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How to Apply for Financial Aid


Complete the steps below to facilitate the timely processing of all aid for which they may be eligible. Federal aid is awarded on a first come, first serve basis to eligible applicants.

1. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov for the appropriate year. Be sure to list the WCNC Federal code E01006 as the institution to receive your data.

Note: Completing the FAFSA allows the Department of Education (DOE) to assess your eligibility for the PELL Grant. It also assists the Financial Aid Office in determining your eligibility for other types of aid.

2. Submit your Federal and/or Alternative Loan Application(s) to the Financial Aid Office promptly.

Note: Federal Loans consist of the Direct Stafford Loan (for undergraduate and graduate students) and the Direct Federal PLUS (a loan for the parents of dependent students). Alternative Loan information is available in the Financial Aid Office. You may also consult your bank for alternative loan information.

3. Students who are borrowing a Stafford Loan for the first time at WCNC must complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling online at www.mappingyourfuture.com.


For assistance please contact:

Howard Flamm
Financial Aid Coordinator
(302)328-7508, Ext. 19