code 001018 HERE.
- FAFSA applications can also be submitted through the myStudentAid mobile app.
Step 3: What’s next?
- WCC typically receives FAFSA applications 3-5 business days after being successfully submitted. Monitor your WCC student e-mail and OneACCS MyWCC student portal for notification.
- Use this document to set up your login information. How To First-time account login
- Most students are selected for verification by FAFSA and must submit additional documentation. Use this FAQ document to navigate your OneACCS MyWCC account and locate outstanding financial requirements.
Review FAFSA Required Documents Instructions
- Once all required documents are submitted please allow 3-5 business days for processing (typically much sooner) so that your final eligibility can be determined.
- Please do not hesitate to contact WCC Financial Aid. We are here to serve!
Step 4: Remain in good academic standing!
- Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This is assessed at the end of each term for all students. Students can access their SAP status in their MyWCC student. Emails are sent providing updated statuses at the end of each term.
- WCC SAP Policy HERE
Useful FAFSA Videos
Here you will find a collection of helpful videos on various subjects regarding financial aid.
HOW TO CREATE AN FSA ID
This video briefly summarizes how to create an FSA ID, a username, and a password. The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN.
This video briefly summarizes how completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will give you access to federal gift and self-help aid.
HOW TO FILL OUT THE FAFSA
This video provides you with information on what you will need to gather in order to complete the FAFSA.
DETERMINING DEPENDENCY STATUS
This video will guide in determining dependency status, dependent or independent, and if parent information needs to be provided on the FAFSA.
FAFSA SUBMISSION AND RESULTS
This video will review how to sign and submit your FAFSA, and what necessary steps you need to take in order for your financial aid to be fully processed.