Financial Aid

Welcome to Financial Aid at Western! Navigating the financial aid process is daunting and can seem never ending. We strive to simplify the process and help you understand the options available. We are available to assist you every step of the way.

First things first. You’ll want to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using Western Wyoming Community College’s school code of 003933, so we can determine your level of need.

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be emailed a Verification Link, which will expedite the process.

Now it is time to apply for scholarships, complete our general scholarship application to be considered for all Institutional and Civic Grants.

Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded based on academic performance, special talents, activity participation, program major, financial need, and other factors.

Our Scholarships & Grants page outlines the various scholarships funded by Western, the WWC Foundation, and other organizations. Applying for admission and financial aid by the April 1 priority deadline can increase your eligibility for limited funding.

Federal Work study is an employment program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Western. Jobs pay at least minimum wage and generally average 10-20 hours per week. Visit the Human Resources page to view student employment opportunities. Learn more on our Federal Aid page.

In order to determine your eligibility for federal student aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. FAFSA is free and can be completed entirely online. You will need Western Wyoming Community College's code of 003933 and must apply for admissions for your FAFSA to be processed.

Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell grant is considered need-based aid. Pell grant awards range from $650 to $6,195 based on full-time enrollment.  

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

This is a limited fund awarded to the highest-need, Pell eligible students. Maximum award $600 based on full-time enrollment.

More information can be found on our Federal Aid page.

Minimizing student loan debt while at the community college level is important.

Student or parent loans are low-interest loans available to students enrolled in at least six credits each semester. These funds must be repaid.

Find more information on loan options and processes on our Student Loans page.

After the start of the semester, the financial aid office begins working behind the scenes verifying enrollment and adjusting financial aid awards. The disbursement of aid occurs approximately three to four weeks after the semester begins.

It is critical that all students review their account balance and financial aid awards multiple times throughout the semester. This information is accessible through your My Western account.

 

Those students with a credit on their student account balance may use this credit to purchase books at the Western Wyoming Community College Bookstore. Bookstore accounts are available approximately 10 days before the semester begins and close once financial aid has been disbursed. Check with the Bookstore, if your account is set up for Sponsorship Billing.

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